Watch this space for my wine, food and people tour of the beautiful AND FAMED Santa Cruz valley, Casablanca valley and the restaurants all over centraL CHILE.
If you are looking for the authentic place to eat and drink the best Chileans in Santiago , look no further.
We followed this up By a weeend in my favorite valley Colchagua, where many of the top estates had been severly affected by the recent earthquake and lost their wine from the broken tanks.
Here we visited the estate Lapostolle, Clos Apalta home of premier French style wines and luckily they had not lost their wine.
The videos are all up on utube, so follow along on the tour.
picture here at CASA del BOSQUE CASABLANCA VALLEY CHILE winetasting
We tasted at Emiliana Organic wine estate ( they make great Olive oil too ) and then at Casa del Bosque in Casablanca see below .
And then finally, Im at the oldest estate just outside Santiago Santa Carolina with winemaker Andrés Caballero talking about winemaking and his icon wine Carmenére Herencia which I was lucky enough to taste from the tank.
The cellar at Santa Carolina Santiago which dates back to the 1800s, was not badly damaged during the earthquake, although they were restoring one of the estates heritage homes and offices which were damaged. The cellar is really a national treasure!! and a registered National monument, built using clay and albumen, in the days when they built things to last. I was lucky enough to spend the entire afternoon been taken through the process with Francesca and the winemakers and then tasting their stellar Carmenére with the chief wine maker Andrés Caballero.
I will be telling the stories of the people I met along the way so follow along in the next few weeks.
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later on my final night I shared some of that precious bottle with Max from Andes wines. com and Paloma who came to interview me on wine and social media..
SO HERES THE INTERVIEW AND THAT AMAZING CARMENéRE
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I have enjoyed every moment, and look forward to coming back to these wonderful places again and again.
Wisequeen on wine from Chile,
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