The Casablanca valley is a relative young wine area: innovative winemakers only started planting vines in the mid-1980s.
The Casablanca valley is a relative young wine area: innovative winemakers only started planting vines in the mid-1980s. Due to the warm temperatures during the day and the cool coastal temperatures at night, this valley produces excellent first class crisp & cool climate wines. The valley produces magnificent Merlot, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir as well as Riesling, Viognier, Pinot Gris and Gewurtztraminer.
Visit the boutique vineyard Casas del Bosque with us. Enjoy an informative tour, visit their ample gift-shop and chill out in one of the lounge areas! Make sure you try our favorite Casas’ del Bosque Sauvignon Blanc Reserva.
Our second stop is the Indomita vineyard, located halfway up a hillside with sweeping views of the valley below. There we will enjoy a wonderful lunch à la carte while taking in the breathtaking view, before joining the second tour & tasting! The tasting consists of 2 red & 1 white.
You will be picked up at 09.00 and returned by 17.00 to your hotel. Drive time is about 1.30 hour from Santiago
In the last 20 years, Chile has explored areas outside of the traditional Maipo Valley and has moved vineyards to cooler micro-climates 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 recognized Chile’s potential for its steady climate, quality of soil and unspoiled natural conditions. Due to its geography, Chile is much like an island in which very much protects its flora & fauna. Therefore we can often find grape varieties back in Chile, which is now 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 90’s 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 Monday through Sunday, all year around. Price per person: 170.00 USD *based on a minimum of 2 travelers
What’s included? ⊕ Private transport ⊕ Bilingual guide ⊕ Two winery tours & tastings ⊕ Two bottles of mineral water & crackers
Price does not include: ⊕ Lunch ⊕ Optional gratuities for guides & drivers ⊕ Items of personal nature ⊕ Travel insurance
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