In the Maipo Valley you will find Chile’s oldest and finest wineries. Many keep their cellars just as they were when first established in the 19th century. The red wine produced in this region is world-renowned, 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, beautiful scenery, and regional cuisine, while visiting local villages and lodging in small and luxury hotels.
After breakfast and check-out from your hotel in Santiago, drive 45 minutes to visit Perez Cruz, an exclusive winery that produces top quality red wines. The winery is characterized by its modern wine cellar set in the Chilean countryside – Continue to Santa Rita, where we will visit the old wine cellar; the Andean Museum, which has a valuable private collection of archeologically pieces and pre-Columbian arts and crafts; and enjoy a gourmet lunch at the winery’s restaurant accompanied by their wines – Next head to the Colchagua Valley, 2.5 hours to the south – Check-in and dinner at the Clos Apalta Residence (Relais & Chateaux)
After breakfast, tour and premium wine tasting at the Clos Apalta Winery, where they make the famous Clos Apalta wine, which not only is regularly included on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list, but whose 2005 vintage was named its Wine of the Year – Lunch at Clos Apalta Residence – Continue to Neyen Winery, which has one of the Colchagua Valley’s oldest Carmenere vineyards and where you will enjoy a private visit and premium wine tasting – Then it’s on to our final destination, the Colchagua Museum, the largest and most comprehensive museum of Chilean history with a collection of Latin America colonial art, and to explore the artisan shops (you might want to buy an authentic chupalla, Chilean cowboy hat!) and taste a delicious local pastry made with caramel and meringue – Return to the Clos Apalta Residence and dinner.
After breakfast, morning at leisure at the hotel – Check-out and gourmet lunch – Depart for the Vik Winery, a luxury wine resort in the Cachapoal Valley, where you will enjoy a private visit and premium wine tasting – Dinner and overnight at the hotel
After breakfast, enjoy a morning at leisure at the hotel – Check-out and gourmet lunch – Continue to Altair, one of the Chile’s beautiful vineyards and wineries, for a private visit and wine tasting – Depart for Santiago and end of the tour
Bilingual expert guides
All entrance fees at the wineries and wine tasting
3 nights in luxury small hotels (Suite/Superior double rooms)
4 lunches with premium wine
3 dinners with premium wine
Entrance fee to Colchagua Museum
Wine regions map to keep & mineral water
Tip at Santa Rita restaurant
This is a sample itinerary. We work closely with our travelers
to personally design the itinerary that best meets their needs and desires.
“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”
LINDA AND RICH GOYNE.