Wine is an elegant drink from valleys nestled in the Chilean countryside; a drink closely linked to Chile’s history. It represents Chile at dinner tables right around the world.
To strengthen the relationship between the people of Chile and wine and help them rediscover this product of our land, 4 September 2015 has been declared the first National Chilean Wine Day. The date was chosen thanks to the research of historian Gonzalo Rojas, who discovered a letter from Pedro de Valdivia, dated September 4, 1545, telling Emperor Carlos V that there was no wine left in Santiago de la Nueva Extremadura (present day Santiago, Chile) with which to celebrate mass. In response, cuttings and seeds were sent to Chile and planted in the areas surrounding the city.
In celebration of National Chilean Wine Day, Viña Ventisquero will open the doors of the La Roblería vineyard in Apalta and offer free tours on Saturday 5 September.
This vineyard tour, in the heart of the Colchagua valley, seeks to provide first-hand experience with the vines and their development. It ends at the Apalta lookout point, which offers a privileged view of the valley, where guests may taste a selection of Ventisquero wines.
Visits, lasting approximately two hours, will be offered at 11.30 a.m. and 3 p.m..
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