Casablanca Valley, Chile

Chile’s top white wine region

Casablanca Valley, situated on the coastal plain between Santiago and Valparaiso, is Chile’s fastest growing wine region. The Casablanca Valley is relatively new to the wine industry with wine production beginning as late as the mid-1980s. As a young valley of premium wines, Casablanca Valley boasts a large number of modern cellars with the highest winemaking technology, many of them boutiques wineries. Despite it's late start wine production in the Casablanca Valley has gained recognition in particular for the white wine production of splendid crisp Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, but also for some stunning reds such as Pinot Noir, Merlot and Syrah. Casablanca Valley is one of the cooler wine regions in Chile....
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Casablanca Valley, situated on the coastal plain between Santiago and Valparaiso, is Chile’s fastest growing wine region. The Casablanca Valley is relatively new to the wine industry with wine production beginning as late as the mid-1980s. As a young valley of premium wines, Casablanca Valley boasts a large number of modern cellars with the highest winemaking technology, many of them boutiques wineries.

Despite it's late start wine production in the Casablanca Valley has gained recognition in particular for the white wine production of splendid crisp Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, but also for some stunning reds such as Pinot Noir, Merlot and Syrah.

Casablanca Valley is one of the cooler wine regions in Chile. It has a Mediterranean climate similar to California’s Los Carneros AVA, which includes parts of Sonoma and Napa counties. Soil and climate favours the production of top quality Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Cool misty nights and hot days provides excellent growing conditions.

If you are fond of wine tastings framed by spectacular nature backdrops, look no further - Casablanca's vineyards are the perfect place, bordering the Pacific Ocean to the West and the Andes mountains to the East.

WHEN TO GO AND FOR HOW LONG?

Wineries in this area are open year round, with spring through fall, September through June being the best time to visit. Normally 1-2 days are sufficient to tour the Casablanca Valley wineries, but you will want to explore the Santiago-Valparaiso/ Viña del Mar area. If you use Santiago as a base you can easily tour the other wine regions in the area over a week and see some of Santiago and the Valparaiso/Viña del Mar area as well.

WHERE TO GO?

  • In Chile you are never far from the Pacific Ocean or the Andes mountains so a visit to the beach or trekking in the Andes is always an option.
  • 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. 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. 

DONT MISS!

  • Any visit to Casablanca Valley should include a visit to the coastal cities of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso.
  • From Santiago, the Chilean wine country is within easy reach. Casablanca Valley, 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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