Indomita

We joined a tour of the Indomita winery in the Casablanca Valley on a day off from filming. As you drive through the Casablanca Valley you kind of get drawn in by Indomita due to its fantastic position on the west side of the CH 68 road between Santiago and Valparaiso.

Our favourite wine here was the Duette Cabernet Sauvignon Carmenere 2013.


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Emiliana

We did another Casablanca Valley tasting at the organic winery called Emiliana. There was some great picnic space here and really nice interior with a shop and a bar where you can taste.

The favourite wine we added to the list here was the Emiliana Signos de Origen 2013


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Bodegas RE

We had received a recommendation from a local winemaker to try the wines at Bodegas RE. We had liked other places from tips like this so we made an effort to check it out.

Our favourite wine here was the Chardonnoir 2013.

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Kingston Family

Our first stop in Chile was at the Kingston Family Vineyards in the Casablanca Valley. We spent a full three days hanging out with the team filming and photographing. We did interviews with the Managing Partner, Courtney Kingston, as well as the winemaker Amael Orrego. In addition we did an interview with the Paule brothers who were on a wine tasting holiday from the USA.


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The Andes

We took the bus from Mendoza in Argentina to the Chilean capital Santiago. Although the bus ticket was really good value the journey was long and made even longer by a long wait at the Los Libertadores border for customs and passport checks. However there was some stunning scenery on the way through.


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Wine Not

We didn’t have too much time available in Mendoza but we found this great cosy wine bar called ‘Wine Not’. Our host Raphael provided a thorough tasting session covering some of his favourite Mendoza based wines. Our favourites were:

Bodega Cuarto Dominio Tolentino Winemakers Selection Pinot Grigio 2015

Cuarto Surco Latente Selected Vineyard Syrah 2014

Familia Vargas Arizu Tierras Altas Malbec Roble 2011

Finca Molina Antenor Vida Malbec Reserva 2011

Staphyle Premium Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

 


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Borbore

We encountered more road woes on the next drive further south to get to the San Juan region. We couldn’t travel along the Ruta 40 due to roadworks so had an extended diversion via Chepes.

After a nights stay in San Juan we visited Bodegas Borbore which is nestled in the Tulum Valley. We did an interview with the owner Andres Berzenkovich and took in some great views of the valley from the huge tanks behind the winery.

The favourite wine selection from the ones we tasted here was the Avanti Malbec 2015.


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Piatelli

We were now fully on the famous Ruta 40 road which runs the whole length of Argentina. We travelled from Molinos to Cafayate and we had already learnt that the amount of hours the satellite navigation system said was just lies.

Next stop was Piatelli Vineyards in the Cafayate region. We did an interview with the lead winemaker, Alejandro Nesman. Afterwards Alejandro sat with us and did a great tasting of the Piatelli wines. Our favourite wine on this session was the Grand Reserve Malbec 2013.


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Colome

Our first winery stop in Argentina was Bodega Colome in the Salta region. It was a tough journey from Salta which included two stops at police checkpoints. One to tell us to keep our headlights on and another as a random check. The road quickly lost its tarmac properties as we headed across the Parque Nacional Los Cordons to get to the really quiet town of Molinos. We knew we were in a remote area when a petrol station we stopped at for a refuel didn’t accept any type of card payment. Luckily we managed to scrape together enough pesos for the fresh fuel.

Molinos felt remote not just because of the distance but the poor road surfaces. We knew instantly that a 4×4 would have been a better option for the Argentina section of the trip rather than a two door saloon. The next morning as we headed out on the 20km journey from Molinos to the Colome winery it took us an hour which demonstrates the state of the road.

We were rewarded with some fantastic views which surround the estate and tastings of the wine which come from the highest vineyards in the world. We met Thibaut Delmotte and we did an interview before being shown around the winery and the picking team who were in full swing in a nearby vineyard.

Our favourite wine here was the Estate Malbec 2013 which is a blend of three different heights of malbec vineyards: 1,700m, 2,300m and 2,600m blocks.


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Waiheke Island

We spent the day touring Waiheke Island and its many vineyards. The island is just a short 45 minute ferry ride from Auckland. We visited four different vineyards. Our favourite wines from these tastings were:

Te Motu Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2004

Man O’ War Pinot Gris 2015

Mud brick Shepherds Point Syrah 2015

Stonyridge Larose 2014


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