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Best wine tours in Casablanca Valley

Why Visit Casablanca Valley?

Wine tours and winery visits within Casablanca Valley are easily made from Santiago. Situated on the coastal plain between Santiago and Valparaiso, Casablanca is rapidly becoming one of Chile’s most famous wine regions despite being relatively new to the global wine scene -  wine production only began to gain momentum here as late as the mid-1980s. As a new producer of premium wines, Casablanca Valley boasts a large number of wineries to visit equipped with the latest modern technology, many of them boutique wineries which are great places for visitors to spend some time discovering some of the most exciting wines of Chile. Casablanca Valley is located 75 km from Santiago, 25 km from Viña del Mar and 40 km from Valparaiso. Casablanca's close proximity to these major cities means there is plenty to explore, including the national parks nearby.

Despite its late start, wine production in the Casablanca Valley has gained rapidly recognition for the high quality and complexity of its numerou wine styles. Particularly notable are the splendid, crisp Chardonnays and Sauvignon Blancs, and stunning reds such as Pinot Noir, Merlot and Syrah. It’s one of the cooler wine regions in Chile, with a Mediterranean climate similar to California’s Los Carneros AVA, with cool misty nights and hot days providing excellent growing conditions for many varieties of grape.

Any visit to Casablanca Valley should also include a sojourn to the coastal cities of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso. Viña del Mar, also known as the "Garden City", boasts a 3.5 km long beach of golden sand, and is considered Chile's answer to Brazil's Copacabana - once you've had your fill of exploring, kick back and relax here for a day or two with a glass of chilled Chilean Sauvignon Blanc in hand! Valparaiso, meanwhile, is a colourful thriving port city where everyday life is a cheerful cacophony of noise and excitement. The city is the former home of legendary poet Pablo Neruda, who drew much inspiration from the vibrant goings-on around him - he once fondly wrote of the city 'Valparaíso, how absurd you are…you haven't combed your hair, you've never had time to get dressed, life has always surprised you.'

So, if you are fond of wine tasting framed by spectacular nature backdrops, look no further! Wine holidays to Casablanca Valleys's vineyards are magical and the perfect place, bordering the Pacific Ocean to the West and the Andes mountains to the East. Here is our guide for the places to eat, drink, stay and be merry in Chile’s Casablanca Valley…


Plan Your Visit

Best Known Grapes

Casablanca Valley is known to produce fantastic grape varieties such as Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc for whites, and Pinot Noir, Merlot and Syrah for reds.

Best time to visit

Wineries in this area tend to be open all year round, though September to June is the most beautiful time to visit.  From Santiago, the Chilean wine country is within easy reach. Casablanca Valley as well as Aconcagua Valley, Maipo Valley and San Antonio Valley wine regions are all good options for day trips from Santiago. San Antonio Valley, along Ruta 78 can be easily combined with a Casablanca Valley tour, especially if you take two days to explore these wine regions.
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How long to stay

Normally, 1-2 days are sufficient to tour the Casablanca Valley wineries, but you will also want to explore the Santiago-Valparaiso and the Viña del Mar areas too. If using Santiago as a base, it is easy to see these areas and visit wineries in the area over the course of  a week .    
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How to get there

You can arrive in Casablanca Valley by land, sea or air but air is certainly the most convenient for direct access. The main point of entry is the city of Santiago, which has an international airport ( Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez airport ). Thanks to Santiago’s position as a port, many travellers also arrive by cruise ship. 
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