Casablanca Chile’s Casas Del Bosque 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. The region quickly became known for its white wines including Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, as well as Pinot Noir, which thrives in its cooler climate. Casablanca has some of the most exciting, inventive wines I’ve ever experienced!
Casas Del Bosque was one of the three wineries I visited while exploring Chile’s Casablanca Valley. I also experienced Bodegas RE & Amelia. They were all great wineries with very different feels to them and wine making styles. The variety was nice and the wineries are all spots I would recommend to others. Casa Del Bosque is a more traditional winery with a tasting that is in a small group setting (approximately 8-10 guests). They also have a restaurant and gorgeous gardens. The tasting here was less intimate than what we experienced at Bodegas RE (with just myself,Katherine and our host). However having the group tasting led to us meeting other tourists (one of favorite parts about travel) and even meeting another fellow Chicagoan. On top of the experience, the wineries setting, the wines were also delicious, another important element of wine tasting! Hijuelas Nº2 Ex Fundo Santa Rosa, Valle de Casablanca. 56-2-2480-6940.
Their delicious Sauvignon Blanc I adored!