Discover the wines the Chileans keep for themselves

Chile’s Casablanca Valley, one of the stars in the new frontier of glorious wine-country travel, features dramatic swaths of vineyards tucked between the jagged Pacific coast and the foothills of the Andes. Eight wineries covering 10,000 acres of vines in the valley have given rise to affordable stylistic wines that challenge the best from California and France, and our visit to the valley includes tasting them at the Casas del Bosque family-owned boutique winery and cellars.

We will enjoy the best of the best – while widely recognized for their superior Sauvignon Blanc, their Chardonnay, Syrah and Pinot Noir are also noteworthy. Better yet, with 80 percent of their production being exported, you can probably find it at home after you return!

Also noteworthy is the importance of social responsibility to Casas del Bosque, displayed by participating in many local community enrichment projects, including teaching students about sustainable development in vineyards and wine production systems for a better future for all.

The deadline to register for the L3 purposeful travel trip in Chile is August 3, 2012. To learn more about the trip, please visit