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) ...
... is very deep. At 44m (about 125 feet) it's perfect for large ships.
During Valpo's golden era, it had lots of "firsts" for Latin America for example the first fire station. The town is very fire prone because of a combination of the dry climate, the electrical power system and way of building houses. The first fire station was founded by 151 British and 4 Chileans, but financed by an American so it's called the Fire Station of America. Firefighters are all ...
... He had read the manuels - live life to the fullest, wherever you are be all there, spread your wisdom, make sure to tell your friends - but he could never finish them. Another sheet of paper. And what of the men we are to become. Do we want them big - or do we want them cultured? Take Trudeau. Take Mayor Ford. What distant star should our youth aim for? There is Sidney Crosby. There is Les Stroud. Can the two be reconciled? Take the case that an empty man is full ...