WCNRM 2020 proposes to all conference participants to visit the bay of Quintay and the vineyards of Casablanca.
The bay of Quintay is located 45 kms from Valparaiso, being a representative landscape of the central zone of Chile. Its most famous attraction is the old whale slaughtering plant, closed in 1967. It is also well-known for its biodiversity and the activity of local artisan fishermen.
Casablanca valley, situated on the coastal plain between Santiago and Valparaiso, is one of the most famous wine regions in Chile. Despite its late start wine production (in the 80s), Casablanca valley has gained recognition in particular for the production of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Syrah.
Field trip agenda:
Morning visits (Quintay):
• Old whale slaughtering plant;
• Boat tour in the bay of Quintay
Lunch: 13h00 approx. (Restaurant Tanino, Casablanca)
Afternoon visit: Tour and wine testing in Viña Casas del Bosque, Casablanca.
Field trip logistics:
Date: Saturday January 11, 2020
Bus departure & meeting point: 8h30 from UTFSM main campus (in front of Building P)
Address: Los Placeres 466, Cerro Los Placeres, Valparaiso
Return time: 18h00 approx. (to UTFSM main campus or to Santiago International Airport SCL)
Price: 40.000 CLP per person payable in cash in the reception desk during the conference.
For those attending the field trip that have flight on Saturday 11, we will provide transportation from Casablanca to Santiago International Airport (SCL) (60 minutes approx.)
Practical recommendations: It is recommended wearing a hat, windproof gear and sunscreen.
Registration is limited to 35 participants
We look forward to seeing you in Quintay & Casablanca!