The wine production hall seems to be an old building, but it isn't. It was really surprising that everything and all was built in old style. This hall looks like the old factory halls we have in Europe .... and which were built at the beginning of the industrial revolution in the mid 19th century.So don't believe someone who says that this are old...more
The winery also has its own museum, which shows the history of the winery and the owner familiy. Further you can see interesting details and exponates about chilenian viticulture but also history of viticulture in general. You will get infos where wine originally comes from, how it came to Chile, and, and, and ....Very interesting! The building in...more
These are the caves. Guess how many barrels they have.. Hmmm, what do you think? 500 or 1000?? No, there are more than 5000 ! barrels there. It was unbelievable when comparing with Austria ....
The barrels (barriques) are all filled with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carmenere, Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc and each barrique contents 225 litres.
And if you thought that the cave is an old one then you are wrong, because ... right ... it's a FAKE again .....
We also had a wine tasting and a dinner. It was typically chilenian with assado (which is a south american barbecue) and much wine, and of corse all from the winery. And all that took place in the park and a wonderful area, which could not more beautiful ....
The reason why I put it into the "warning & dangers" section is because if you eat and drink too much you can feel sick then ... So take care...
And in the park there are some great statues. These statues are really rather old and they are no fake! The owner bought them from Italy. But don't ask me about the details, our guide was not able to say them!
But these statues are so beautiful that someone can get mad of them ... like me... because I really FALL IN LOVE with them...
you can see that on the picture
The winery and the guest house is surrounded with a great park. There are many old trees, some wonderful palm trees and green meadows. It looks so peaceful and silent here and I really enjoyed it !!
Just click on the picture to see the park and the guest house ....
That is the living room in the guest house. Just click on the picture to see everything. There are so many paintings, a piano (which sounds well... I checked it) and great furniture. Everything is in a great condition and perfect order. There is also a lobby which full of paitings from chilenian modern artists and they all have to do with wine ....more
As you can see in the introduction picture there is a also a big swimming pool just opposite the guest house. This is another photo of it.--------------------------------------------------------------------- This all looks so great and I regret that I didn't ask about the prices. So I have to check the internet. And if I found the adress and the...more
The Tarapaca winery has about 2000 hectares of vinyards planted out with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carmenere, Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc and Torrontés. And when I was there they planted out more than 1000 hectares with the same varieties.Further they are testing new varieties such a Sangiovese (it is the main grape in Chianti wines ) and...more