Small-Group Maipo Vineyards Full-Day Experience With Optional Lunch - Santiago

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00am Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Your Santiago accommodations in the districts of Providencia, Las Condes (hotels area), Vitacura (hotels area) , or Santiago Centro, or at another meetin.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Drop Off on your hotel or address from the districts of Providencia, Las Condes, Vitacura and Santiago Centro, or at a point inside the same districts
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Taste best versions of Maipo valley wines visiting two or three remarkable wineries in the region. Choose between our options of 2 or 3 wineries in full-day and enjoy the classic tours that they offer producing award winning wines all this between beautiful landscapes of the Andean mountains and the central mountains. Visit wine cellars and discover the process of wine making, guided by local experts who will share the secrets about the production. On this tour you can choose the option with lunch included to please your senses and combine delicious traditional meals with best local wines.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

Know More about this tour

Well pick you up from any hotel in the communes of Providencia, Las Condes, Vitacura and Santiago Centro, or in a meeting point in the same communes. Our vans feature air conditioning and a maximum of 8 passengers per tour.

Tour of the wineries which consists of the visit of the villa that have its own character that make difference of the others , where the wine making is carried out and the ancient cellar all this around magnificent garden and landscapes that dazzle every participant. All the tours include tasting of 3 types of wine per tour will make you feel yourself a sommelier.

Well pass through different places of the Maipo Valley in order to visit 2 or 3 wineries depending of your choice. There, youll be able to enjoy the Classic Tour on every winery which includes 3 wine tastings and a wine glass as a gift. Each vineyard has its own character and different settings, which makes the tour a non-monotonous experience and guarantees that each vineyard that you visit will give you beautiful memories.

The wineries that you can choose are Concha y Toro, Santa Rita and Undurraga. Later, the guide will take you to one of the restaurants of the Maipo Valley area, where you can eat something of your choice, or if you wish, you can include the optional lunch of the tour, which includes: appetizer, juices or drinks, main course, reserve wine, accompaniments, salads, and dessert. All of this in a beautiful restaurant with natural decoration.

Later on, well head to the next tour, depending on the selected vineyard, in which youll enjoy again the Classic tour which includes 3 wine tastings plus a wine glass as a gift.

Finishing this tour, well head back to your hotel, or if you wish, to a central point of the city.

Itinerary:

Concha y Toro Vineyard
Recognized worldwide as the foremost wine producer and exporter in Latin America, and one of the top ten wine companies in the world. The company has reached popular recognition thanks to its Casillero del Diablo and Don Melchor brands. Visit Concha y Toro's gardens, the par, and admire the exteriors of the summer residence of Concha y Toro family, built in the 19th century. You will also learn about the origin of Concha y Toro wines at the Garden of Varieties, a place where 26 different grape strains are tested. Then visit the vineyard of Old Pirque, offering a panoramic view of the Maipo valley from the vineyard terrace. Finish with a visit to the cellar of the legendary wine “Casillero del Diablo” brand, learning the story about the beginnings of this iconic Concha y Toro wine and enjoying three tastings.

Santa Rita Vineyard
Enjoy the majestic landscape and the big house surrounding the vineyard before the tour starts. Then take a guided tour trough the vineyards, starting at the winery and finishing with the wine bottling process. Visit the historic "Bodega 1" and the famous “Bodega de los 120 Patriotas." The tour finishes with an amazing wine tasting of some great aged wines. You'll also have time to buy some souvenirs or a bottle of wine to have later.

Aquitania Vineyard
Viña Aquitania is located at the foot of the Andes and focuses on producing high quality wines in small quantities. Visitors will have the opportunity to observe the entire process of wine production, where modern equipment is used alongside traditional wine techniques like manual labeling. You'll also get to visit the lookout of the winery, offering a panoramic view of the vineyard. This is followed by a close-up look at the vines to appreciate their state depending on the season. The tour continues with a visit to the wine cellar, barrel room, and bottle storage room and labeling sector. The tour ends with a tasting.

Cousiño Macul
The tour of the Vineyard Cousiño Macul starts amidst the winery's old vines, spread over (240 acres) 100 hectares running towards the Andes Mountains. You'll get a look at the winery's old cellar, a brick and masonry construction completed in 1877 where the old wooden pipes used for fermentation and aging of wine are still found. You'll then get a look at the winery's more modern wine fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats.

Get a look at one of the winery's most famous wines, The Lota. Then continue to small museum that celebrates the ingenuity of the wine producers of the early 20th century. You'll get a look at their historic processes of bottling and labeling using antique machinery and traditional methods. The route continues on what is arguably the most important jewel of the vineyard, the old room of aging, hidden 20 feet (7 meters) underground. The enclosure is shrouded in darkness and lit only by candles, with extremely cool temperatures thanks to an ingenious system of double walls that keeps it at about 57 °F (14 °C). Among the wines that are tasted, it’s worth mentioning the exotic Gray Wine, a white wine elaborated from red grapes, impregnated with aromas of peach and apricot.

Inclusions

Wine tasting (3 winetasting for every tour) plus glass gift

4-course Lunch (if option selected) includes: appetizer, juices or drinks, main course, reserve wine, accompaniments, salads, dessert

Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Small-group tour (8 people max per tour)

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Exclusions

Gratuities

Aquitania Vineyard is not available for any option during the weekends

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum drinking age is 18 years

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Aquitania Vineyard is not available for any option during the weekends

Santa Rita Vineyard is not available for any option on Mondays

Traveler Reviews

  • 09-Mar-2020

    Very good tour. Valparaiso part of the tour was amazing. The fish market and the walking tour of the historic area were especially good. Francesca was an excellent, knowledgeable and helpful guide. The lunch place that we went to was pretty expensive. The wine tasting at Veramonte was very limited - only two average quality wines were tasted. From the tour description, I thought the
    Wine tasting would be more extensive. Still, a very good day.

  • 26-Dec-2019

    To be fair, they changed us to this tour from our original pick of a 3 Winery tour, because they said that several of the wineries were only open in the morning that day. So we went on this tour of 2 wineries instead. Both wineries were good, though Concha del Toro was a bit of a “machine” that just pumped vast numbers of people through. Santa Rita was absolutely wonderful, the best part being that because we had so much time to waste, we had wine on the terrace. But the issue with this tour is that There was 45 hours in between wine tours. And the wineries are quite close to each other. Even with a long long lunch and wine on the terrace, we had a ridiculous amount of time to waste. The first winery runs tours every 10 min, so they could have certainly planned it later and thus more efficiently. The second issue was that we did not have a guide but rather a driver. So if you want to hear about history or get information about the region, you won’t. After the first tour which stated at 10;10 and took an hour, our driver explained the lunch options roughly, but not overly well, but didn’t inform us that the next tour was at 2:45pm! We took a simpler lunch, not knowing how much time we needed to kill, and ended up at Santa Rita with 2.5 hours to kill, even though we took our time at lunch. Though if you do get stuck in this situation, go to the restaurant at Santa Rita, and ask to sit on the terrace and drink wine. We tried several wines- given we had over 2 hours, and this was quite nice, though again, we had to figure that part out for ourselves. The issue is that things were not well explained, and planned poorly.

  • 01-Oct-2019

    The tour included transportation, some guiding but mainly arranging visit at the vineyards in Maipo. This is great if you want to visit many vineyards in a day and can not/it is not efficient to organise it yourselves. The vineyards was great and offered good tours and good tastings. Note that tasting is the classic/basic and not premiums wines so that is extra. Overall a very good and great tour that is recommended.

  • 27-Nov-2018

    This small group tour turned out to be a private driver (Diego) taking us to Concha y Toro and Santa Rita wineries. The tours at each winery consisted of about 10 people. Our tour guide explain the process of wine making as we walked thru the beautiful Concha y Toro estate and grounds. First tasting was a Sauvignon Blanc Reserva Trio, chilled to perfection. The setting was outside over looking the Andes Mountains with rows and rows of grape vines surrounded by red and white roses. We visited the old wine cellar as the Castillo del Diablo story played over the loud speakers. Second tasting was the famous wine made with the grape Carmenere which is exclusive to Chile and has a great story. My favorite red was Carbernet Sauvignon Terrunyo . Diego took us to a great place for lunch near by and we order way too much food which was delicious! Next stop was Santa Rita Winery which was a beautiful Spanish hancienda nestled at the bottom of the Andes Mountains with amazing views. The guide provided much more detail into the wine process with tours of the aging process in steel barrels, bottling and original wine cellar. The tasting consisted of 3x Reds and 1x White all were excellent. My favorite was Secret Reserva Carbernet Sauvignon. The day was beautiful sunny blue skies excellent for strolling thru the vineyards. This is a MUST DUE if you are visiting Chile!Sandra

  • 18-Mar-2018

    We were picked up at our apartment by Edison. He was very knowledgeable about the area and an excellent guide and driver. We had a very interesting tour of Concha y Toro which consisted of a stroll through their beautiful grounds with stops for 3 different tastings built into the tour. Guide from the winery was also excellent. Our group consisted of only 10 people. We had time to check out the wine store and purchase some wine. We then were taken to a local restaurant El Manso Toro Steakhouse and Grill for lunch which was extensive with very good food and service. We purchased wine by the glass to go with lunch. Our next stop was Santa Rita Winery. We got there little too late for a scheduled tour our fault because we dallied over lunch but visited an amazing Museum of very high quality on the grounds which was started by the owner of the winery. Given that we have toured many wineries in the past, the Museum was a very good alternative until the time for our tasting. The tasting was set up in the courtyard in a very relaxed manner with 3 generous samples brought to our table. We then had time to visit the wine store to purchase wine. Both wineries had excellent wines. We would highly recommend this tour!

  • 02-Mar-2018

    Tour guide was pleasant and spoke English well. The 3 vineyards were beautiful with excellent guide. The lunch was surprising: didn't look like much from outside or inside but food plentiful and excellent.

  • 07-Jan-2018

    In spite of visiting everything in the program, the driver arrived a little later and the trip was delayed by unexpected traffic near one of the vineyards. On a nice note, the driver took as for a drive on Maipo valley in the end of the tour, to compensate for the above mentioned issues.

  • 01-Jan-2018

    The tour was very good, the car is confortable and we loved concha y toro e urruaga. we did not like that much santa Rita.
    The guide Rodrigo was very nice all the time and helped us with our cell phone that was forgot at concha y toro so he went back there with my friend, but as expected he charged for it. Later he offered to us instead of leaving us at our apartment to go with us at the central market for lunch, but he never said it was going to charged separately. when we arrived at the market it was that perfect tourist cilada when they surrounded us and took us from inside the car directly inside the restaurant so we could not choose other restaurant. after that he he took us back to the apartment and charged more 10000 pesos.