Ten years ago, few friends would take me up the invitation to visit us in Casablanca. Admittedly, Chile is a long way away from much of the world. The flights to Santiago were barely half-full (this had its benefits: I depended on my “C” seat always becoming “C+D+E” for the overnight flight).
But in 2011, the New York Times named nearby Santiago #1 in its “Places to Go in 2011,” and then National Geographic Traveler praised our neighboring Valparaíso in its “Best Trips 2013.” Things changed.
Like our handmade wines, a visit to Kingston is still—and will always be—an intimate experience. All tastings and tours are private, by appointment only. Old Corral members are complimentary. Here’s what a few guests have said on TripAdvisor about their time with us in Casablanca:
“A truly behind-the-scenes experience. I would highly recommend [Kingston] to anyone looking to go off the beaten path and experience something remarkable.”
“Of all the places we visited in and around Santiago,our trip to Kingston was the highlight.”
“A tour only surpassed by the wine.”
This fall, we’re releasing our newest Pinot Noirs and Chardonnay, including the 2012 AlazanPinot Noir ($32) and 2012 Tobiano Pinot Noir ($20). Old Corral members will also enjoy exclusive bottlings of the 2012 Alazan CJ’s Barrel Pinot Noir ($38) and the much anticipated 2012 Sabino Chardonnay ($24). We hope you enjoydrinking these wines as much as we’ve enjoyed making them.
Sending our family’s best from Casablanca, and we’ll look forward to welcoming you south someday soon.