Maipo Valley Wine Tour: Santa Rita And Concha Y Toro Wineries - Santiago
OverviewVino 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.
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Fully narrated tour
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
Know More about this tourAfter 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
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
- 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.