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Santiago: Cousiño Macul Official Winery Tour with Tasting

1. Santiago: Cousiño Macul Official Winery Tour with Tasting

Explore the vineyards and the wine cellars of the renowned winery of Cousiño Macul. Discover the Chilean wine-making tradition as you get acquainted with the history of the winery and wine production. At the end of your tour, taste some of the delicious wines produced here.  The tour begins in the outdoor area where the winery guide will explain the grapes that produce the best wines - Finis Terrae and Lota. Learn about the quality of the vineyard and the concept about how smaller the amount of grape clusters, the greater the concentration of its compounds. Continue through the winery with the largest barrels in Chile and in the world, made with Chilean oak and with a capacity for 30,000 liters, though no longer used are still a part of history. See many more elements and old pieces that were used for wine production and get to understand the differences between the old and modern-day production processes. Walk among the huge stainless steel barrels where the wine is processed today and visit the cellars that were built in the 19th century to see how and where the wine is stored. Before the end of the tour, you will partake in a tasting of some of Cousino Macul wines with some guidance on what to see, taste, and smell.

From Santiago: Concha y Toro Winery Tour with Transfer

2. From Santiago: Concha y Toro Winery Tour with Transfer

Concha y Toro is Latin America's leading wine producer, with exports to 170 countries. The vineyard was founded in 1883 by Chilean politician and businessman Melchor de Concha y Toro. The winery is the producer of the famous Casillero del Diablo and offers iconic wines such as Don Melchor and Marques de Casa Concha. Following a pickup from your hotel in Santiago, embark on a 1.5-hour drive to the Vineyard. Once you've arrived, you will meet your guide who will give you a tour in your selected language. Your guide will walk through the beautiful gardens of the 19th-century summer residence of the Concha y Toro family. Enjoy around 30 minutes of free time to visit the wine shop and see the variety of local products offered by Concha y Toro. Explore the Grape Variety Garden, where you will find around 26 varieties of grapevines and have a stunning panoramic view of the Maipo Valley. Visit the wine cellars, including the centenarian Casillero del Diablo, the birthplace of the wine legend, and learn how the legend formed the worldwide famous brand. Taste a selection of three wines throughout this 1-hour tour and receive a gift wine glass before being transfered back at your hotel.

From Santiago: Maipo Valley Wine Tour

3. From Santiago: Maipo Valley Wine Tour

Benefit from pickup in Santiago and then journey to the Maipo Valley to sample different wines from the acclaimed wine growing region. You will visit 2 or 3 wineries and taste some of the best wines in Chile. Learn more about the wine-making process and explore the historic cellars of wine estates, such as Concha y Toro, Santa Rita, Aquitania, Undurraga, or Cousiño Macul. Get a wine glass as a keepsake and compare the difference between the vineyards, each with its own unique character. If option is chosen, enjoy lunch at a restaurant before continuing with your wine tasting experience. Choose the option to get dropped off at your hotel or a location in central Santiago, if you would like to visit the Costanera Center complex.

From Santiago: Maipo Valley Vineyards Tour

4. From Santiago: Maipo Valley Vineyards Tour

Departing between 8:00 - 8:30 AM, head towards the wine-producing region of the Maipo Valley. In under an hour, you will arrive at the town of Isla de Maipo where you will make your first stop at the Tarapaca Vineyard. From there, observe the beautiful surroundings and take some fantastic photographs. See the Maipo River, which is so important to Central Chile, and learn about the flora and fauna of the area. Following this, explore the town of Isla de Maipo and get to know its customs, architecture, and distinctive character. The next part of the experience starts with a visit to either De Martino, Santa Ema or Undurraga Vineyard. See the gardens, vineyards, and storage cellar at one of these traditional vineyards, ending with a wine tasting. Next, enjoy a wine and cheese tasting as you visit a small family vineyard that has been producing wines and spirits for 3 generations.  finish the tour, you're invited to the local partner's facilities, located in a beautiful agricultural field nestled between some hills. Since it's lunchtime, you'll sample the best food and drinks that local producers have to offer. Enjoy some local recipes and flavours to end this unique tour.  If you wish to be dropped in Santiago, the arrival time will be around 05:00 PM. It is possible to be dropped at your hotel in Santiago or at the airport. You may also choose to be dropped at San Antonio. If you choose the latter, the drop-off time will be 3 PM.

Santiago: City Landmarks with Winery Private Full-Day Tour

5. Santiago: City Landmarks with Winery Private Full-Day Tour

Meet your local guide and start the tour in a comfortable private vehicle. The first stop will be at San Cristobal Hill. Take a cable car to the summit and enjoy the most amazing panoramic views of the entire city and Andes Mountains. Afterward, drive through the bohemian neighborhood of Bellavista before arriving in the historic city center. Visit the landmarks of downtown such as the Florestal Park, the Museum of Fine Arts, Plaza de Armas (Santiago’s main square), the Cathedral, City Hall, Historic Post Office, Old Congress Building, Palacio La Moneda (The Government House), National Theater, and Santa Lucía Hill. Then, pass by Costanera Center, South America’s tallest building. Also, visit the upscale neighborhood of Las Condes and stop at El Pueblito de Los Dominicos, a beautiful handicraft market with local artisans. After sightseeing, relax at Cousiño Macul Vineyard. Enjoy a tour and a wine tasting of world-class wines of the Maipo Valley. Founded in 1856, Cousiño Macul is the only winery in Chile among those established in the 19th century that continues in the hands of the original founding family.

Santiago: Andes Horseback Ride with Wine Tour and Tasting

6. Santiago: Andes Horseback Ride with Wine Tour and Tasting

After a two-hour drive from Chile’s capital, arrive at a ranch in a small town on the banks of the Maipo River. Once there, get ready for a spectacular horseback riding adventure guided by “arrieros” (local cowboys). Enjoy the stunning views and admire the abundant flora and fauna from horseback. Scale narrow mountain trails and have a short break on a plateau while enjoying the gorgeous surroundings. Try to spot Chilean condors flying high in the sky. After horseback riding, have some free time for lunch. Then, visit internationally-renowned Concha y Toro Wine Vineyard in the picturesque town of Pirque. Walk around the gardens of the residence, discover the variety garden, visit their cellars, and taste a selection of three of their fine wines.

Santiago: Private Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour in Maipo Valley

7. Santiago: Private Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour in Maipo Valley

Enjoy a relaxing wine tasting experience and discover a rich diversity of high-quality wines from two Maipo Valley vineyards, the historic Santa Rita Vineyard and the world-renowned Concha y Toro Vineyard, on a private tour aboard a comfortable vehicle. Discover an amazing range of wines from these two famous vineyards in the closest Chilean wine-making region to Santiago, which is also the birthplace of the Chilean wine industry with vines growing here over the past 150 years. Visit the Santa Rita Vineyard first, which dates back to the 1880s and plays an important role in Chilean history as the site of one of the battles during the War for Independence. Admire the old hacienda-style Estate house and enjoy your wine while you stroll through the old cellars. You will see the grape variety garden, vineyards, winemaking and cellaring facilities, and the bottling process. The tour ends with a tasting of Reserva and Gran Reserva wines. After the first tasting, you can visit the neighboring “Museo Andino”, Andean Museum, which contains a special collection of pre-Columbian pottery, textiles and other artefacts. You then continue through the Maipo Valley to the town of Pirque where you can enjoy a local lunch. Then, head to the internationally-renowned Concha y Toro Vineyard, which dates back to 1883. Walk around the gardens of the summer residence of the Concha y Toro family, discover the variety garden, visit their cellars and taste a selection of three of their fine wines.

From Santiago: Private Maipo Valley Wine Tour

8. From Santiago: Private Maipo Valley Wine Tour

Enjoy a private tour of the boutique wineries of Aquitania and Haras de Pirque located at the foothills of the Andes Mountains in the Maipo River Valley. Relax in their gardens, enjoy their wine, the wonderful flowers, and marvelous views.   First stop, Haras de Pirque. The visit starts on the main terrace of the wine cellar where the beautiful valley of Pirque and the majestic Andes Mountains can be appreciated. Moving inside the horse-shoe shaped cellar, visitors get to know the winemaking and barrel aging process, followed by a tasting of three wines – Albaclara Sauvignon Blanc, Reserva de Propiedad and Hussonet Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva in their memorable tasting room. Next, visit Aquitania, also located at the foot of the Andes. They focus on producing high-quality wines in limited quantities. Visitors have the opportunity to observe the entire process of wine production, where modern equipment is used and traditional craftsmanship, such as the manual labeling of bottles. The tour begins at the lookout of the winery, where you have a panoramic view of the vineyard. This is followed by a close-up look at the vines to appreciate their state depending on the season.  The tour continues with a visit to the wine cellar, barrel room, bottle storage room, and labeling sector. The tour ends with a tasting of their reserve wines. A perfect day away from the crowded, large production vineyards.

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What people are saying about Maipo Valley

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 57 reviews

The visit to Concha y Toro is excellent! The guide was extremely detailed and we were able to enjoy a lot of the winery as a whole. The agency, in addition to the 3 wines tasted at the end, also presented us with one more wine for tasting. It was wonderful and, as we went in the summer, we were still able to taste the grapes straight from the tree! Amazing every second and I loved my cup as a gift. Important: the wines sold there are VERY worth it, we brought 3 and we thought they weren't enough. (It is worth mentioning that you can return to Brazil with up to 5 liters of alcoholic beverage in hand without having to ship!! IT IS WORTH BRINGING THE WINES).

Great private tour. We only got two wineries in because of an incident at the third but I was more than happy with that and we got a swift and fair reimbursement. Driver’s English was good enough that we had no issues with communication.

Excellent activity. Recommended anyway. Learn more about the history of the Cousiño Goyenechea family. I went with my 81 year old dad and he enjoyed it as a kid. Amaro as a guide is dedicated, detailed and with an excellent disposition.

We had an amazing time! Gabriel, our guide, was super friendly and knowledgeable! Overall, the wine was great, the views were beautiful, and we really enjoyed ourselves!

The driver/guide Orlando was fantastic. The winery tours were great too...more so Undurraga; my guide Leo was great!!