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White wine country

Just 80 km from Santiago and 41 km from Valparaíso, the Casablanca Valley is yet another "transversal valley" that cuts across Central Chile from the mountains to the sea. It owes its name to Santa Bárbara de Casablanca, wife of the Spanish monarch Fernando VII.

The lack of water here led to the construction of dams and reservoirs, which breathed new life into the region. Today Casablanca is one of Chile's major winegrowing valleys for white varieties and has a well developed wine tourism industry. If you want to enjoy a glass of fine white wine, just visit one of the dozens of wineries dotted around the Casablanca landscape.

In addition to wine, however, the valley has vibrant traditions and local culture. Three years ago the town of Casablanca inaugurated the entertaining "fiesta costumbrista", which is held in early October each year and includes folk singers, local food and tours around the area. It is free of charge.

For a memorable place to visit, go to Lo Vásquez, a small village with a deep rooted Catholic tradition. Each year on December 8th thousands of faithful pilgrims flock to the local shrine of Nuestra Señora Purísima de Lo Vásquez.

 

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Tours you can do

Winery Tours

 

Getting There

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By Car
From Santiago, take Ruta 68 west to the Casabanca Valley, located between the Zapata tunnel and the Santuario de Lo Vásquez, easily accessible for a visit.
 

 

Tips

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Food and accomodation
Some of Casablanca's wineries also offer luxury accomodation and fine food, and there are many other restaurants in the area. Stop at roadside stalls along the highway and side roads to purchase local fruit, preserves and flowers.    

 

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