Tag: Vina Undurraga

Andres Izquierdo

Talk About Sibaris Wines with Andres Izquierdo from Vina Undurraga at VanWineFest 2023

 mywinepal  May 28, 2023

I had an excellent talk with Andres Izquierdo from Viña Undurraga in Chile at VanWineFest 2023.  He talked about the history of Viña Undurraga, which was established in 1885.  We then moved on to a discussion of the cool-climate region of Leyda Valley where their Sibaris Pinot Noir grapes were grown.  Do you know what Sibaris means?  Listen to Andres…

International tasting room

More Quality Wines from VanWineFest 2023

 mywinepal  May 4, 2023

In my previous article, I talked about the top wines that I tasted at the International Festival Tasting Room during VanWineFest 2023.  Those were wines that are in my 4.5 – 5 star range. But as I checked my notes, I saw that I had many enjoyable wines in the 4 – 4.5 star range.  Below are my tasting notes…

Cono Sur Bicicleta Reserva Merlot 2020 and 8 Rios Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Two Final Red Wines for 2022 From Chile

 mywinepal  December 31, 2022

Have you overspent for the Holidays?  You can still enjoy a glass of wine with cheese as you watch the World Junior Hockey game, a Hallmark movie, or whatever you like, but maybe a bit more frugally.  I have two value-priced wines ($12.99 each) from Chile to close out 2022 and both are available through BC Liquor stores.  The Cono…

8 Rios Sauvignon Blanc 2021 and Rose 2021

2 Value Wines for the Summer from 8 Rios in Chile

 mywinepal  August 7, 2022

I wrote about Chile’s 8 Rios 2019 vintage wines 2 years ago, being tasty wines at an exceptional price. I am re-tasting these wines from the 2021 vintage. In particular, the 8 Rios Sauvignon Blanc 2021 and the 8 Rios Rosé 2021 which is made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Vina Undurraga is the maker of this entry-level 8 Rios label. …

Vina Undurraga 8 Rios Sauvignon Blanc 2019 and Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Two Value Wines Via 8 Rios Wines from Chile

 mywinepal  November 18, 2020

I taste wines at all price points. You don’t necessarily buy and drink $40/bottle wines regularly. Sometimes you want a wine that is quaffable and doesn’t break the bank. Chile has been a constant producer of wines in both categories. Today I’m tasting an entry level wine from Vina Undurraga called 8 Rios. Undurraga is a 135-year-old family-owned winery and…

Winery principal interviews at VanWineFest 2020

All My VanWineFest 2020 Interview Videos

 mywinepal  March 12, 2020

I enjoy meeting winery principals and having a short chat with them at their table as they are pouring their wines during the Festival Tasting at the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  Here are a few of my recorded video chats for you to hear what they have to say about their winery and/or their wines. France – Theme Country Fabrice…

Chile flag

MyWinePal Visits Chile – October 2009, Part 2

 mywinepal  September 26, 2010

In Part 1 of of my trip notes to Chile, I talked about the Casablanca and Maipo Valleys, plus gave you some information about the following wineries: – Casas del Bosque – Vina Santa Rita – Vina Undurraga – Vina Tarapaca ex Zavala In Part 2 of my trip notes, I am going to cover the Aconcagua and the Colchagua…