Testimonials of Wine Tours in Chile and Argentina
Every day is a unique experience, giving you many great memories to take home—and a good reason to return.
“This lovely city up north of Argentina is a most interesting place to visit. It has this famous museum with the child-mummy and many other surprises of beauty and history. The town of Salta is a real discovery for all who visit; food and regional wines are abundant and great! Malbec and Torrontes!
Salta and it’s extended region was brought to us by a fantastic guide specialized in wine and vineyards in South America. Karen Gilchrist is always willing to allow surprises and new discoveries of stunning beauty and cultural interest.
We keep the Salta-experience as one of our most exceptional travel journeys ever”.
Thank you Karen !
“Like a great fine wine, the tour you put together and led for us was intense, complex, full-bodied, deeply nuanced and richly textured. Today, months later, the memory remains like a long finish on the palate. It was totally satisfying.
All the members were very pleased. For my part, I am truly grateful for the complete and thorough planning and execution of all the visits and travel arrangements. Your personal involvement was critical to the success and pleasure that we enjoyed. It was a great trip and it all went smoothly”.
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“Thank you so much for showing us part of the wonderful wine country of Chile. Each vineyard was very special in different ways, and we will never forget our first lunch at Altair, our time at Lapostolle and Matetic and our very special visit to the Harvest Festival in Santa Cruz. Thank you for taking us to the dances! We greatly appreciate your patience and sense of humor with our group. You made this visit very special for us and we will never forget it”.
“The wine tours of Chile were spectacular as well as the food and courtesy shown us in every venue. Karen’s knowledge of food and wine would make her my first choice for any tour involving one or the other. The city and country tours were flexible, informative and brought us to explore various fascinating areas of Santiago and Valparaiso. As a History aficionado, I was particularly impressed by el Museo de la Memoria. Throughout our stay in Chile both Victor Hugo and Karen made us feel as if we were family members on a visit rather than foreign tourists. We felt we were leaving a friend in Chile as well as a guide”.
“Une excellente expérience de dégustation de vins et d’expériences gastronomiques dans des celliers différents, intéressants et typiques du savoir faire chilien en production et entreposage des vins. La diversité des vins et des méthodes fut une agréable surprise. Un excellent conducteur, une guide très experte et qui partage bien ses connaissances des domaines et des vins nous ont fait découvrir des vins que nous avons fort appréciés ce qui nous sert maintenant”.
“Ce fut un voyage mémorable. La variété des vignobles visités était remarquable. Des plus anciens aux plus modernes, tous offraient un cachet inoubliable. Les dégustations et les repas gastronomiques nous ont enchantés. Notre guide et le conducteur étaient sympathiques et compétents”.
“Sharron (my wife) and I had a wonderful experience with Wine Travel Chile and the wine walking tour. We walked at our own pace and distances that were agreeable to the group. The hotel accommodations were first class, more than I expected. The travel to different locations was comfortable and safe. I love Chilean wine and the winery tours were not only educational, but fun, relaxed and included a delicious lunch. Breakfast was always included with the hotel accommodations. This was a five-star tour and Sharron and I highly endorse Karen and her tour group”.
“Karen, we will now all try to settle into our “former” lives after the wonderful trip of a lifetime that you made for us. Thank you again so much for everything you did for us. I think our memories of the adventure will be the topic for our next wine club meeting in December”.
“Thank you so much for your wonderful care and attention on our tour of Mendoza. Vines was beautiful, from the welcome tasting in the winery to the meals to the location, everything was over the top. Finca Adalgisa was very charming. I was worried it might be noisy in the city but it was very quiet and very friendly. We enjoyed every minute, and we enjoyed spending time with you! It was a great trip from beginning to end and that is why we are back again!”
“Wine Travel Chile organized a 10-day personalized tour of the Chilean wine regions for my wife and I and Karen arranged for us to fly over the Andes to Mendoza for two days, even interrupting her busy schedule to come with us and introduce us to her guides there. Her selection of hotels was excellent, food choices were impeccable and access to wineries is the best”.
“We highly recommend travelling with Karen. She is well organized, flexible and has a deep knowledge of Chilean – Argentinean wines and wineries”.