Monthly Archives: January 2015

Casas del Bosque – Chile

For the final part of our Chilean adventure we’re staying in Casablanca and going to Casas del Bosque. This was not an estate I knew very much about when I travelled over there – but over the past 12 months … Continue reading

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Vinos Emiliana – Chile

Emiliana are a reasonably large producer who are based in Colchagua, however for our visit we went to their visitor centre in Casablanca – which is easily reached from Santiago in around an hour (traffic permitting!). The journey there takes … Continue reading

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Odfjell – Chile

Odfjell is a project undertaken by Dan Odfjell who is a Norwegian shipping magnate, whilst his son, Laurence is an architect who designed Odfjell’s winery and visitor centre. It’s an impressive place dug into the hillside so that 60% of … Continue reading

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Ventisquero – Chile

Ventisquero is quite a large producer of wines, but they fly somewhat under the radar in the UK thanks to their tactic of selling their entry level wines in the supermarkets under a completely different label – Yali. Yet despite … Continue reading

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Cono Sur – Chile

2014 was Cono Sur’s 21st birthday – it was set up by parent company Concha Y Toro in 1993. Although owned by Concha y Toro it is run (though not distributed) in a completely different way, from a different winery … Continue reading

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Vina Montes – Apalta,Colchagua

Montes are a medium/large family owned wine business in Chile based in Colchagua but (as many producers have) vineyards and contract growers in other regions. It is a producer that has managed to garner a very decent reputation alongside producing … Continue reading

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Caliterra – Chile

Caliterra is a ‘sustainable’ winemaking project originally set up by a partnership of Robert Mondavi and Vina Errazuriz. First planted in just 1997 the estate has undergone a number of changes in that time. The first plantings were high density, … Continue reading

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