Producer Profile

Valade & Transandine

Valade & Transandine is a distinguished wine producer known for its exceptional blends and commitment to quality. Situated in the heart of a renowned wine region, the winery brings together the expertise of two passionate winemakers, Nicolas Valade and Lionel Transandine. Their combined vision and dedication have made Valade & Transandine a standout name in the industry.

The winery focuses on producing wines that reflect the unique terroir of their vineyards. Their approach to viticulture is rooted in sustainable and organic practices, ensuring that the vines are healthy and the environment is preserved. By avoiding synthetic chemicals and emphasizing natural methods, Valade & Transandine enhances the natural flavors and characteristics of their grapes.

Where The Wines Come From

Rapel Valley

Rapel Valley, situated in the heart of Chile's wine country, is gaining recognition for its natural winemaking practices and exceptional wines. Located in the central part of the country, Rapel Valley benefits from a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and cooling influences from the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains. Natural winemakers in Rapel Valley prioritize organic and biodynamic farming methods, eschewing chemical additives and pesticides in favor of sustainable viticulture. They cultivate a variety of grape varieties, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, and Syrah, with minimal intervention to produce wines that reflect the region's unique terroir and the purity of the fruit. Rapel Valley's natural wines are known for their richness, depth, and complexity, with Cabernet Sauvignon offering bold dark fruit flavors, Carmenere providing spicy and earthy notes, and Syrah showcasing ripe berry flavors and peppery undertones. As the demand for authentic and terroir-driven wines continues to grow, Rapel Valley remains a key player in the natural wine movement, offering a taste of Chile's winemaking heritage and commitment to sustainability with every bottle.