Casablanca Valley, Chile has become a bucket list travel location for wine lovers, connoisseurs, and foodies from all over the world. The breathtaking landscape of the valley is dotted with lush vineyards and bustling cities. Grab a bite to eat in Santiago or Valparaiso, then spend an evening at one of the world-renowned wineries listed below. Chile’s coastal wineries are especially known for their fantastic white wine, so be sure to have a glass or two of hand-crafted Sauvignon Blanc – and the rest!
William Cole Vineyards produces some of the finest wines in Chile. The valley’s flat surface and rich soil - in combination with the Pacific waters from the nearby coast - creates an ideal terrain for growing grapes. It is no surprise then how successful William Cole Vineyards has been in producing top-notch Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. A guided tour of this winery is sure to be a special treat for history buffs too as its design honours Native American buildings and old Chilean missions. Tours also include discovering the waking at this special winery, a visit to the bottling line and of course, a tasting of some truly spectacular wines.
Matetic Vineyards is the first winery in Chile to practice biodynamic methods and organic agriculture in order to produce wine in an environmentally respectful way. Matetic Vineyards wines are carefully crafted and are of excellent quality. The hard work that goes into producing the best wine possible here definitely shows the potential of coastal Chile, which typically has a cooler climate. Visitors to Matetic Vineyards can learn about the different phases of winemaking while sipping delectable, award-winning wines and taking in the stunning views of the surrounding Rosario Valley.
Kingston Family Vineyards is a boutique winery located on the Kingston family’s farm. The farm has been in the Kingston family for generations and used to be a frontier for gold mining before the family discovered they could strike gold (so to speak) in the wine industry. Unlike the wineries on the coast of Casablanca Valley, which tend to focus primarily on white wines, Kingston Family Vineyards has started producing cool-climate red wines. Their winemaking technique reflects that of a small family-owned business, as they handcraft their Pinot Noir, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc in small batches.
La Recova Vineyard
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La Recova Vineyard is a small winery nestled within the rolling hills of Casablanca Valley. If the friendly service and breathtaking landscape doesn’t win you over, perhaps the award-winning Sauvignon Blanc will change your mind. Have a seat outside with friends and enjoy a delicious glass or two while overlooking the spectacular Chilean landscape and learning about La Recova’s winemaking process.
Casas del Bosque
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Casas del Bosque provides a particularly unique experience to casual tourists and wine connoisseurs alike. There are a number of different tours to choose from, including a tour designed exclusively for women and a program during the early Springtime, in which participants can learn first-hand about the harvest season and even get hands-on experience harvesting grapes to make wine! What could be better than that? The celebratory empanada and glass of Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva that follows your hands-on wine experience, perhaps?
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