- Updated On:
- August 17, 2022
The San Ramón Economic Unit is made up of two properties, Santa Ramón Hijuela 3 and San Ramón, which together add up to a total capacity of 341 hectares. physical soils, according to Plans prepared for the purposes of subdivision of the old property of the Valencia family.
Traditionally, the property has been dedicated to sheep farming, given the excellent climate and soil conditions, thus obtaining good rates of meat production. In the lomaje soils there were forest plantations of distinguished pine, burned in the mega fire of January 2017, in these sectors, today there is natural reforestation of pines, without management.
There are also vineyards in approx. 3 hectares of surface of good level of production and quality, given its condition of dry land.
Mainly the livestock and vineyard sector, develops on flat to undulating topography soils, deep and of medium fertility, also having soft hilly soils with good production potential.
According to the Certificate of Assessment with classification of Soils, issued by the Internal Revenue Service, the soils correspond mainly to classes IV and VI of use capacity of the Cauquenes Soil Series, verifiable by test pits and naked eye view. This Series has as its source material a complex of highly decomposed metamorphic rocks; loam surface texture and deep clayey; dark brown to reddish brown; Fast external drainage and slow internal drainage, with an average depth greater than 1.0 meters and with medium levels of fertility, which allows productions with good potential.
The soils are suitable for plantations of fine viniferous vines, olive trees, European hazelnuts, blueberries, etc., with potential for water resources, given that the property adjoins Estero Belco, a sector that has the possibility of drilling deep wells.
Also, the Belco estuary passes through the property, for which water can be dammed in dams to accumulate water and irrigate future plantations of vines or fruit trees.
The property has minimal basic constructions such as a tenant house.
In general, they are fences of 4 and 6 strands of barbed wire or ursus mesh in good condition. Lately all the fences have been repaired for better management of cattle and pastures.
The property is approximately 25 kilometers from Cauquenes along the Cauquenes to Sauzal Route, a paved route throughout its length.
It also has access from the north, along the Ruta Los Conquistadores from San Javier to Cauquenes, taking the Sauzal exit.
a.-In both properties there is a plantation of approx. 3 hectares of rainfed vineyards.
FUTURE EXPLOITATION POTENTIAL
The arrival of vineyards such as Concha y Toro, Undurraga, Casas Patronales, among others, opens up a perspective of growth in the wine and fruit sector with great projections in the area.
The foregoing given by the award-winning wines that are obtained from the grapes produced in the area. It is worth mentioning that the Casillero del Diablo Wine, an icon of Viña Concha y Toro, is produced in a property in Cauquenes (El Boldo), the 2017 Merlot Wine La Prometida Revoltosa from Santiago Correa produced in Predio Lo Carolina, País de Loyola in Predio Pocillas, etc., are some examples of products from the Cauquenes area.
In press articles it is pointed out that the Cauquenes Terroir is comparable to the Napa Valley in California.