The lovely beach resort town Rocas de Santo Domingo will host the Vinos de Proa (literally, “wines from the bow of the ship”) wine fair exclusively featuring wines from the cool-climate San Antonio Denomination of Origin.
Owners and winemakers from local wineries and regional pioneers Leyda, Garcés Silva (Amayna), Casa Marín, and Matetic will be joined by viñas Chocalán, Amaral de MontGras, Undurraga, and Litoral, who have vineyards in the area, to pour their finest Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, and more on Saturday, February 20.
Visitors can purchase a glass and tickets for tastings and stroll through the Plaza de las Flores enjoying the late summer evening and local food, music, artwork and tastings. Sommelier Pascual Ibáñez will also lead a class on tasting the wines from San Antonio
The San Antonio D.O. is the most maritime of all of Chile’s appellations, and the climate is strongly influenced by the Pacific Ocean’s cold Humboldt Current that flows northward from southerly polar waters. Cool breezes blow inland through the Coastal Mountains to reach the vineyards planted on granitic soils. These challenging conditions produce uniquely fresh and flavorful wines in the region’s four sub-zones: Leyda, Lo Abarca, Rosario, and Malvilla.
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2010
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Place: Plaza de las Flores, Rocas de Santo Domingo, Chile
Price: $5,000 CLP (includes glass and 8 tasting tickets)
Organized by: San Antonio Valley Winery Association and Productora Cultivarte
More Information: vinosdeproa @ gmail.com