Hotel Casablanca,Spa & Wine
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Through our good friend Mel in California, we got an introduction to the folks at Kingston. We met Andy Pflaum, who is married to Courtney Kingston, 5th generation of the Kingston family on this property. When not attending to business on the ground in Chile, Courtney and Andy live in the San Francisco Bay area. This was an especially nice visit, because we had easy conversation (in english) with one of the main folks ... on ...
Driving up from the Valparaiso coast you peek over the hills and drop down into a valley studded with farms, an array of trees, and vineyards. This is the Valle de Casablanca, Chile's first cooler climate coastal wine region putting Sauvignon Blanc, C******nay, and Pinot Noir on the map.
Casas del Bosque was our first stop, a stand-out maker of crisp, pungent Sauvignon Blanc, among other wines. Their tasting room is off to the side, set up specifically for ...
The Valle de Casablanca is Chile's first cool-climate coastal wine region, grapevines only just planted in the mid-80s. The cool foggy mornings with afternoon sun is ideal for wines we love: Sauvignon Blanc, C******nay, and Pinot Noir. Other varieties are also found in the valley to a lessor extent. We stopped on our way to Valparaiso from Santiago (very convenient).
Our first visit was Emiliana Organic Vineyards, the first (and only) ...
... man on the hill, finally had a chance to become him. Can a place now be made for those who don't seek growth for the sake of growth? Or will we all have to move to Ireland? And meanwhile, on the heat-stricken coast of Portugal, people read of exotic South America in their newspapers. But of all the places he had never been, it was Portugal he missed the most. And what of what we read? Do we want to find the meanings ourselves - or are we satisfied with daily briefings and ...
... and interesting, although our two brief nights there hardly qualifies us to contribute to the city's annual Christmas card update (although if they aren't already doing this maybe I can get in on the ground floor). Considering the brevity of our stay it probably isn't too surprising that our main highlight was our accommodation, the perfect place to recharge for a couple nights after a fairly hectic two weeks in Chile. It was a "loft apartment" which somehow only went ...