Winemaking & Terroir

Meet Casillero del Diablo's Winemaker

Sebastian Rodríguez

Sebastian Rodríguez

Sebastián was born in Santiago, Chile, but his mother’s family lived in a rural area at that time, which is where he had his first contact with the vineyards from when he was quite young.

Currently, Sebastián has dedicated himself to working with different varieties, in particular with Pinot Noir. He has mainly been working with this variety in the Limarí, Casablanca and coastal Rapel Valleys.

Discover Our Valleys

  • Maule
  • Maipo
  • Limarí
  • Rapel
  • Casablanca

Located 250 kilometres south of Santiago, Chile, the Maule Valley is Chile’s largest wine region and has tremendous geographical and climatic diversity and versatility. Very rainy winters and warm summers, along with relatively infertile soils, enable the production of very high-quality red wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Carmenere.

World-renowned for the quality of its Cabernet Sauvignon, this valley has a temperate Mediterranean climate with considerable influence from the Andes Mountains. Our vineyards are located near the Maipo River, which is fed by the mineral and oxygen-rich Andean meltwater. These conditions create an extraordinary terroir for Cabernet Sauvignon with tremendous character, delicate aromas, and elegant fruit expression.

Located in the Coquimbo Region, 400 kilometres north of Chile’s capital city of Santiago, Limarí receives cool breezes from the Pacific Ocean. This, paired with the region’s scant rainfall and its unparalleled mineral-rich soils, creates an ideal terroir for bringing out the finest character in varieties such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Viognier.

Rapel is a large valley divided into two internationally acclaimed zones: Cachapoal and Colchagua. The temperate climate with four well-defined seasons combines with a wide range of soil types to give rise to wines of extraordinary quality, particularly in red varieties such as Merlot, Malbec, Shiraz, and our emblematic Carmenere.

Especially influenced by the cold Humboldt Current in the Pacific Ocean, Influenced by the cold Humboldt Current in the Pacific Ocean, this valley is also located very close to the coastal mountain range. The mountains’ low altitude allows morning fog to creep in from the sea, moderating the temperatures and creating a microclimate that gives spectacular freshness to white varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.