Santa Rita Winery Half-Day Tour From Santiago

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    Between 8:15am and 8:45am Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Departs from centrally located Santiago hotels or Parque Arauco mall. Exact address will be printed on your voucher.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Pair wine tasting with local history on this half-day tour to Santa Rita winery from Santiago. Learn about age-old winemaking traditions as you amble through vineyards, the cellars and the bottling plant of this historic estate nestled in the foothills of the Andes. Along the way, enjoy doses of history at points of interest such as Bodega 1 and the Doa Paula Restaurant. Top off the tour with three delightful tastings of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, chardonnay or cabernet franc. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.

Highlights

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

Know More about this tour

After your hotel pickup from Santiago, relax on the 45-minute drive south to Santa Rita winery, located in Alto Jahuel, part of the Maipo Valley winemaking region.

Enter Santa Ritas sculpted grounds, where youll meet your winery guide and group in front of elegant colonial-era buildings. Start your 1-hour tour admiring the vineyards that blanket the Andes foothills.

This estate was among the first to grow European grape varieties in Chile starting in 1880. You'll learn more about the founders and the estate's age-old processes on trips to the fermentation cellars and the bottling plant. Stop by a stone and mortar structure called Bodega 1.

Next, stand before the Doa Paula Restaurant to hear about the 120 Patriots, a battle-fatigued troupe of soldiers, led by rebel and later Chilean head of state Bernardo OHiggins, who were provided refuge at the manor from owner Doa Paula in 1814.

One of the estates most popular wine series, the Santa Rita 120, honors this history, and you get to taste three types of the elegant varietals (cabernet sauvignon, merlot, chardonnay or cabernet franc) at the wine bar. As you sip brilliant ruby red or honey-colored wine, see if you can detect scents of strawberries, cherries or raspberries balanced with a hint of vanilla and other spices.

Before heading back to Santiago, spend your remaining time strolling through the landscaped grounds, or wander through the on-site Andean Museum to see an excellent collection of more than 3,000 pre-Columbian artifacts. Dont forget to browse the wine shop for books, souvenirs, and of course, bottles of wine made at this storied estate to take home.

Inclusions

  • Winery tour
  • Wine tasting
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age to drink wine is 18 years