Carmen Chile 3

Last week we were invited for a wine tasting and accompany with six superior course luncheon at Tai Zi Heen, Prince Hotel & Residence. It was a particular winery invitation directly from Chile and the wine maker was CARMEN.

Carmen Chile

Carmen Chile 1

Vina Carmen was founded in 1850 by Christian Lanz, who named the winery ini honor to his beloved wife Carmen. More than a century later, in 1987, the Claro Group acquired the brand to take it into new direction.

In 1992 a new winery was built and new vineyards were planted to produce the best quality wines from CHile, and export them worldwide. Carmen has been recognised for its quality and for being a pioneer in the Chilean wine industry. As an example, the Carmenere grape was discovered amongst Carmen vineyards. Additionally the winery has been the leader producer of wines from organically grown grapes through its Navita brand.

Today, Vina Carmen is one of the most important Chilean wineries in the premium wine segment. It exports to more than 50 countries, which represents 94% of the total production. Carmen Winery and the main vineyards are located in Maipo Valley, 35kms south of Santiago the Chilean capital. The rest of the vineyards are in the main vine growing areas: Rapel, Casablanca and Curico Valley. The plantations are ideally place to find the bestcombination of climate, soil and terrior to suit each valley.

Besides the traditional grapevines stocks such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvigon Blanc, Chardonnay and Merlot, Carmen also produces Petite Surah, Syrah, Carmenere, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Semillon and gewurztraminer.

The cellare has a total capicty of 14 million litres, including 6000 oak barrels, both American and French.

Carmen Chile 2

Carmen Chile 4

At Tai Zi heen, I can expect only the best of fine Cantonese cuisine, an elaborate menu list signature dishes by award winning Chef Ricky Thien as well as a fine selection of home made Dim Sum from his very own skillful, talented and award winning Dim Sum culinary team.

Carmen Chile 5


  • August 3, 2009 - 5:51 pm | Permalink

    Nice outing. The light and the heavyweight with the whites and reds in attendance.
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  • August 3, 2009 - 5:59 pm | Permalink

    Definitely a fusion of east and west eh? First time I read of pairing wine with Chinese food. Creative! :)
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  • August 3, 2009 - 7:38 pm | Permalink

    So nice…. I wish I could drink wine :)
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  • August 3, 2009 - 8:52 pm | Permalink

    ok ok, i will note down and recommend to wine lovers
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  • August 3, 2009 - 9:07 pm | Permalink

    Oooh lovely!! I’ve not been a huge fan of Chilean to be honest, just haven’t had much good experiences with the whites, but Carmen looks worth a shot!
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  • August 3, 2009 - 9:17 pm | Permalink

    hubby is french but he always tells me that he likes chilean wines :-)!!
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  • August 3, 2009 - 10:39 pm | Permalink

    Chilean wines are also becoming popular over here.

  • August 4, 2009 - 5:48 am | Permalink

    Chilean wines are really good! We find quite a few bottles here…



  • August 4, 2009 - 9:30 am | Permalink

    ahhh..white wines and chinese food..*drolling~
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  • August 4, 2009 - 9:41 am | Permalink

    Would definitely try out the Carmen wine with friends and family.
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  • August 4, 2009 - 4:30 pm | Permalink

    wine??? hmmm… alergy… sad sad sad
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  • August 4, 2009 - 5:37 pm | Permalink

    errr, dim sum and wine??? sounds a weird combination. 😛
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  • August 5, 2009 - 1:29 am | Permalink

    beautiful, it was a simply delightful experience! can’t wait to blog about my experience too 😀
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  • August 5, 2009 - 8:47 am | Permalink

    My hubby is a wine lover but he has cut down a lot on it now because of the health reason. 😉
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  • August 7, 2009 - 2:54 am | Permalink

    Great to hear the winery is focused on organics. I’ll have to look for these!
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  • R.a LAmosa
    June 4, 2011 - 11:35 pm | Permalink

    Carmen cab sau is the most sellable in our restaurant here in the philippines! Cheers!

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