After breakfast at the hotel we drive out to Casablanca Valley to continue our discovery of Chile’s wines.
10:00am: We begin with a visit to the Emiliana Winery. The Emiliana winery firmly believes that using sustainable, organic and biodynamic agricultural practices results in better-balanced, healthier and more productive vineyards, which in turn results in better quality grapes and therefore better wines. Energy efficiency and climate change are priority issues at Emiliana, and they are addressed in a variety of ways. These include reducing carbon emissions, improving the vineyard and production management practices to minimise the impact on the ecosystems, and increasing the interaction of native species on their properties. Emiliana produces Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere and Merlot.
12:00pm: Next we visit Re winery. Bodegas Re is one of the most creative wineries of the region and winemaker Pablo Morandé is at the forefront of the Chilean wine scene. His underground winery uses winemaking techniques of the past mixed with modern innovations.
13:30pm: Our third winery visit of the day is to Casa Del Bosque winery where lunch is included followed by a tour through the winery. Viña Casa Del Bosque was founded in Casablanca Valley in 1993 by Juan Cuneo Solari. It is one of the few family wineries in the valley. Being a boutique winery and working on a small scale, they maintain the necessary practices to produce the best quality wines. The production reaches 75,000 cases per year and over 80% is exported to the most demanding markets abroad. Casa Del Bosque produces Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Carmenere and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Later in the afternoon you are transferred back to your hotel in Santiago.