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- 59 hectares of Chardonnay
- 19 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc
- 6 hectares of Pinot Noir
78 Hectares (187 Acres) of vineyard for sale 15 minutes from the centre of Santa Cruz.
This vineyard has 45 hectares (108 acres) of vines under cultivation, including 30 hectares of Chile’s famous Cabernet Sauvignon. There is also a warehouse with antique vats which, although no longer suitable for actually making wine, would make a fantastic tourist attraction. The vineyard needs some work to improve quality.
Price 12.5 million pesos/hectare (us$23,000/hectare).
Santa Cruz is a beautiful, quiet agricultural town with a nascent tourism industry with massive potential. It is similar to Sonoma in Napa Valley, California, just with a little less glitz. The landscape around is also strikingly similar to Napa Valley. New restaurants are opening and boutique country hotels are also being established by both Chilean and foreign investors. Over the next few years, it is highly likely that Santa Cruz will boom and land values will increase dramatically. Santa Cruz is just 2 and a quarter hours from Santiago by perfectly maintained motorways and country roads. The town has a new hospital, a large Lider supermarket and is considered one of the safest places to live in the region. Many of Chile’s finest red wines come from the area, including Wine Spectator’s wine of the year for 2008, the Clos Apalta.