This tour is a “must do” for chocolate and sparking wine aficionados. Explore the Casablanca Valley as you not only taste delicious sparkling wine and rich chocolate, but learn about the history and origin of these delicacies.
Duration: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Start/End Location: Santiago or Viña Del Mar/Valparaiso
Availability: Year-round except on national holidays
After your hotel pick up, we will drive one hour to the Curacaví Valley nestled in the Coastal Mountain Range. Here, we will stop at a family-run chocolate factory where the owners will conduct a private chocolate preparation demonstration during which you will sample some of the factory’s specialty chocolates infused with interesting flavors, including oregano, ají chile peppers, and honey mustard. Enjoy a cup of coffee during the sampling before heading to Viñamar, Chile’s largest sparking wine vineyard. Viñamar is located in the neighboring Casablanca Wine Valley. On the way to Viñamar, we will make a quick stop at Emiliana, Chile’s largest organic wine vineyard. You’ll have the opportunity to walk through its beautiful grounds where you will get to see alpaca and other animals roaming freely.
Once at Viñamar, you will take a tour of the vineyard and then enjoy a tasting of their world-renowned sparkling wines. The winery’s name pays homage to the valley’s primary virtue: its beneficial proximity to the sea. Our last stop will be Casas del Bosque Winery. Casas del Bosque is one of the most important vineyards in Casablanca, and in 2010 it became the best vineyard to visit in Chile. Upon arrival, you will be invited to sample the vineyard’s showcase sparking wine, “BO”. BO comes from the best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes from their vines in nearby Las Dichas, influenced by the sea breeze that provides a unique freshness. Golden yellow with greenish tones and small bubbles, BO presents intense aromas of toast and fresh fruit. After the tasting, you will have time for lunch at the vineyard’s award-winning restaurant, Tanino.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.