Undurraga Winery Half-Day Tour From Santiago

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Leave the crowds of Santiago and spend the morning at Undurraga winery in sweeping Maipo Valley. Surrounded by the rolling foothills of the Andes, explore a century-old garden park, sprawling vineyards and old cellars. Consider the technical side of winemaking on visits to a soil analysis test pit and a vinification plant, and observe artifacts of the indigenous Mapuche culture at Aliwen Corner. Top off the tour with three tastings of wine from the reserve label and take home your glass as a souvenir. Round-trip hotel transport is included.

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After hotel pickup from Santiago, travel south of the city for about 30 minutes and arrive at Undurraga winery, part of Santa Ana Estate in Talagante, located in the renowned winemaking region of Maipo Valley.

Against the dramatic backdrop of the Andes foothills, enter a gorgeous garden wonderland of Lebanese cedar, redwoods, date palms and Japanese maple trees, grounds designed in the late 19th century by George Henry Dubois, a famous French architect of that time. During the 1-hour winery tour, youll learn more about how founder Don Francisco Undurraga worked with French experts in developing his winery.

At the vineyards, listen to how the entrepreneurial owner carried grape plants in lead capsules from Germany and France and began cultivating vines on his plot of land in Maipo Valley. By 1885, the vineyards produced varietals for cabernet sauvignon, sauvignon blanc, merlot, pinot noir, riesling and gewrztraminer. The winery was the first to export Chilean wine to the US and since then, Neil Armstrong, kings, queens and heads of state have strolled through this lush property and tasted its award-winning wines.

Descend into antique stone and mortar cellars and amid the rows of wood barrels, learn how the winery ages its reserve wine in these casks. Visit a soil analysis testing pit, a small underground viewing area where you can see how far down vine roots grow in marked layers of soil. You'll also check out a vinification plant and learn the process of how grapes are plucked, de-stemmed, crushed, pressed, fermented and bottled.

At Aliwen Corner, browse through a private museum-quality collection of artifacts relating to the Mapuche, indigenous inhabitants of south-central Chile and southwestern Argentina.

The winery tour ends at the wine bar, where youll enjoy three tastings from the reserve label, which depending on availability may be Sibaris, Aliwen or sparkling wines. Take your wine glass as a parting souvenir, and then during your remaining time before returning to Santiago, visit the wine shop for bottles to take home.

Inclusions for Undurraga Winery Half-Day Tour From Santiago

  • Winery tour
  • 4 wine tastings
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

Exclusions for Undurraga Winery Half-Day Tour From Santiago

  • 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

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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  • very interesting and 1/2-day tour is enough....

  • Great afternoon. I was picked up at my Hotel on time and after making our way to the departure point the trip began.The drive was approximately 45min to an hour. We were split into groups depending on language spoken. We had a very informative tour of the vineyards, the cellars, and a museum. We were also shown a locked cellar, we could see in, that stored the best of the best wines. Some well aged gems. Love to have been able to snatch one of them. We then had a tasteing of 4 wines.Then let loose in the wine shop to purchase wine. On the bus and back to our Hotels. Well organized trip

  • The tour picked up from and dropped us back to our hotel which was very helpful. The tour guide was friendly and informative about Chile generallly and wine production in particular. The winery had very pleasant gardens, and the tour, with another local guide, took us around the planted vines as well as through the fermentation process and the cellars. We tasted four different wines which reflected the range produced by this vineyard. A very pleasant and engaging small group tour - good value for money.

  • This tour was amazing!

  • Great guide - lovely winery

  • This trip met all of our expectations. We loved the Undurraga winery. The tour was more informative than most. The museum was superb, the tastings were excellent. Our on- site tour guide Javier gave us a wonderful feel for this winery and was loads of fun. Bus guide also informative and helpful. A+.

  • Bello sitio y sabroso vino. Nos encanto

  • The pro's: A convenient and easy trip close to the city. The vineyard is beautiful best time would be Chilean summer, though, and the tour of the facilities is interesting and well-presented. It actually is one of the better tours I've been on, and I've done quite a few in California. The con's: as can be expected with tours like this - picking up numerous passengers - timing can be difficult. From walking around town, it looks like Turistik is perhaps the predominant tour agency in town, and they thus have a lot of folks to manage. We were told pick-up from hotel would be between 1:45-2:15, and when I asked for a more specific time, I wasn't given one which is okay - except they showed up at 1pm, when we weren't at hotel, and then returned for pick-up at 1:30. After all pick-ups, we didn't get officially on road until 2:30, which is okay, except it felt there was some backtracking. Leaving the winery at 5pm, there was some more backtracking - passing by our general hotel area - to get to the main tour depot station on other side of town, where we swapped to a different bus to help aggregate numerous other tour passengers going in same area. Highly inconvenient, and resulted in a return of about 7pm rather than expected 6pm.

  • Very pleasant tour, possibly drags on too long, I would suggest a more professional tasting that is not so rushed and we should be given an opportunity to taste more wines even if this was at an additional cost.

  • This was a great tour. Wish we had more time wine tasting as opposed to spending so much time in the winery itself.

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