After breakfast at the hotel, we drive to Casablanca Valley and begin our winery tour of this region.
10:30am: 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.
12:30pm: Next we visit Casa Del Bosque winery where lunch is included. Viña Casa Del Bosque was founded in Casablanca Valley in 1993 by Juan Cuneo Solari. It is one of the few family wineries of 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% of it is exported to the most demanding markets abroad. Casa Del Bosque produces Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Carmenere, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
After our visit to Casa Del Bosque we transfer to Matetic Vineyards.
Matetic Vineyards are located in Fundo Rosario, 120 km from Santiago. The north part of the property is located in Casablanca Valley and the south part of the property is part of San Antonio Valley. In 1999, the Matetic family decided to diversify their business ventures and enter the world of wine, confident in the virtues of the climate and soils in the Rosario Valley. With a firm conviction in the vital importance of maintaining a strong professional team to guide every step of the project, the family incorporated external consultants into the project in 2000 to ensure that Matetic wines achieve the highest quality. Matetic produces Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Gewürztraminer and Riesling.
Accommodation tonight is at Matetic Casona with dinner included.