The San Antonio Valley is famous for its premium white wines and cool climate reds including Pinot Noir and Syrah, and the Colchagua & Cachapoal Valleys produces some of the country’s best red wines, including Carmenere, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot. Travel from Santiago, visiting beautiful wineries and tasting the most delicious wines in each of the wine valleys along the route. You will also enjoy great views of the Andes Mountains and beautiful scenery and enjoy regional cuisine while visiting local villages close to Santiago and lodging in small hotels.
Meet your guide and drive 2 hours through Casablanca Valley – Your first stop will be Matetic, an exclusive winery that makes fine wines from 100% organically grown grapes. During the visit you will see a Chilean hacienda and a modern wine cellar set in the natural surroundings with spectacular views of the vineyards and have a premium wine tasting – Gourmet lunch at Matetic’s restaurant – Continue to the Casa Marin, a beautiful little family winery where your will enjoy a premium wine tasting – Next we drive 3 hours to the Colchagua Valley – Arrival and check-in at Noi Blend Hotel
After breakfast, depart from your hotel and drive about 30 minutes to the Montes Winery, where you will enjoy a unique scenic wine tour experience, followed by a wine cellar visit and a tasting of Montes wines – Continue to Clos Apalta, where they make the famous Clos Apalta wine, which Wine Spectator named Wine of the Year (2005 vintage) and which is regularly included on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list – After the spectacular cellar visit you will have a premium wine tasting – Lunch at Viu Manent or a local restaurant – Then it’s on to your final destination, the Mont Gras Winery, where you will enjoy a premium wine tasting – Return to the hotel or explore the local artisan shops – maybe you’d like to buy an authentic chupalla, Chilean cowboy hat! – and taste a delicious local pastry made with caramel and meringue – Overnight at Noi Blend Hotel
Breakfast and check-out from Noi Blend Hotel, visit the Colchagua Museum, the country’s largest and most comprehensive museum of Chilean history with a collection of Latin America colonial art – Lunch, followed by a tour and wine tasting at Torreon de Paredes Winery, one of the oldest wineries in the Cachapoal Valley – Arrival at the hotel in Santiago – End of the Tour
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“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”.