From north to south, throughout the 2,653 mile extension (756 770 km² surface area), the Chilean Central Valley lies between the Coastal range («Cordillera de la Costa») and the Andes Mountains. Terrain and climate characteristics vary depending on the geographic zone, from the northern desert topology to the exhuberant south region and the enigmatic and majestic patagonia. The world wide acclaimed chilean wine region spans from the Limari valley to the Bio Bio valley.