Originally posted at A Jigger of Blog
I leave for Chile tomorrow with my beautiful and charming girlfriend Lori. The trip is the grand prize for the Tweet, Tweet, Chile contest, which I was fortunate enough to win this fall (thanks to everyone who voted for me).
Here’s the deal. Lori and I will be traveling for seven days all around Chile. We arrive in La Serena on Sunday and head towards Valle del Elqui, where we will visit the Aba Pisco distillery and Vina Falernia Winery. On Tuesday we’ll head back to Santiago, then drive north to the Aconcagua Valley, where we will visit the Errazuriz Vineyard. On Wednesday, we head south to the Maipo Valley, where our destination will be the Santa Rita Winery. We’ll stay the night right at the vineyard, at the Casa Real Hotel. On Thursday we leave the Maipo Valley and head down the Pan-American Highway towards the Colchagua Valley. We’ll spend two nights in the Colchagua Valley, visiting first the Montes Winery on Thursday and the Bisquertt Family Vineyards on Friday. We’ll be back in Santiago on Saturday and return to the States on Sunday night. It’s a whirlwind trip, but I cannot wait for it to start.
While I’m traveling, I will be tweeting up a storm. Follow me on Twitter @mbrownerhamlin. I’ll also be using the hashtag #TweetChile.
I really want to thank The Wines of Chile Experience for this incredible opportunity and thank, once again, everyone who took the time out of their lives to vote for me to win this trip.