Wine Tasting from Valparaiso
The colorful town of Valparaiso makes an excellent base for exploring one of Chile’s fastest-growing wine regions, the famed Casablanca Valley, where rolling vineyard-covered hills produce the bold reds and crisp whites the country is known for. Here are some must-try wine varietals and tasting experiences.
The Casablanca Valley is one of Chile’s cooler wine-growing regions, with a Mediterranean climate resembling that of the celebrated Los Carneros in California. Cool misty nights, hot days, and the local soil work together to create excellent conditions for growing whites likechardonnayandsauvignon blanc. While white varietals are the stars in this wine country, red-wine lovers will also find excellent reds—pinot noir,merlot, andsyrahare standouts.
*Taste several cool-climate winesin the cellars of one of the region’s best wineries.
- Fit in awinery tour and guided tastingwhile your cruise ship calls at Valparaiso.
*Cycle through verdant vineyardsand learn about the winemaking process on a bike tour.
Learn about sustainable agriculture practices duringtours of local organic vineyards.
Tuck into atraditional Chilean barbecuewith a glass of wine in hand.
Venture farther afield to check out theMaipo and Aconcagua Valley wine regions.