Maipo Valley Wine Tour: Santa Rita And Concha Y Toro Wineries - Santiago

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Vino lovers, prepare yourself for a perfect day: explore two premier wine estates in famous Maipo Valley — Santa Rita and Concha y Toro — and sip exceptional wine. Against the backdrop of the Andes, enjoy glimpses into the area’s colonial past and tour gorgeous vineyards, old cellars and modern bottling plants. Awaken your palate with six wine tastings, including Concha y Toro’s Casillero del Diablo, and learn the inspiring history that started Santa Rita’s bestselling 120 label. Round-trip transport from centrally located Santiago hotels is included.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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After hotel pickup from Santiago, travel south for 30 minutes and arrive at the beautifully landscaped grounds of Santa Rita winery, located in Alto Jahuel in the well-known Maipo Valley.

Meet your winery guide next to the vineyards sprawled about the Andes foothills, where youll learn about this winery founded in 1880 and its beginnings as one of the first estates in Chile to grow and develop European grape varieties. Step inside fermentation cellars and the bottling plant, and learn what happens to the grapes once theyre harvested from the vines.

Pass by Bodega 1 for a glimpse of colonial-era stone and mortar construction, and then listen to how Doa Paula Restaurant became a national monument. In 1814, Doa Paula, the owner of Santa Rita manor, hid 120 independence fighters, known as the 120 Patriots, in her cellar. When Spanish forces came to search the premises, the matriarch stood her ground. Learn more from your guide what this brave woman said to successfully fend off the Spanish army.

As a tribute to this history, the winery created the 120 label, a bestselling series that youll taste at the wine bar. Sample three types of varietals, including cabernet sauvignon, merlot, chardonnay or syrah; maybe pick up scents of raspberries, strawberries or cherries balanced with a trace of vanilla or some other spices.

Spend your remaining time sipping wine in the garden or explore the on-site Andean Museum, containing more than 3,000 pre-Columbian artifacts, including an impressive gold collection.

Climb aboard your vehicle and take a short drive to Concha y Toro winery. You may want to purchase some lunch at a restaurant nearby before starting the winery tour.

Enveloped by the foothills of the Andes, begin your tour of the 1883 winery next to the former summer home of the Concha y Toro family and then follow your winery guide to the Pirque vineyards to learn about the winerys practices behind cultivating the grapes. From the terrace, capture sweeping views of the valley and perhaps spot the master vineyard keepers responsible for keeping an eye on the vines.

Next, taste Casillero del Diablo (the Devils Cellar), an internationally popular wine produced from a carmenere varietal, a grape originally from Bordeaux but now Chiles signature grape. Then head down into the winerys cellar, also referred to as Casillero del Diablo and learn about how the wine got its name did the devil really live in this cellar, or did the winery founder tell this tall tale to deter would-be thieves from his private collection of wine?

Conclude your tour of Concha y Toro at the wine bar and sample more wine from the Casillero del Diablo series and other premier labels. Before heading back to Santiago, hit the wine shop for the best type of souvenir, bottles of wine to take home.

Inclusions for Maipo Valley Wine Tour: Santa Rita And Concha Y Toro Wineries

  • Winery tour of Santa Rita and Concha y Toro
  • 6 wine tastings
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

Exclusions for Maipo Valley Wine Tour: Santa Rita And Concha Y Toro Wineries

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age to drink wine is 18 years

Note: The types of wines served at each winery vary every day

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • This tour was amazing!

  • very nice, learnt a lot about wine tasting and quality, highly recommended.

  • The tours were excellent. The only hiccup was waiting for the coaches to pick us up. The wine tours were excellent and very enjoyable.

  • It's great to visit 2 different types of wineries. For what it is, it's too long, particularly the lunch almost 2 hours at a Chilean restaurant, which menu and atmosphere is not the best.

    Logistics from local operator are poor. They pick you up in your hotel, then go to Parque Arauco for change bus and then go to the selected tour. They confirmed me they'd pick me up at 8am they arrived 845am

  • Nice tour, Santana Rita is super nice, but Concha y Toro does not let u walk around by yourself thru the park or anywhere around. Disappointing. After tour is done u can only be at the shop or restaurant there. Santa Rita is much more better, u can walk around and make pictures, and super nice coffee shop too.

  • Amazing tour with amazing guides! Santa Rita felt more authentic in my opinion, but I had a nice time at Concha Y Toro too. Santa Rita also gave us full pours, so you definitely get your money and #39;s worth. Highly recommend.

  • I had a lot of fun.

  • We should have seen 4 wineries, not 2, in the time we spent on this hell hole of a tour. Lunch was an absolute disaster and was 3.5 hours long! There was no adherence to any sort of schedule. I'm glad I saw these two wineries but this should have been a half day tour, not a full day. I could have done better and probably cheaper with an Uber. Wasted half a valuable Santiago vacation day on this atrocity of a tour. The only good thing I can say about this tour is that Santa Rita and Concha y Toro did an AMAZING job! They are not part of Viator / Turistik though so it makes sense to me.

  • This was an excellent and interesting tour. Santa Rita felt more authentic and personal than Concha y Toro. The winery tour guide sorry, don't remember her name was great. The only complain is that, after the tour was finished, we stayed there over one hour to view the small museum and purchase refreshments it was too long. Afterward, we went to a nearby restaurant on the way to Concha y Toro. The food was fine. Cost of the meal was extra as advertised. The menu was lengthy and hard to figure out even for me who read Spanish.
    The Concha y Toro winery tour was highly organized it felt a little like you were at one of Disney's parks. Very robotic. The grounds were beautiful. Everything was fine but without authenticity.
    The bus tour guide provided interesting commentaries about Chile and the region we were visiting.

  • The tour was fantastic ! All the guides well preprared, transportation always on time and special thanks to Mathias, the guide at Santa Rita winery.

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