Casablanca Chile’s Wine Country & Legendary Bodegas RE Winery

Casablanca Chile’s Wine Country & Legendary Bodegas RE Winery

For all of you fellow wine lovers you¬†need to know about Chile’s Casablanca Wine Region and better, yet experience it yourself!¬†The Casablanca Valley is a wine-producing region 47¬†miles northwest of Santiago¬†and 21 miles south of Valparaiso. ¬†The valley takes its name from the commune¬†of Casablanca and stretches roughly (19 miles) east to west.¬†¬†Vines were first planted here in the mid-1980s during the revitalization of the Chilean wine industry and quickly became known for its white wines including¬†Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, as well as Pinot Noir, which thrives in its cooler climate. ¬†This Chilean region¬†has some of the most exciting, inventive wines I’ve ever experienced.

If you’re visiting Casablanca Bodegas RE¬†is a¬†must see! ¬†¬†Bodegas RE¬†was the first winery we visited, which in hindsight, may have been a mistake…. ¬†I say that because it‚Äôs pretty hard (nearly impossible) to top Bodegas RE. Since their owner & wine maker Pablo is the most well-known¬† wine maker in Chile¬†visiting his winery is quite the experience.¬†After working for Concha y Toro he left to start his own brand Bodegas RE. He was the first wine maker to make wine in the Casablanca Valley and after another 20 or so followed. ¬†His brand is known for very inventive exciting wines as you‚Äôll see in the tasting photos below. A few of the most interesting wines we tasted were a Pinotel, Chardonnoire, and a Cabernan.¬†You’ll see in the pictures not only does Bodegas RE make wine, they also have delicious Olive Oil & Balsamic vinegar which they age extensively (some up to 18 years) resulting in a delicious product.

I highly recommend visiting Bodegas RE during a visit to Chile’s Casablanca Valley. I would suggest saving this as your last stop¬†since it’s truly the¬†King of Casablanca Wine Region and hard to top! ¬†Camino a lo Ovalle km 1.3.¬†¬†Casilla 175, Casblanca. Valparaiso, Chile, Casablanca 2480298, Chile.¬†+56322741234.

Bodegas RE

Bodegas RE

Bodegas REThe wine tasting bar & store

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Bodegas RESome of the most gorgeous barrels I’ve ever seen!

Bodegas REExperiencing the wine tasting in the wine cellar/cave

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Bodegas REThe Clay Jars Bodegas used to ferment

IMG_2956Our awesome host Rodrigo. Notice how relax and laid back he is. Welcome to Chile!

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Bodegas REThe Balsamueria, pretty amazing 

Bodegas REThe barrels of Balsamic Vinegar aging

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