For those who want to enjoy a day out in the Chilean countryside and travel deep into the vines! This tour is for you! We will visit the Loma Larga winery for our Wine & Horse Carriage Tour. We will start our day with a tour of the beautiful Loma Larga estate by a Horse-drawn Carriage. Savor the spectacular views and travel through the vineyards! Followed by a Tour & Tasting of their delightful premium wines. After that we will enjoy a locally sourced gourmet picnic lunch to complete the day! The ultimate tour for those who seek Romance with a touch of Adventure!
The Loma Larga winery is located in the Casablanca Valley – famous for its production of cool climate wines due to its geographical position. The Casablanca Valley offers an excellent wine terroir due to the combination of sloppy hills, poor soil, extreme temperature variations between day and night, which results in a slow-ripening process.
The Loma Larga winery is a leader in the production of cool wine climate wines in the Casablanca Valley. Their sparkling Cabernet Franc Brut Nature has won several awards. On the vast estate (total of 711 hectares) 148 hectares were planted in 1999 with white and red varieties, some of which are to be considered non-traditional to the Casablanca Valley. The Loma Larga winery belongs to the Alvaro de Toledo family.
You will be picked up at 09.00 and returned by 17.00 to your hotel. Drive time is about 1 hour.
In the last 20 years, Chile has explored areas outside of the traditional Maipo Valley and has moved vineyards to cooler micro-climates with hillsides and cool-valley vineyards that are closer to the coast like Casablanca and Colchagua. This has 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 has 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 the since that it’s flora & fauna are very protected. 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 Tuesday to Sunday, all year around. Price per person: 245.00 USD *based on a minimum of 2 travelers
What’s included? ⊕ Private transport ⊕ Bilingual guide ⊕ Horse Carriage Tour ⊕ Winery Tour & Tasting ⊕ Gourmet Picnic Lunch ⊕ 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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