The Quillay tree (Quillaja saponaria) is native to Chile and grows in the Andes at altitudes of 2,000 m. It's Andean mountain home and its extravagant star-shaped flowers donate a famous nectar. The tree should be protected in a special way, because the high saponin content in the bark makes it interesting for the industry. They are used to knitwear wool and silk to clean. They also have a healing effect and also be used in drinks and in cosmetics.
The mountain areas in the Chilean Andes between Ovalle and Malleco are still a natural paradise. At about 800 meters above sea level, the costume region begins where the slopes are too steep and a traditional agriculture is no longer possible. In the valleys, which are fall and flatter towards the Pacific, thrive the best wines in the country, sun-drenched, full-bodied and full of character.