Viña Casablanca Wine Plays Nice With Parties Of All Sizes

If you are looking for a weeknight wine to pair with dinner, something to bring over to a friend’s place or a gift for the holidays, Viña Casablanca makes great, well-rounded wines.

Enter The Wines of Viña Casablanca

Viña Casablanca Ayra Cabernet Sauvignon

Viña Casablanca comes from Chile and named after a nearby Appalachian of the same name. It was one of the first winemakers in the region and with the expertise from their winemakers, quickly became the next stop to make wine in Chile. The grapes are handpicked and 50-60% of the wine is spent between 6 to 8 months in French oak barrels percolating and seeping up all the nice smoothness and undertones from the wood.

We attended a beautiful lunch at ONE Restaurant in Yorkville (pictured above) to learn more about these particularly good red and white wines.

We paired completely different foods with the different wines and put them to the test, but they were so easy to pair, it really didn’t matter what we were having with them.

We got the opportunity to meet Gonzalo Bertelsen, the winemaker behind Viña Casablanca, and taste two wines, in particular, a Reserva Ayra Cabernet Sauvignon and a Reserva Ayra Sauvignon Blanc.

The Viña Casablanca Reserva Ayra Cabernet Sauvignon

Tasting profiles:

  • Ruby Red Colour
  • Red fruit and black currant,
  • Cocoa
  • Well-balanced

Suggested to be enjoyed accompanying:

  • Pizzas, ribs, pasta, croquettes

The Viña Casablanca Reserva Ayra Sauvignon Blanc

Tasting profiles:

  • Aromatic
  • Flavourful
  • Easy drinking

Suggested to be enjoyed accompanying:

  • Chicken, green salad, fish, seafood, cheeses

The Bottom Line

When it comes to the Viña Casablanca collection of Ayra Reserva wines, these smooth wines are easy to drink, easy to enjoy and easy to gift to someone who loves wine. They are great around the table and will be enjoyable for something to have in between pages of you reading your book or a night in with loved ones.

Visit Viña Casablanca’s website for more information about their collection of wines.

Photos by Steve Dolson.