Saturday, October 24, 2015

Enjoying wine in the Casablanca valley, Chile

During our September 2015 trip we spent a day enjoying a wine tour in Chile's Casablanca Valley. We visited three vineyards, Loma Larga, Bodegas Re and Quintay. This tour turned out to be one of those days when you just have a wonderful time, thanks to some good company and of course some lovely wine. The day started at Loma Larga.

Loma Larga turned out to be the highlight of the day, thanks mainly to our Guide Pamela whose personality and passion for her job helped to make the experience a lot of fun with lots of laughter. We started the tasting just sipping the wine, noticing that our companions were knocking it back. Not wanting to appear unsociable we followed suit as Pamela encouraged us all to refill our glasses.

That set the tone for the rest of the day, our interest in the wine and increased as the day wound on as did the level of laughter. Our second destination of the day was Bodegas Re where they follow some traditional wine manufacturing processes and specialise in blending grape types to develop their own unique varieties of wine.

Our final destination where we had a delicious four course lunch was Quintay. By this time everything seemed funny, Susy and I lost it in a fit of laughter on the tour as the intake of wine continued. 

Evidence of the consumption at Loma Larga
After an hours drive back to our hotel in Santiago we arrived at about 6pm, adjourned to our room for a siesta and woke up 2 hours later. A wonderful day and well worth trying out if you find yourselves in Chile.