Welcome to Chile & welcome to Valparaíso Casablanca Valley. For those travelers who are looking for a good wine and a heritage experience, the opportunity to visit one of the great wine capitals cannot be missed. We invite you to enjoy an exciting and unique experience that includes fine cuisine and the best cool climate wines you can find.
Casablanca has become one of the most important valleys in the country, located only 45 minutes from Santiago and 20 minutes cities you should not miss such as Valparaíso and Viña del Mar.
This valley offers mesmerizing landscapes that have permitted its vines to grow exponentially in the past years. Here, you can enjoy the best cool climate wines and also visit its extended countryside such as Lagunillas, Las Dichas, Melosillas, Maitenes and others. The tranquility and beauty of Casablanca is captured in an annual cultural event called ” Encuentro Internacional de Payadores” organized by the Municipality of Casablanca.
The chance to get to know the town’s emblematic attractions is a must, such as the Town Square, the Santa Bárbara church and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. We can’t leave out the coastal treasure of Quintay, a beautiful fisherman’s bay with a whale hunting past known for its amazing food and fresh products.
If you’re looking for wine, tradition, natural landscapes and an ocean view, Casablanca is the place to go.
45 kilometers away from Casablanca, is the first port of the Pacific Ocean, Valparaiso, also known as the “Pacific Jewel”. Until this day, it remains as an inspiration for visual arts, writers, poets, and urban art.
Its hills, funiculars and people eagerly await your arrival to enjoy the amazing viewpoints and breathtaking sunsets.
This destination is a window for you to taste the hidden flavors of Chilean wine accompanied by urban art and hidden heritage treasures that you will see on walk around the city.
The land of many treasures
Casablanca Valley is only 20 minutes away from Valparaíso and it’s considered one of the premium cool climate valleys around the world with outstanding white & red wines. It’s also known as the birthplace of Chile’s best Sauvignon Blanc followed Chardonnay and other white varieties. Among the red wines, you can find Pinot Noir and Syrah, also known by their quality and peculiarity.
Casablanca offers a great diversity of soil which gives the valley the quality to start planting new vines such as Cabernet Franc and Malbec. The land of many treasures, gave the option of expanding the horizons to start producing sparkling wine thanks to the quality of its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Casablanca Valley has 11 vineyards open to welcome tourists, offering a culinary and tourism experience that include horseback riding, wine museum visits, bike tours, picnics, places to stay and restaurants that perfectly pair with the best cool climate wines of the valley.
Casablanca is a pre coastal valley that’s located in the V region of Chile between the Coastal Mountain Chain, formed 180 million years ago, and the Pacific Ocean. In a straight line, it’s 18 kilometers away from the ocean and crosses Chile transversely. It runs from east to west for approximately 24 kilometers (from the Zapata tunnel to the Lo Vasquez Sanctuary) covering a total of 22.000 hectares of land. It is crossed like a backbone by Route 68, highway that connects Santiago with the port of Valparaiso, one located 80 kilometers away while the other only 40 kilometers, the same distances as the city of Viña del Mar.
The valley is known for the diversity of its soil (mostly clay) formed by the decomposition of the Coastal Mountain and river materials.
The cool climate of the valley presents a characteristic morning mist with diverse temperatures during the day and night that favor the growth process of the grapes. The mesoclimate and microclimate of Casablanca are qualified as a cool climate with an oceanic influence, which brings a morning fog that fades away during the afternoon as the temperature rises. The cool breeze comes from the Pacific Ocean determined by the Humboldt Current coming from the Antarctic that moderates drastically the temperatures of the valley.
During the summer, the average temperature is 25ºC and the annual average is 14ºC. It usually rains between May and October, being September and October high risk months for crops to be seriously damaged by severe frosts.
Harvest season starts during mid March to the end of April, without a doubt all of these peculiarities make Casablanca unique in every way and the wines that the valley provides are outstandingly superior with a high concentration of fruit, great acidity and an elegant final touch.
The valley has more than 5.000 hectares of crops that count with the latest technology such as frost control towers, dripping irrigation and a high control of grape quality. Casablanca has managed to position itself around the world as one of the best valleys to produce premium cool climate wines. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit this Great Wine Capital
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Your contact in Valparaíso – Casablanca Valley
Casablanca Valley Wine Association