Duration: 6 hours approx. Full Day
Available: All year around.
This tour leads to the famous Casablanca Valley in Aconcagua’s wine-producing region. Because of its special location, the valley receives the influence of sea breezes, a natural condition that gives it a favorable temperate climate for producing white wines. The tour begins at the hotel in Valparaiso or Viña del Mar and it’s a 47 km. (29 mi.) trip to get to Casas del Bosque and William Cole wineries.
Casas del Bosque: Casas del Bosque is located 70 km (43 mi.) from Santiago, Chile’s capital, and 30 km (18.6 mi.) from Valparaiso, one of country’s main ports. It was established in 1993 as a family boutique winery to exclusively produce high quality wines. Casas del Bosque has its own vineyards in the Casablanca Valley, an ideal location for premium wine production. Its soil type includes a thin layer of red volcanic clay mixed with decomposed granite formed 110 million years ago on the Pacific Ocean floor. A guided tour will take visitors through the whole production process, followed by a wine tasting experience and lunch at Tanino Restaurant.
William Cole: The tour continues later to William Cole, lying deep within the Casablanca Valley and well known for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay y Sauvignon Blanc whites. The story goes that after a long career in the US, William Cole decided to follow his vision and create fine wines, combining modern technology with experienced techniques. The result of his dream is this awesome winery.