We are going to drive 2 and a half hours South of Santiago to visit the winery Casa Lapostolle, This revolutionary winery is solely dedicated to the production of Casa Lapostolle’s world-class icon wine, Clos Apalta. The winery is 100% gravity-fed spanning five levels, three of which are buried into the granite of the Apalta hillside to provide a natural cool temperature environment for cellaring and ageing. This rare vertical design allows the wine to flow naturally downward during every stage of the production, eliminating the need to pump, which can adversely affect the subtle flavors of the wine.

Grapes are hand-harvested and brought to the highest level of the winery where they will be 100% hand-destemmed, a labor intensive technique performed by only very few wineries throughout the world. Fermentation takes place in 21 small French wooden vats which size corresponds to a parcel of our Apalta vineyard. This we can enhance the personality of each of our terroir plots. Throughout our facilities you will see how gravity plays an important role to gently create our Clos Apalta wine. You will admire a wonderful setting in which wine industry blends perfectly with design.

The tour will take a bit more than an hour, and you will be introduced into the winemaking world; finishing with a tasting of Casa Lapostolle wines, which will be longing to be a part of your experience, then we will go for a restaurant where the path of tradition, innovation, excellence and the distinguishing style of cooking is well known in the region, at the winery la Posada .After lunch some time to walk around the town of Santa Cruz, a typical town where the country people like to meet (At the Main Square), then we will continue our journey to the boutique winery Neyen, The Neyen de Apalta winery is the perfect blend of tradition and modernity. In the native Mapudungun language, Neyen means “spirit ”, it is the spirit of Apalta that it is captures in each vintage.

The Carmenère and Cabernet Sauvignon vines were planted in 1890 now they produce excellent fruit due to their deep roots and natural balance, allowing them to reap the benefits that come with the richness and elegance of the passage of time. In the tour they will allow you to appreciate their hundred-year-old grapevines dating back to late nineteenth century, as well as both, its modern vinification winery, and the historical cellar ending with a wine tasting of its icon wine Neyen.

Duration:
Departure from Hotel in the morning
From 08:30 hrs to 19: 00 hrs.

It includes:
· A private professional English speaking tour guide
· Transportation in spacious, clean, air conditioned and comfortable vehicle with a professional driver.
· Toll roads
· Tour and wine tastings “ Premium wines “
· A typical lunch at the winery La Posada or similar
· Wine tasting on route
· Bottled of water

Reservation is required and Prices vary depending on the number of persons in your group and the level of wines being tasted. Please contact us for a custom quote





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