Our tour begins by picking you up from your hotel in Santiago early in the morning, heading to the Casablanca Valley, a 45-60 minute drive away.
Our first stop takes us to Bodegas RE, a small family vineyard, formed after a long career in the wine world by Pablo Morandé and his children. The history is as long as it is recent. Long, because Pablo is the ninth generation of the first Morandé who planted vines in Peñaflor. And recent because the decision to make wine with his children, professionals in viticulture and oenology, just started in the 2008 season, a process that led to the construction of the winery, where the 2012 vintage was first produced. Bodegas RE, is a concept of wines with unique character, based on RE-creating, RE-inventing and RE-seeing ancestral wines, from the biblical, to the wines produced in past centuries by the family in noble and beautiful clay deposits.
Then we continue to Viña Loma Larga, a winery that today is recognized as the leading winery in cool-climate red wines in Chile, such as Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Syrah. This pioneering idea has been successful from the beginning and has been supported by several national and international critics who discovered that Casablanca had an unusual wine profile with great freshness and aromatic potential.
Finally, we will enjoy a gourmet lunch with excellent wines at House - Casa del Vino, an elegant restaurant located in Viña Morandé with a charming country setting.
At the end, we will return to the passengers' hotels.