"Don Maximiano" is the flagship vineyard and is planted with classic varieties of Bordeaux: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah.And the wine has the same name as the vineyard and it is made only in good years. But in Chile it is easy to produce good wine because of the perfect climate ... and so each vintage becomes good.more
The "Don Maximiano" vineyard is located just behind the winery. It is a unique vineyard in Chile. Unique, because it is planted on a slope. All the other wineries in Chile has planted their vineyards in plains only ....In normal cases vineyards are planted only in the plains in such hot areas because they ripe quickly. On slopes it is even hotter...more
What is a visit at a winery without a wine tasting? Yes, we DID it and the wines were really excellent. It does not wonder, when considering the nice surroundings ..... They produce excellent Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, but the best one was "Don Maximiano" the cuvee, made from different grape varieties. But that my taste, so yours can be...more
We tasted and tasted ... and like at any wine tasting some time there is coming the highlight. In our case it was the premium wine of the winery the "Don Maximiano" , grown in the same named vineyard. The glasses were changed into better ones....And it was no surprise that they brought glasses from an austrian manufacturer, Riedel from Kufstein in...more
If you ever have to chance to visit Err?zuriz, then don?t forget to watch the old arched caves. They are very beautiful and you can knock on the many, many barrels ... But do that if nobody is watching you...
Why I put it in the "Nightlife spot". It is unusual dark there and the lighting is poor. Seems that it is as old as the cave ....
It will be no good idea to put on a white smoking, because it is a little bit dirty there. Better take a pullover ....
We were really surprised as we saw the austrian national flag (it is the red-white-red one) next to chilenian national flag and the flag of the winery. They hoisted especially for us. What a kind gesture!
Simply click on the picture to see them better ... it is always interesting to discover things like that.
If you walk through the arched caves, they will also show you the cave where the "Sena" is stored. "Sena" is a brand name of the chilenian top wine made by Errázuriz in cooperation with Mondavi. It looks nice too, but there are not so much barrels. The wine is limited .... and by the way the lighting is also better there.
Prices of the "Sena" a rather high, they go up to 70 € / US$
At least here is a picture of new production facilities. Its a large hall with lots of stainless steel tanks, where the wines are fermented. A part of them is also stored here, further they use them to rack the wines. If you have a closer look to the picture, you can also see these small oak barrels, called "barrique". In normal cases great red...more
The surrounded landscape is also very beautiful. It was much nicer here than in the wine regions south of Santiago. The climate here is very influenced by the near Andes. This means that cool air comes down and makes it a little bit more enjoyable.So the plants don't dry as quickly as elsewhere. Have a look on my picture to see more of it.more