Calling all oenophiles: This guided 6-day tour is a chance to become a Chilean wine connoisseur. Starting in the capital city, you'll hit the open road for the country's best wine valleys offering an array of climates, varietals, and production techniques. There will be estates and vineyards to explore galore, as well as dozens of tastings—often paired with delectable local cuisine.
This experience involves visits to two prestigious wineries. Options include the Viña Cousiño Macul and Viña Undurraga, amongst others. All of these vineyards afford tasting opportunities of the best Maipo wines featuring unique bouquets and flavor profiles. The tour to the wineries covers every aspect of production, from the grape to the bottle. There's also the added bonus of pairing the samples of wines with tasty tidbits like fine cheeses.
Tours that Include Maipo Valley Wine Experience
This itinerary is ideal for those travelers looking to discover Chile's natural beauty and culinary heritage. Start in Chile's wine region with excursions to both the Maipo and Casablanca Valleys. Here, you'll learn all about Chilean wine while enjoying the scenery and delicious pairings. Next, experience the coastal cities of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar before traveling south to the Lake District, where central Chile meets Patagonia.
On this itinerary, you'll get to experience the many different faces of Chile. You'll have the opportunity to explore Chile's culturally-rich cities, taste premium Chilean wine, and take in some of the country's most stunning landscapes. First, tour Santiago along with the colorful coastal cities of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso. Next, explore the world-famous wine regions surrounding Santiago - you'll learn all about how Chilean wine is made, and more importantly, how it tastes. Then it's off to the north and the otherworldly desert landscapes of Atacama. You'll visit geysers, lunar valleys, and even do some high-altitude stargazing. Finally, you'll head to Chile's unspoiled Patagonia region, where you'll visit one of the most unique sites on the continent: the marble caves of Lago General Carrera.
Whether you're a seasoned sommelier, a burgeoning wine enthusiast, or a regular Jane or Joe with a taste for good reds—Argentina and Chile are calling. When taken together, these two nations represent the Mecca of wine production in South America. On this epic 10-day enology tour you will visit the best wine-producing regions in both countries and tour the vineyards that produce their most famous varietals. And of course, each day there will be copious tastings.