Visit the ancient cellars of the traditional Cousiño Macul vineyard (dating back to 1856) followed by a visit to the boutique vineyard of Aquitania.
Come on our Aquitania & Cousiño Macul Wine Tour to join us for a tasteful day out and visit the ancient cellars of the traditional Cousiño Macul vineyard (dating back to 1856) followed by a visit to the boutique vineyard of Aquitania, where Chile’s famous Carménère wine was (re-) discovered.
Take a seat in the garden, enjoy your wine, the wonderful flower garden, and marvelous views. Both vineyards are located at the foot of the majestic Andes in the Maipo Alto area.
While sipping your wine at Aquitania, you will be served an accompanying cheese & jamon Serrano platter. If you have a chance, get a bottle of the amazing Sol de Sol Chardonnay!
You will be picked up at 10.00 and returned by 15.00 to your hotel. Drive Time is about 35 minutes from Providencia
In the last 20 years, Chile has explored areas outside of the traditional Maipo Valley and has moved vineyards to cooler micro-climates like Casablanca and Colchagua. This led to new productions outside of the traditional Cabernet Sauvignon – like 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 recognized Chile’s potential for its steady climate, quality of soil and unspoiled natural conditions. Due to its geography, Chile is much like an island in which very much protects its flora & fauna. Therefore we can often find grape varieties back in Chile, which are now 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 90’s 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 Friday, all year around. Price per person: 160.00 USD *based on a minimum of 2 travelers
What’s included? ⊕ Private transport ⊕ Bilingual guide ⊕ Cheese & jamon Serrano platter ⊕ Two winery tours & tastings ⊕ Two bottles of mineral water & crackers
Price does not include: ⊕ Optional gratuities for guides & drivers ⊕ Items of personal nature ⊕ Travel insurance
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