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From Santiago: Private Colchagua Valley Wine Tour w/ Tasting

1. From Santiago: Private Colchagua Valley Wine Tour w/ Tasting

Indulge in a private wine-tasting experience in Colchagua Valley, a world-famous region with its own Denomination of Origin. Join a tour from Santiago and head into the lush countryside to visit fascinating vineyards and enjoy guided wine tastings. Learn about local history at the Colchagua Museum. Get picked up from your Santiago hotel and drive toward your first winery. Arrive at Viu Manent Vineyard for a scenic ride around their facilities aboard a horse-drawn cart. Explore the vast vines and take in the view before tasting 3 of their best wines. Up next, choose your next destination out of the following selection of top wineries: Bisquert, Mont Grass, Montes, Los Vascos, La Estampa, Casa Silva, and Cono Sur. Hear about what makes their estate unique and sample 3 more wines to grow your knowledge of regional grape varieties. Take a break to purchase lunch at your own expense, then continue toward Colchagua Museum. Discover everything there is to know about the Colchagua Valley wine region before riding back to your hotel.

Private-Tour of Chilean Wine Country: Colchagua

2. Private-Tour of Chilean Wine Country: Colchagua

One of the country’s most famous wine regions, the Colchagua Valley, set in the heart of the Central Valley, 100 miles (160 kilometers) from Santiago, is the epicenter of wine production in Chile. Production started here shortly after the Spanish conquest in the mid-16th century with the introduction of vineyards by Jesuit missionaries. The mining boom of the late 19th century brought wealth and noble grapes of French origin. The area is known for its award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Syrah and Carmenere. After a three-hour drive in a private vehicle to Santa Cruz, the region’s capital, we first stop at Viu Manent Vineyard, a model for wine tourism in Chile. Climb aboard a horse-drawn carriage for a remarkable experience visiting the historic Malbec Hall, and gardens. Explore the wine shop and handicraft emporium. The visit ends with a tasting of the vineyard’s best wines. Internationally renowned for the quality of its wines, Viu Manent is particularly famous for its Malbec. After visiting Viu Manent Vineyard, there will be time to have lunch (not included). In the afternoon, we will visit Montes Vineyard, voted #1 winery in South America. With the release of the first Montes Alpha wine in 1988, Montes became the first premium winery of Chile. The premise, a clear belief that Chile had an untapped potential as a producer of quality wines, made them a benchmark for other wineries to follow. Its original four partners’ total involvement and the continuous help of the Angels that decorate their labels was key to their success. Two decades later, Montes is one of the most important wineries of Chile were Aurelio Montes continues leading the winemaking area with the same passion as the day he started. Hard work and total focus on quality has led Montes to become the most successful and respected quality driven winery in Chile as they continue pioneering and breaking new grounds in winemaking. Walk through their beautiful vineyards with a great view of the Valley. Tour the mystical winery where the Premium and Ultra Premium wines are made: Montes Alpha M, Montes Folly, Purple Angel and Montes Alpha. Visit the Barrel Room, where their best wines rest and mature accompanied by Gregorian Chants.

Private Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour in Colchagua Valley

3. Private Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour in Colchagua Valley

Enjoy high-quality wines made from world-renowned Chilean grapes on this relaxing, informative and delicious private full-day wine tasting tour. Visit two renowned vineyards and enjoy a gourmet, traditional meal. Get picked up from your hotel and head to the Montes Vineyard, and gain insider knowledge about the wine-making process from passionate vintners and sommeliers, including the processes of organic wine production. Relax as you tour the vineyards in a horse-pulled carriage and purchase a bottle of wine or two to take with you on your journey. Continue on to Viu Manent Winery, established in the 19th century, and tuck into a traditional meal at La Rayuela Wine and Grill, before returning to your hotel in Santiago.

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