Would you like to experience the real essence of the Chilean countryside? Come visit the Matetic vineyard with us!
THE BEST FROM THE MATETIC VINEYARD
It is beautifully located between native and exotic forests, surrounded by sheep and alpacas grazing around. This full day is a great excursion out into the fresh air and will allow you to discover the birds, trees and the unforgettable peaceful atmosphere.
Located in the valley of Rosario, Matetic has become an innovative addition to Chilean winemakers since 1999, by introducing organic and biodynamic methods to their wine process; their Pinot Noir, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc have received multiple awards since 2001!
We start the day with a relaxing hike, horseback, or mountain bike ride through the hills surrounding the vineyard.
After the ride, we will have lunch in the Equilibrio restaurant on the Matetic grounds. Here they serve great local and international food made with the freshest ingredients. The menu includes an aperitif, a starter, main dish, dessert and 2 glasses of wine!
We will end our day with a tour of the Matetic vineyard and a tasting of their excellent wines. Here you learn how the introduction of organic and biodynamic procedures have made a difference in the quality of their wines, finishing with a tasting of their awarded wines at their shop where you will also have the chance to buy local gourmet products.
You will be picked up at 8.30 and returned by 19.00 to your hotel. Drive time is about 1.5-hour drive from 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 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 unspoilt natural conditions. Due to its geography, Chile is much like an island and 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 Sunday, all year around. Price per person: 245.00 USD Based on a minimum of 2 travelers
Price includes: ⊕ Private transport ⊕ Bilingual guide ⊕ Hike, Horseback or Mountain Bike Ride ⊕ Lunch with 2 glasses of wine ⊕ Wine tour with tasting
Price does not include: ⊕ Optional gratuities for guides & drivers ⊕ Items of personal nature ⊕ Travel insurance
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