An idyllic terroir in Trevelin.
Enjoy wine, food and leisure in one of the world’s southernmost wineries.
There were no vineyards in Trevelin Valley, just 12 km from Chile in the mountainous region of Chubut – until 2014 when Casa Yagüe, a family business, took a leap of faith and began planting grapes. Despite the area’s challenging climate, with intense winds and volatile temperatures, they first tried their hand with Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, then Semillón and Cabernet Franc in 2017 and recently added a half hectare of Pinot Noir. Simultaneously they began to offer guided tours, tastings and accommodation in an incredible country house equipped for 5 people, with a deck, fire pit, pool and grill.
The vines are 330 meters above sea level, distributed across 2 hectares. They’re just 500 meters from the Futaleufú River, whose deep blue waters are fed by glacial snow melt, attracting rafters and kayakers from all over the world. The center of the valley has particularly fertile land and gorgeous views. Trevelin was founded in 1885 by Welsh settlers who were so enchanted by the beauty of the landscape that they decided to stay. In addition to sport fishing, crossings in 4×4, ziplining, waterfalls and Los Alerces National Park, Trevelin is famous for its tulips, which in October burst into many-colored bloom.
At the end of April, when the grapes are ripe, they are harvested by hand, meticulously selected after months of careful cultivation. The first harvest in 2017 yielded 500/600 bottles, and the second nearly doubled that amount with 1,500 bottles of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, the two star white strains. The wines, which cost US $20 + tax, are fresh and fruity, with a natural acidity characteristic of terroir.
In addition to production in the vineyards and accommodation in a beautiful Patagonian environment, the family have opened Casa Yagüe Restaurant & Wine Bar in Punta del Este (Uruguay). For reservation or any query: email@example.com.