Diego de Almagro Talca
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Stupid cash machines playing up again, saying there is a
problem with my card, though my company insists they haven’t blocked it again –
tried 2 machines then reduced the amount and the 3rd finally gave me
some – if they are running short, why don’t they just say so instead of blaming
Dropped into the main plaza to catch a parade of firemen ...
... why Mr. Balduzzi lived on site! The winery had been badly damaged by the 2010, losing hundreds of thousands of litres of wine and many of their buildings. It has however bounced back, and we tried (amongst others) the carmonere wine that the region is well known for and which isn't found in many regions throughout the world! After exploring the little town, we took a bus back to Talca, to then continue on to our next destination - Chillan!
... ever had, finishing off an amazing day in Maipu. We were so content and slightly drunk that we decided to skip the last winery and cycle home. The views of the Andes and vineyards in Maipu were stunning and cycling down tunnels of trees in the afternoon sun was spectacular.
A week later, we started work on a sun-dried tomato farm in San Rafael. Working 7 days a week and regularly up to 12 hours a day, this was by far the most physically demanding work either of us had ...
... with other initiatives enables them to call it organic wine. Sort of like a LEED building only for wine. We are back at the B&B in time for a martini and a swim in the pool on what has turned out to be a perfect summer evening. Each of the 7 wineries visited thus far were quite distinct from one another, like snowflakes and women, no two are alike.
Friday; Today we traded our horse and cart for a diesel bus covering many acres of vine growth. Fully ...
... our truck parked on the hill opposite with its lights on! (You have to drive with your lights on in Chile.) Poor Kevin had to walk back to the truck where he found the battery had flattened. Two chaps having a picnic with their family close by helped him bump start the vehicle down a slope. Kevin parked it so he could bump start it again if necessary.
We then carried on up the track to find three galvinised tin shacks on the path. There were built ...