1. 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.