wineries!

20140214-180853.jpgWineries!  La la la, sing a happy song!

Well, here I am, halfway through my challenge to write, every day during the month of February, about something that I love about living in Chile.

Who would have thought that I would wait SO long to write about wineries?  Well, I did say that my posts would be in no particular order, but it seems quite appropriate to use the halfway milestone AND Valentine’s Day to write about one of the things that I love the most.

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I’ve written about wineries in Chile before, and the fact that they are one of the big reasons that I decided to stay here.  You really can’t go very far outside of Santiago and you’ll hit a wine region but, go even further, and you hit even more wine regions.

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So far, I’ve visited many of the major valleys, such as Elqui, Casablanca, San Antonio, Maipo, Rapel, Colchagua, Curico, Maule; and have many more to explore.  I have a trip planned to Cachapoal in a week, and after that, the next on my hit list is Aconcagua because I’ve tried some very nice wines from Errazuriz and Von Siebenthal.

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Not only are the wineries great because of the wine, although that’s obviously a BIG drawcard.  The Chilean scenery is amazing, the wineries themselves are unique and beautiful, the people are lovely, and it’s sometimes just nice to get out of the city and explore.

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It’s even better to share the experience with other people and enjoy it together, which is what led me to start my new project, “Chile Wine Trails“.

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So today, a day centred around love, I am using the occasion to pay homage to one of the things I love most about living in Chile – it’s beautiful wineries!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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