wine tourism

In the heart of Casablanca Valley, just 50 minutes from Santiago city, is “Estancia El Cuadro”, founded in 2009, with 750 hectares, an enormous house of 2.400 square meters, and one of the main wine tourism centers. This vineyard offers classical music concerts, guided visits that tell the history of the wine museum, represented by wooden figures carved by hand, performances of dancing and folklore, a garden of grapes with 26 vine varieties, part of the educational tour, and an exhibition of barrels painted by students from schools of Casablanca town.

The one who is called the 40 castles man, Bernard Magrez, should also be named the « King of the French wine tourism » because of his leadership in this field. Certainly, we could highlight a particular winery, as Fombrauge, La Tour Carnet or even Pape Clément or Haut Peyraguey, but what is interesting concerning Bernard Magrez vineyards it is to study them as a whole.  Indeed, this patiently built kingdom based on wine, praised the French “art de vivre”.

It’s only 2 weeks now before I set off from Santander in northern Spain on my journey to Mendoza, Argentina.   This is my wonderful prize for winning the Great Wine Capitals guests bloggers contest.  I received my flight tickets and itinerary a few weeks ago giving me the pleasure of knowing well in advance where I was going and the opportunity to look forward to what awaits me there.  Thank you very much Catherine Leparmentier Dayot, Permanent Secretary, Great Wine Capitals Global Network for all your help with the arrangements.

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