Colchagua Valley Wine Tour
The Colchagua Valley is one of the world’s leading wine destinations. It’s known for it’s traditional agricultural practises, sprawling colonial estates in between rolling hills covered in vines, some of which are over one hundred years old. Due to it’s climatic and geographical location, conditions here are perfect for the production of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Carmenere and Syrah. During this full-day tour we’ll take you to Viu Manent and Montes vineyards where you’ll be able to observe the traditional versus modern ways of winemaking.
After picking you up from your hotel we’ll begin the 2.5hr drive from Santiago to the Colchagua Valley. From the road, you’ll be able to see the beautiful landscapes, rolling hills and the diversity of Chilean agriculture. Upon arrival in the valley, we’ll visit the first vineyard of the day, Viu Manent which was recently voted as one of the World’s Top 25 Best Vineyards. You’ll explore the family-owned vineyard learning about Viu Manent’s traditions and practices. You’ll tour the premises by traditional horse and cart and taste some of the wineries' leading wines.
Next, we’ll continue on to Montes vineyard where we’ll stop for lunch at Chef Francis Mallmann’s renowned restaurant Fuegos de Apalta. After a divine lunch, we’ll begin our tour of Montes vineyard where we’ll learn about their unique water-saving practises, see their modern warehouses and take a tour of their grounds, followed by an informative tasting of a range of Montes wines.
These two vineyards could not to more different in their practices and we hope to show you the difference between traditional and modern wine-making in Chile.
After a successful day of wine culture and tasting, we’ll head back to your hotel in Santiago.
Tour is a full day (10 hours) - 9.00 am pickup and we aim to be back at your hotel at 7.00 pm.
Private transportation and our English, Spanish or Portuguese speaking driver/guide.