Traveling from La Serena to the Valle del Elqui, one sees beautiful mountain scenery and valleys which have been irrigated by La Laguna Dam, enabling productive vineyards to thrive. It was interesting to see what was being accomplished on this land so close to the very dry Atacama Desert. I had seen the vineyards which lie between Santiago and Valparaiso. It was a nice surprise to see the vineyards in the north as well.
The mountains are quite arid.
Elqui Valley winery
"When the roses are healthy, the grapes will also thrive."