Casas del Bosque is located 70 km from Santiago, the capital of Chile, and 30 km from the port of Valparaíso, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Cúneo family, Italian descendents, founded the vineyard in 1993, in the far western reaches of the Casablanca Valley, one of the coolest spots in the area. The vineyard remains 100% family-run.
Currently the vineyard has 235 hectares planted, exclusively dedicated to the production of cool-climate varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir and Syrah. Cabernet Sauvignon and Carménère grapes are produced in the warmer climate Maipo, Colchagua and Chachapoal valleys.
Today Casas del Bosque produces 100.000 cases/1,2 million bottles of wine a year, all made from grapes grown on the Casas del Bosque estate. 80% of the wines produced are exported to more than 50 countries around the world. The remaining 20% is distributed throughout Chile.
One of Casa del Bosque’s biggest strengths is the soil. In the hills, red clay composites of volcanic origin sit on top of decomposed granite layers formed 110 million years ago beneath the Pacific ocean. This soil gives our wines the unique characteristic sea salt flavour.
Another detail that makes Casas del Bosque wines unique is that 100% of our white wine grapes are harvested at night making the most of the low temperaturas of between 3-8 C. This is followed by a period of 5-9 days on skins before being pressed.
Today Casas del Bosque is one of the most important wineries in Casablanca. It has gained great prestige over the years and in 2010 it became the Best Vineyard to Visit in Chile according to The Winery Guide, Brasil. The restaurant Tanino was recognised as having one of the best gastronomic experiences. In 2013, then again in 2014, it was chosen as the “Chilean Wine Producer of the Year” by the prestigious International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC).