Bodegas RE
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MadamArcati
Ashwell, UK110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
What a beautiful place. The setting is fabulous in the Casa Blanca valley. We were surprised to discover that vines have only been grown in this location since the 1980s.
The Bodegas RE guide was friendly and knowledgeable, we never felt rushed. I was blown away by the fruit liqueur room. Bottle upon bottle of fruit, herbs, and nuts steeping in alcohol.
Another store revealed Balsamic aging in barrels of different wood types.
All this before visiting the wine cellar. Mammoth vats, not steel, producing wine in the traditional Chilean method.
Lunch was delicious, four courses with wine pairing. A terrific trip.

Written March 7, 2020
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sbgLosAngeles
Los Angeles63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This was the first of nearly 15 wineries we visited in Casablanca and Colchagua, Chile and it was quite interesting. The wines were quite nice, the tasting included food (cheese, balsamic vinegar and bread), and the ambiance was quite nice. The process is different than other wineries we visited as some of the wine is stored in clay pots. I highly recommend a visit here.
Written February 23, 2020
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JJMayburg
Perth, Australia330 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
The wines were amazing and I'm not a big fan of big reds. The tour was wonderful and I just can't get over the use of the clay urns and how hold some of them are. And the back story - that someone who was so successful in creating a mega-winery to go back to small levels of production of boutique products - this project is obviously from the heart and thank goodnews for that. The world needs more diversity.
Written April 3, 2023
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Mzlooks
Washington DC, DC71 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Friends
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. He knew WINE and was very impressive with explaining and highlighting the special process. I enjoyed the tour and all of the info. I was a bit disappointed that the wines that they talked the most about wasn’t a part of the tasting or was it a available by the glass or sample.

I did not purchase anything but enjoyed the view.
Written December 28, 2021
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Christi B
Eau Claire, WI18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This was such a cool gem of a winery! The wine is phenomenal with lots of different unique types of many different price points. The labels are also really interesting and very esthetic. My tour & tasting guide's name was Christopher and he was so helpful and knowledgeable! He was also just really fun to chat with while doing the tasting~ it was such an incredible experience! The tasting is also a great deal as they let you try additional ones you might want to purchase and pair it with yummy appetizers. I would highly recommend a visit here!
Written January 15, 2023
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pav445
Chicago, IL42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Thought the wine here was excellent, in particular the Carignon and the "Syragnon" blend, and the orange wines. The homemade fruit liquors were very good as well. Everything was great value. The staff was very friendly and informative, especially Mario, and we enjoyed the property tour as well. This was our favorite vineyard in Casablanca without question
Written April 21, 2022
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jandc8491
Wilmington, DE1,251 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
My wife, daughter, and I stopped here for a wine tasting. It's worth a visit to sample some of the blends (e.g., Chardonnoir for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and Cabergnan for Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignan). Ignacio gave us a brief tour of the winery and then led us through our wine tasting. He suggested food pairings with each of the 7 wines we tasted. The 2011 Cabergnan was my favorite.
Written January 1, 2020
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James E
Anglesey, UK293 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
A superb tour of a fascinating vineyard and operations. Well worth the visit to see the concrete vats and the different approach to wine making. The pairing platter was excellent as was the one- a superb visit with a brilliant guide.
Written January 25, 2024
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Ignacio G
Santiago, Chile598 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Friends
Tour:

Upon arrival we were greeted with some amazing complimentary spiced hot wine. I have never seen anything like this in winery.

It starts with a walk around the vine trees explaining the history of Pablo Morandé (owner of Bodegas Re) in Casablanca and how he collaborated to change it from cattle and dairy farms land to one of Chile's best known wine regions.

Further, the guide accurately described the grapes used by the winery, what type of barrels they use, the logic behind going back to ancient wine making, and other well known concepts such as dry farming. In particular our guide was able to educate us on how wine making is different between certain regions (or valleys) in Chile and why Bodegas Re decided to work with certain grapes.

Moving forward we visited a room were they make liquor from mixing fruit and aguardiente (similar in origin to brandy), followed by looking at how they also make balsamic vinegar.

The tour ends with a visit to the barrel room where you are shown clay pots where wine is fermented as in the older days.

One thing that caught my attention is that we saw the owner of the vineyard, Mr. Pablo Morandé, actually working on it, and by that I don't mean greeting costumers and putting up a smile (never saw him smiling), but rather he was moving around with a bucket making sure the process of pumping wine from the bottom of the tanks to the top was going OK. For those of you who love food, is like seeing the actual chef/owner of a renowned restaurant in the kitchen, something that indeed makes one feel better about the whole process.

Lunch:

Our lunch was simple and catered with 4 wines (we got the whole bottles, not just a glass) plus a bit of their liquor as a digestive.

Our first course was a duo of soups (lentils and squash) paired with a Pinotel (mix of Pinot Noir and Muscatel grapes) which we though was interesting but not overall accepted. The wine has indeed sweet and had a certain crispiness which made it interesting for an appetizer wine.

The second course was a shrimp risotto with salmon paired with a Chardonnoir (60% Chardonnay - 40% Pinot Noir. Same mix as base sparkling wine). We though the wine was indeed very pleasant and refreshing, filled with the buttery notes of the Chardonnay and the expressiveness of a Pinot Noir.

Third course was meat slowly cooked in the casserole paired with a Cabernet (Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignan), a lovely strong wine that bring up the together the fruit of the Cabernet Sauvignon and the acidity of the Carignan.

Finally, for dessert we had leche asada, a typical Chilean dessert paired with Syranoir, a mix of opposites that made up for an excelent closing.

Store:

The stores upstairs is filled with options to buy either clothe, wine, liquor, vinegar, etc.

The prices are a bit cheaper than retail price (maybe 10%) but not great.

The pricing of this vineyard is something problematic to me, as sincerely I like their wines but feel they are a bit overpriced. I understand the amazing marketing and commercial work being done here is something that needs to be reflected in the prices, and indeed they cannot pretend to look as a boutique winery having cheap prices. In the end, along with marketing the price give wine a bit of status and they surely know that.

Notwithstanding the above, I suggest to try their Syragnan, a blend of Syrah and Carignan priced at CLP 13,000 and that in my opinion is a lovely jewel still at an affordable price (if compared for instance to a CLP 29,000 Cabergnan and a CLP 19,000 Chardonnoir).

Price of the tour and lunch:

You need to make a reservation in advance and a deposit equal to 50% of the price.

In our case the price was CLP 33,000 per person which included the tour (about 1 hour) plus lunch and wine pairing.

Although not required, make sure to tip the guide as she does a terrific job, something that you will realize once you tour other vineyards.
Written June 7, 2015
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travel275
Jasper National Park, Canada30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Nicole have us a great tour and was wonderful describing the wines. Lovely tasting with cheese, bread, dipping & olives. Lovely wines!
Written February 25, 2020
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