Wine & Travel

Snooth User: kalani

Chilean Wine

Posted by kalani, May 5, 2008.

Heading to Chile for wine exploration. Will be visiting for two weeks beginning of August 2008. Any suggestions and tips where to visit, what to do, where to stay would be helpful. Thanks and happy drinking.

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Reply by Philip James, May 5, 2008.

Not sure where in Chile Villard Estates is based, but they make excellent wines: http://www.snooth.com/search/villar...

Are you going to be in Santiago?

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Reply by kalani, May 5, 2008.

Yes...will be in Santiago (flying in/out) and plan to visit Concho y Torro and a few others as day trips then head out to the various valleys. Thanks for the Villard Estates heads up. Have you been to Chile?

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Reply by Philip James, May 6, 2008.

Chile no, but I've spent a lot of time in Mendoza, Argentina which is just the other side of the Andes. Santiago is on my list, its supposed to be a beautiful city.

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Reply by Rodolphe Boulanger, May 9, 2008.

Villard is in Casablanca which is close to Santiago.

If you get down to Talca in the Maule, look for Domaine Oriental/Casa Donoso

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Reply by spun69, Jan 9, 2010.

Was in Santiago for a few days in March 2009. Visited some nice boutique wineries in Maipo Valley with a private guide from Santiago Adventures. One winery provided a $100 bottle of 1998 Cab Sauv for a tasting...must have been a mistake but I took the rest of that bottle back to the hotel gratis after purchasing a more economical selection (SCORE!!). Had lunch with owners of Corcoran Gallery winery...their Cab Sauv was very good.

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Reply by amour, Jan 11, 2010.

I remember my UNITED NATIONS days....working for ECLAC...head office SANTIAGO, CHILE........That was when I first got into CONCHA Y TORO .

(1883 .....oldest Winery in CHILE)

Don Melchor Concha Y Toro, a great politician, actually brought grape varieties from BORDEAUX to CHILE...
CB, SB, SEMILLON, MERLOT, CAMENERE..

FRONTERA is very inexpensive and available all over the USA.

For those who adore CARMENERE, please try 2003 TERRUNYO CARMENERE.

I rather enjoyed the DON MELCHOR....single vineyard CABERNET SAUVIGNON
from PUENTE ALTO vineyard in MAIPO.


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