“Viña Casa Silva is a 100% family-owned company that seeks to transfer the pride of its roots and its respect for nature and their people to the world and its future generations. Its wines reflect its commitment and the passion each member of the family has to and for the earth.” – www.casasilva.cl
The family’s love of traditional life is evident from the extensive equestrian facilities they have developed at their Angostura estate. After our winery tour and tasting, we had the opportunity to savor appetizers and Casa Silva wine in the stands at the rodeo stadium, adjacent to the polo field and restaurant
Local Chilean Huaso cowboys gave a great demonstration of their skills in the rodeo stadium. Note that Chilean rodeos are very different from American rodeos. In Chile, two horsemen, one riding a horse behind the bull and a second horseman, riding perpendicular to the bull, try to corral the bull and “guide” him to a fixed spot on the edge of the rodeo stadium’s ring wall (see photograph, above).
The restaurant on the property, where we had an excellent late luncheon, is located in the Casa Silva Polo, Rodeo & Riding Club House on the Angostura estate. Surrounded by vineyards, it has a spectacular view of the Andes Mountains and the polo fiel.
Our luncheon, organized by Casa Silva’s celebrated chef, Soledad Correa, included a delicious selection of fine fish and meats associated with the fresh vegetables and fruits from the estate. It featured delicious and flavorful country-style Chilean cuisine, meticulously planned to pair perfectly with the finest Casa Silva wine.