Wine tasting: 2 days, 3 vineyards, 1 rental car, exploring the Chilean wine region of Casablanca, 31 - 1 June
31.05.2014 - 01.06.2014 25 °C
Our first stop in the wine region off Route 68 was a boutique vineyard called Casas del Bosque, set in acres of stunning autumn colours
About the vineyard Casas del Bosque
That night we went off-road and stayed in the countryside, miles from anywhere. With nothing but horses, a farm dog, kittens and the stars to keep us company
Day 2, first stop, a wine tour at Viña Indomita. A massive operation, which exports 95% of its wines to Europe and the US
Most vineyards in this region are now using special wind machines that are activated when the temperature drops below 2 degrees. The machines then circulate the various thermal layers, pulling warmer air from above the fields down to the ground, raising the overall temperature around the sensitive vines.
Our tour around the premises
Tasting their Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Carmenere, and Cabernet Sauvignon
About the vineyard Viña Indomita
Our last vineyard of the day was another boutique vineyard, called Matetic, complete with exclusive hotel and restaurant
This is an experiment by the owners. Different wines are matured in cement containers (this one was filled at Easter, hence the Easter Egg look), rather than the usual French oak. Jury is still out on it though
About the vineyard Matetic
Heading to the airport. Off to our next country...