Day 18 of 68 — San Antonio, Chile

January 20, 2018 Paul Groves

Today’s excursion was a visit to the Matetic Vineyard. This vineyard is unique because it uses no artificial fertilizers or pesticides in making the wines. They planted their grapes in such a manner as to maximize the natural layout of the land. They take advantage of the daily fog and low clouds to provide water for the grapes. The result was a really delicious set of wines.

Our guide was very knowledgeable and personable. One treat was trying two of the wines in small chocolate cups. You eat the cup and wine all at once. A treat not to be missed.

If you didn’t know, internet on the ship is very expensive. So when a port has free internet everyone flocks to the port to use it… including us at the moment.