The Taita vineyards are located at Montes' El Arcángel de Marchigüe estate, at the western end of the Colchagua Valley and 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Like most Chilean soils, those in Marchigüe have granitic origin at various levels of decomposition. Some have high clay content and moderate depth, while others are shallower, with less clay and more silt and rocks. In the blocks dedicated to Taita, glacial influence stands out for its classic angular stones deposited by moving glaciers, as well as stones rounded and smoothed by surface water. The Taita blocks are uniquely dry farmed, developing naturally with fewer bunches of smaller, more concentrated grapes.