The Casablanca Valley produces the most important white wine of Chile and has become famous for wine tourism. A valley that from mountain to sea gives life to thousands of vineyards that can be visited by the day from Santiago.
Located only 80 km from Santiago and 41 km from Valparaiso, Casablanca Valley is one more of the "transverse valleys" crossing the center of Chile between the mountains and the sea, and owes its name to Santa Bárbara de Casablanca, wife of Spanish king Ferdinand VII.
Devoid of water, dams and reservoirs were built, which gave a new lease of life. Today it is one of the most important producer valleys of white wine in the country and has made wine tourism one of its strengths. If you want to drink a good glass of white wine, just walk through dozens of vineyards dedicated to its production, which are spread across the geography of Casablanca.
But besides wine, this valley is full of traditions and culture. The town of Casablanca has held an entertaining "traditional festival" for three years now, which takes place the first days of October and features folk performances of singers, typical meals and tours. Admission is free.
A well remembered location of this valley is Lo Vásquez, small Catholic town, known for its tradition because of the pilgrimage that takes place every year in the name of Our Lady Immaculate Lo Vásquez, which congregates thousands of people every December 8th.
The gastronomy in the central zone of Chile, there is a wide choice of dishes throughout the year, you can't go in chile without having tasted the traditional Chilean empanadas or without having tasted a good vinochileno. The charquicán, casserole or the sopaipillas with pebre to spend the cold winter or preparations made from corn such as pastel de choclo and the tamales that are characteristic of summer. Also you can refresh with a good motto with huesillo peach and mote.
You can also find a variety of fish and shellfish that are located along the Chilean coast. Stew of conger eel, clams with Parmesan cheese, shrimp empanadas and oysters Pil pil are just some of the dishes more characteristic and favourite of the country.
How to go
Tour: From Santiago to the Valle de Casa Blanca.
The climate in the V Region is chilly and Mediterranean with dry summers and humid and temperate winters. The average annual temperature is 15° C. During winter the temperature is around 11°, and during summer the temperatures surpass 25 ° C.
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