Chile is well known as the first wine producer in the world. So, if you are a wine aficionado, Chile wine valleys are the best place to visit. In general, Chilean meal can not be complete without a domestic appetiser, red wine which makes your heart beat twice faster. So while being in Chile do not miss to try a Pisco Sour known as the best one.
Wine tourism is booming in Chile and today you may find 188 wineries in the country. Without doubt, Chile is the best place to enjoy the tasty red wine and gourmet food. Any restaurant in Chile can boast of a big choice of wine and exquisite Chilean food.
Talking about wine it’s impossible but mention the most famous and amazing valleys. They are Casablanca, Maipo, Cachapoal , Curico and Maule.
Cachapoal Valley is the best place to discover as it’s famous for Cabernets and Merlots. This valley is located between the Andes and the Coastal Range. The best places to enjoy tasty red wine are Chateu Los Boldos, Gracia and La Rosa.
The biggest and the oldest wine producer is Viña Concha y Toro that produces approximately 11 million cases per year.
Another wine valley that is a must to visit is Aconcagua Valley which is famous for its Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah production.
Casablanca is the next one in the list to visit. Its premium Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc wines are very liked all over the worl.
The history of Chilian wine began here in the 1980s. A great opportunity to enjoy lunch in the famous House of Morande Restaurant or it is called Indomita.
Maipo Valley is one of the oldest wine growing areas close to Santiago. Due to the climate, the particular region produces high quality wine. Since colonial times breathtaking vineyards have flourished. Maipo Valley is home for the best Cabernet Sauvignons.
While staying in Maipo Valley, do not miss the chance to visit the Dona Paula restaurant at Vina Santa Rita for a dinner.
Without doubt Viña Concha y Toro is the largest winery in Chile, founded in 1883 and known as the oldest one over the world. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc as well as Chardonnay are produced here.
If you are a gourmet, you should visit the home of wine, and discover the old and breathtaking culture of Chile.