Looking for a romantic getaway with your partner or you & your friend want to spoil yourselves?
Discover Chile’s Colchagua Valley at its best!
Our Colchagua 3 Day Wine & Dine Tour is an ideal trip for a romantic getaway with your partner or the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a weekend of fine cuisine.
Spend 3 days in the beautiful valley of Colchagua and fill your days with wine tastings, strolling through the vineyards, fine dining, and/or a horseback ride! Personalize your trip by choosing to spend the night in a boutique hotel in the Santa Cruz area or to enjoy nature in a cozy lodge in the countryside.
The Colchagua valley is located approximately 180 km south of Santiago and is one of Chile’s best known wine areas! The area has won various awards for their full bodied Cabernet Sauvignons, Malbecs, Merlots, Syrahs & Carménères. Despite its calm rural oasis atmosphere, the area has a rich culture and history.
The valley stretches from the foot of the Andes Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, although the majority of the wineries are concentrated in the center of the valley. Due to its geographical location, the valley has a number of different micro-climates and soil types.
? Arrive at Colchagua, check in at the Lodge
? Tour & Tasting at Mountain Vineyard
? Tour & Tasting Olive Farm
? Drop off at Lodge
? Tour & Tasting at Casa Lapostolle
? Visit to Museum
? Tour & Tasting at Viu Manent
? Tour & Tasting at Laura Hartwig
? Drop off at Lodge
? Tour & Tasting at Maturana
? Lunch at Casa Silva
? Return to Santiago
In the last 20 years Chile has explored areas outside of the traditional Maipo Valley and has moved vineyards to cooler micro-climates like hillside and cool-valley vineyards closer to the coast like Casablanca and Colchagua. This led to new productions outside of the traditional Cabernet Sauvignon – like buy augmentin 875 online Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling and extraordinary blends like the Chardonnoir (Bodegas RE).
The arrival of Chilean wines in the established old world wine production caused a proper “terremoto”: Chile showed the world its wines can compete with the Super Tuscans and traditional Bordeaux wines at much more accessible prices.
When the old world came to Chile, the traditional winemakers from Italy and France immediately recognised Chile’s potential for its steady climate, quality of soil and unspoilt natural conditions. Due to its geography Chile is much like an island which very much protects its flora & fauna. Therefore we can often find grape varieties back in Chile, which were extinct in Europe due to the Phylloxera plague.
By the end of the 19th century the Phylloxera plague pretty much destroyed all of Europe’s wine grapes, most notably in France. An example of a grape variety that has been found back in Chile is the Carmenère grape in the Aquitania winery in Santiago.
In the 90s Chileans discovered the potential in the wine industry which led to an enthusiastic new generation of winemakers and viticulturists. Along with the more traditional buildings marked by its European influence of the wine experts from the Old world, a whole new wave of modern architecture has embarked upon the Chilean wine houses, with amazing creations like Viña Vik or Casa Lapostolle wineries.
Chile’s fast progress using new technologies applied to old winemaking traditions has made it possible to move around mass market labels and to create high level quality wines – unique to Chile.
Finesse, elegance, diversity, complexity & authenticity are the signature to Chile’s world class premium wines!
This tour is available Monday through Sunday, all year around.
Price: to be confirmed upon number of people/days
*based on a minimum of 2 travelers
⊕ Private transport for the 3 days
⊕ Tour & tastings in wineries mentioned
⊕ 2 nights in our Lodge
⊕ 2 x breakfast & 2 x dinner
Price does not include:
⊕ Additional Lunches & dinners
⊕ Optional gratuities for guides & drivers
⊕ Items of personal nature
⊕ Travel insurance
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