Food and Wine Pairing Tour: for those who LOVE Wine & Food we have selected the best combination for you! We have selected Bodegas RE and Loma Larga wineries for our Food and Wine Pairing Tour. We will start our day by visiting Bodegas RE followed by a Food and Wine Paring Tour in their beautiful wine cellars. In a 4 course gourmet meal we will taste 4 of their premium wines. In Chilean language a Food and Wine Pairing Tour is called “Maridaje“.
After having challenged our pallets we will continue with our tour and visit the Loma Larga Winery for a Tour & Tasting on their beautiful estate. Both of these wineries are located in the Casablanca Valley – famous for its production of cool climate wines due to its geographical position. The Casablanca Valley offers an excellent wine terroir due to the combination of sloppy hills, poor soil, extreme temperature variations between day and night, which results in a slow-ripening process.
Bodegas RE reintroduces ancient ways of producing wine in immense amphorae. Combining traditional ways with today’s knowledge enables them to produce beautiful premium wines! Bodegas RE belongs to the Morandé family, 9 generations of wine producers in Chile.
A real gem is their “Vigno” label, produced with 100% of Carignan grapes.
We also we recommend the Chardonnoir.
The Loma Larga winery is a leader in the production of cool wine climate wines in the Casablanca Valley. Their sparkling Cabernet Franc Brut Nature has won several awards. On the vast estate (total of 711 hectares) 148 hectares were planted in 1999 with white and red varieties, some of which are to be considered non-traditional to the Casablanca Valley. The Loma Larga winery belongs to the Alvaro de Toledo family.
You will be picked up at 10.00 and returned by 17.00 max to your hotel (1 hour drive from Providencia).
In the last 20 years Chile has explored areas outside of the traditional Maipo Valley and has moved vineyards to cooler micro-climates like hillside and cool-valley vineyards closer to the coast like Casablanca and Colchagua. This led to new productions outside of the traditional Cabernet Sauvignon – like Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling and extraordinary blends like the Chardonnoir (Bodegas RE).
The arrival of Chilean wines in the established old world wine production caused a proper “terremoto”: Chile showed the world its wines can compete with the Super Tuscans and traditional Bordeaux wines at much more accessible prices.
When the old world came to Chile, the traditional winemakers from Italy and France immediately recognised Chile’s potential for its steady climate, quality of soil and unspoilt natural conditions. Due to its geography Chile is much like an island which very much protects its flora & fauna. Therefore we can often find grape varieties back in Chile, which were extinct in Europe due to the Phylloxera plague.
By the end of the 19th century the Phylloxera plague pretty much destroyed all of Europe’s wine grapes, most notably in France. An example of a grape variety that has been found back in Chile is the Carmenère grape in the Aquitania winery in Santiago.
In the 90s Chileans discovered the potential in the wine industry which led to an enthusiastic new generation of winemakers and viticulturists. Along with the more traditional buildings marked by its European influence of the wine experts from the Old world, a whole new wave of modern architecture has embarked upon the Chilean wine houses, with amazing creations like Viña Vik or Casa Lapostolle wineries.
Chile’s fast progress using new technologies applied to old winemaking traditions has made it possible to move around mass market labels and to create high level quality wines – unique to Chile.
Finesse, elegance, diversity, complexity & authenticity are the signature to Chile’s world class premium wines!
This tour is available Tuesday to Sunday, all year around.
Price per person: 235.00 USD
*based on a minimum of 2 travelers
⊕ Private transport
⊕ Bilingual guide
⊕ Two winery tours & 1 tasting
⊕ One Food and Wine Pairing Lunch
⊕ Two bottles of mineral water & crackers
Price does not include:
⊕ Optional gratuities for guides & drivers
⊕ Items of personal nature
⊕ Travel insurance
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