Chilean Wine Country (Part 1)

After a fabulous day in Santiago, Michael and I headed a couple of hours South to the Colchagua Valley, in the heart of Chilean wine country.  We honeymooned in Napa and loved exploring Californian wine country while we lived in San Francisco, so since moving to Brazil, checking out Chile’s wine country has been at the top of our to-do list.  And it did not disappoint.  The whole trip felt like a second honeymoon.  Absolutely magical.

In my opinion, almost all vineyards are beautiful, but to have such gorgeous scenery set to the backdrop of the snowcapped Andes Mountains… it was almost too much.  Although there is no way to capture the beauty in pictures, here is my best shot.

Friday — Driving in, we stopped at the most GORGEOUS vineyard — Viña Casa Silva — for a little lunch/wine break.  The scenery was unbelievable, the food was delicious, and their Carménère was my favorite wine from the whole trip.  We loved Casa Silva so much that we returned on our way back to Santiago on Sunday.  

Friday evening we arrived at the sweet Posada Colchagua, right outside Santa Cruz.  The owner knew that we were there celebrating Michael’s birthday so we were greeted with a bottle of red and some fresh bread & local cheeses.  We then proceeded to sit outside our room in little seats made from old wine barrels, sip on wine, watch the sun go down, and sit for hours under the stars.

Up Next: Chilean Wine Country Part 2!

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