SANTIAGO/VALPARAISO/COLCHAGUA/HIGH & LOW MAIPO /CASABLANCA/ACONCAGUA VALLEYS
7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS

This program was created in order to have day trips from Santiago to the best wine valleys of Chile,like Maipo,Casablanca,Aconcagua,including some culture and great views in Valparaiso and Pomaire ,

Here you will be able to see from the Andes to the Pacific Ocean,interior valleys ,excellent for red wines and also coastal valleys very good ones for some red very fresh fruity wines like pinot noirs and also some mineral ,fruity whites like sauvignon blanc .You can experiment some walking in the hilly Valparaiso try great sea food overlooking the ocean .Learn about our organic way of growing grapes.See how our local people make their living out of clay work and taste real Chilean Empanadas. You can change this program adding or taking away anything you like,specially in the Maipo valley.

Itinerary Day 1

Transfer in from the international airport of Santiago to the Aubrey or Orly hotel in Santiago. In the afternoon ,a wine city tour around Santiago

SANTIAGO AND ITS HIGHLIGHTS

You begin your adventure in the oldest area of Santiago call “”Barrio Concha y Toro “.Walking on the cobble stone streets you will see the old life style of Chilean people,you will have time to take photos of the many styles of architecture from dating back to the 19th and early 20thcentury.After that you will get into de neighborhood “Republica “ to see the homes of the high society then,leaving behind the old area you will visit the civic area the Presidential Palace call “La Moneda”; Plaza de la constitucion “. Visit a museum, the Pre Colombian Art Museum where you will find a mommy of a child of thousands of years old “Chinchorro” culture or a beautiful palace built in 1870-1879 the “Palacio Cousino “. And then will stop at the main square,call “Plaza de Armas “enjoy a nice walk by the main Cathedral and Post office.Pass by the main market “Mercado Central”, Going along “ParqueForestal”you will go all the way toward the top of the hill “San Cristobal“ where you can see the best overview of the city ,at the look out ,“Hundimiento”, enjoy the beautiful landscape of the park, going down the hill you will get to the district called “Providencia“ known for its green areas and beautiful churches . You will visit the modern area call “Las Condes” in order to see how Santiago has been growing since 1541 when Pedro De Valdivia Arrived.

It includes: -A private professional English speaking tour guide or driverguide -Transportation in spacious, clean, air conditioned and comfortable vehicle with a professional driver. -Toll roads -Museum entrance -San Cristobal hill entrance -Bottled of water

Duration: The City Tour takes approximately 4 hrs.

Itinerary Day 2

COLCHAGUA VALLEY ViuManent,Montes and Clos de Apalta wineries

We are going to drive 2 hours and a half South of Santiago to visit the winery ViuManent , there you will enjoy a full rounded experience with ViuManent wines. In a vintage horse-drawn carriage, you will go through the winery, vineyards,and cellars. You will visit the Estate and unveil its history. Then, visit the vineyards on vintage horse-drawn carriages, the cellar, wine-making process and wine tasting by the wine vat,. Visit the wine store and Emporium ,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), bthen we will continue our journey to the best sub-valley of Colchagua ,from there come the best premium wines of Chile “Apalta Valley” to visit our last winery Viña Montes, their property the “La Finca de Apalta” is located in the middle of the renowned ApaltaValley.In this isolated area,The River Tinguiririca becomes a natural barrier. On the northern end, an elevated mountain range filters the soft ocean breeze, a key factor of the weather quality in Apalta. This area is set in a semicircle with steep 45º slopes, with plantations slanting south allowing for a soft exposure angle to the sun. On the gradient, temperatures decrease, which play a role on the slow yet full grape maturity. This property produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Carmenère, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Mouvedre.

The soils are characterized by a significant presence of granodioritic rock that has a very low capacity for retaining water, which makes the hillsides the ideal place to grow grapes. In general the Apalta climate is more temperate than the rest of the Colchagua Valley due to the Pacific breezes that enter and remain in the valley. The considerable temperature difference between the hillsides and flat sections allows for slow and full ripening processes for the grapes.The rigorous management plan that we use in our vineyards throughout the year allows us to obtain the highest quality grapes. Expert hands dedicate a great deal of time and care to each sector of the vineyards in order to achieve optimum quality grapes beginning in March of every year. The final product is 100% hand picked.

Viña Montes invites you to leave the world behind and experience a unique and unforgettable tour through vegetation that is typical of central Chile on a nature path complete with panoramic vistas. While out in the vineyards you can enjoy a view of the steep hillsides (with a more than 45-degree incline) and natural environment that is representative of central Chile where they produce the best grapes for our Montes Alpha M, Montes Folly and Purple Angel wines. Inside the “bodega” you can observe the gravitational system that they use to move the wines, their tours offer an opportunity to learn more about terroir by tasting a fine selection of their wines and visiting the winery and vineyards.The we end up at Clos De Apalta ,This revolutionary winery is solely dedicated to the production of Casa Lapostolle’s world-class icon wine, Clos Apaltais 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. Thus 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.

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

It includes: -A private professional English speaking wine tour guide -Transportation in spacious, clean, air conditioned and comfortable vehicle with a professional driver. -Toll roads -Tour and wine tastings in ViuMannent winery -Tour and wine tastings in Montes winery -Tour and wine tastings in Clos de Apalta -A typical lunch at the winery La Posada or similar -Wine tasting on route -Bottled of water -Overnight at Hotel Terra Viña

Itinerary Day 3

MAIPO VALLEY Santa Rita with lunch and Cousiño Macul wineries

Santa Rita winery was founded in 1880, by a distinguished entrepreneur of those times, Mr. Domingo Fernández Concha in the area of Alto Jahuel where the main installations of the winery are currently located. From the very beginning, he introduced fine French varieties, winemakers and the most advanced winemaking techniques. At the end of the 80´s a great expansion period for Santa Rita starts, sustained by the great momentum experienced by its exports and the excellent reputation acquired by its products, which obtained important awards and worldwide recognition. We deserved a remarkable lunch at “ Casa de Doña Paula” restaurant in a 17th century house which it has been declared National Monument ,afterwards you will do the tour were you will be introduced to the wine production process, including the tasting of two premium wines and a visit to the park.In the afternoon we will visit Cousiño Macul. The family Cousiño very well known for their fortune, but more it is for its wines in the Central Valleys such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Described as one of the best vineyards in the World”; Wine Spectator”Magazine, 1989. It is fair to say that the Cousiño family played a leading role in setting the high standards of Chile’s current wine industry. The Cousiño Macul winery, now in the hands of the sixth generation of Cousiños, will undoubtedly continue to write the history of this nation’s proud winemaking tradition. It is not surprising that the well-known wine expert and writer Hugh Johnson described Cousiño Macul as “The first growth of Chile.” You will have the opportunity to see the whole process of wine making while you try its wines, then we will get back to Santiago to the hotel.

It includes: -A private professional English speaking wine tour guide -Transportation in spacious, clean, air conditioned and comfortable vehicle with a professional driver. -Tour and wine tastings in Santa Rita Winery -Tour and wine tastings in Cousiño Macul winery -Toll roads -A gourmet lunch at the winery “ Restaurant Dona Paula” -Empanada on the road -Wine tasting on route -Bottled of water

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

Itinerary Day 4

CASABLANCA VALLEY El Quillay,Organic VOE , House of Morandé and Indomita wineries

We will drive north –west of Santiago one hour to “ El Quillay “ a Chilean tipycal Stop at the Curacaví valley in order to see how they make and try one of the most typical dishes of Chile, Empanadas, the best ones of our country are made there with the old fashion way, in adobe ovens.You will have an exclusive outdoors tasting along this great dish.Then we will continue the Casablanca Valley to visit the organic winery, Viña VOE,ever since ViñedosEmiliana began in 1986; one of its primary concerns has been the care and management of the land. This is essential for complying with the basic Emiliana premise: “Quality begins in the vineyard.” ViñedosEmiliana employs this philosophy, technology, and its many years of experience to produce high quality fruit with minimum impact on the environment, which leads it to follow the concepts of Emiliana. Under the Organic concept, the vineyard is considered to be a living resource, with an own balance that must be preserved. Because of this, the ground nutrients are generated in the same field. The Emiliana Organic spirit is sustained in the caring and absolute dedication for the vineyard and the strong commitment for the environment, achieving like this the maximum Terroir expression, preserving all the grape’s peculiarities and obtaining a result of extraordinary quality.Emiliana Vineyards invites you to a unique and unforgettable experience where you will enjoy the beautiful and natural surroundings of our gardens and organic vineyard. Additionally, they invite you to participate in the tasting of their internationally recognized and award winning premier red and white organic wines.

Then we will continue our journey to the winery House of Morandé, founded in 1996 with the aim of producing innovative wines of a great quality with a clear focus of the development. In order to receive the lovers of wine and good eating Viña Morandé open a gastronomic centre, the restaurant offers first class cuisine accompanied by their best wines. It is the perfect place to do our wine pairings. The restaurant was recently awarded the prize for the best restaurant outside the capital by the newspaper,ElMercurio,through its “ Wiken” magazine,the building is a glass-and-wood indoor dining area, and pleasant patio dining overlooking a grassy expanse and grapevines .The well-balanced menu features lots of seafood. we will try their wine varieties over lunch.Then on our way back wewill visit right on the top of the Coastal range Vina Indomita , this is a young and dynamic wine exporting company and it is one of the few companies in Chile which is focused 100% on wine .We their wines with the best view of Casablanca Valley ,the we will continue to Millahue to try our traditions and food.

Duration: Departure from Hotel in the morning From 09:00 hrs to 18: 00 hrs.

It includes: -A private professional English speaking wine tour guide -Transportation in spacious, clean, air conditioned and comfortable vehicle with a professional driver. -Toll roads -Tour and wine tastings in VOE -Wine tastings in Indomita -Wine pairing House of Morande Winery -A typical Empanada and Wine in “El Quillay” -Bottled of water per person

Itinerary Day 5

Note: This day can be combine with a beautiful fishing village called “QUINTAY”

VALPARAISO BY FOOT AND VIÑA DEL MAR ( OPTIONAL,QUINTAY ) The two faces of the coin

We begin at 10am for our experience in Valparaiso,this beautiful port was discovered in 1536 by Juan de Saavedra a member of the expedition to Chile led by Diego de Almagro. He could never have imagined that the country he saw to be name Valparaiso, would develop into the bustling and legendary city that is today. The most important and picturesque port of Chile and the Western seaboard of South America. Entering by Pedro Montt, seeing the main Congress of Chile, Italian Square, Victoria Square and main square Plaza Soto Mayor , stop for a picture. We will ride in its famous 19th-century funicular elevators to the top of the hill to the 21 de mayo look out to see the best overview of the bay enjoy the spontaneous architecture, we will get to the recently designated a UNESCO World Heritage, and discovered by foot the labyrinths and their staircases, quiet corners and secrets; We will visit Paseo Gervassoni,Paseo Atkinson,Paseo Yuguslabo and many other local areas, where the charm of the past blends with the taste and color of the port and the daily life of the inhabitants. Along the Brazil Avenue we will get to the Coastal road to move to the other face of the coin, The jumble of colorful homes cascading down the hills of Valparaiso is an astonishing contrast to Viña del Mar, with its robust economy, high rise apartments and manicured lawns is a modern Resort with beautiful beaches and landscape , we will visit the Flower Clock symbol of the city, and along the coast you will get to the Casino , Colombia Square, following the San Martin Avenue you see the Museum of Cannon on the Beach and finally get to the best beaches Reñaca a little town where its architecture and the Sports call the attention to many tourist .Lunch at a restaurant that we have specifically chosen for its local ambience and delicious food,with an Ocean view .Visit to the look out Rocas Oceanicas and a great wine tasting looking at the sealions and the wild life of the Pacific Ocean.

It includes: -A private professional English speaking tour guide -Transportation in spacious, clean, air conditioned and comfortable vehicle with a professional driver. -Toll roads -Lunch in Viña del Mar -Wine tasting in Rocas Oceanicas -Bottled of water

Duration: Departure from Hotel in the morning From 09:00 hrs to 16: 30 hrs.

Itinerary Day 6

ACONCAGUA VALLEY San Esteban, Manque & Errazuriz Wineries

We will drive north east of Santiago trough the Chacabuco valley, cross the offshoot coming from the Andes to the Aconcagua valley, our first stop is going to be for a spectacular picture of the highest peak in the Americas at 22,800 feet, then we will arrive to the Andes town, visit the typical main square with its very old threes and traditional people. Our second stop will be at the Viña San Esteban pioneer in planting vines on the hillside. All this area use to belong to some Indians that left enigmatic remnants of their culture in the form of rock of pre-Colombian petro glyphs. We will walk through the vines and the cellar, see the wine production with its own bottling line and do a nice wine tasting. We will make a short visit to “MANQUE” to see a traditional man very well-known for its art in clay you will participate making your own art; lunch will be provided at our last winery. Viña Errazuriz preserved its bodegas since 1870; speak of the majesty with which projects were developed in those days. Our route takes us through a place that is one of the country’s historical landmarks and that is preserved in excellent conditions to these days, surrounded by beautiful park. We will go to the hillside to get a great view of the valley and one of the largest and oldest winery of the country.

Duration: Departure from Hotel in the morning From 09:00 hrs to 19: 00 hrs.

It includes: -A private professional English speaking wine tour guide -Transportation in spacious, clean, air conditioned and comfortable vehicle with a professional driver. -Toll roads -Tour and wine tastings in San Esteban -Tour and wine tastings in Errazuriz -A typical lunch at the winery Errazuriz -Outdoor Wine tasting -Bottled of water

Itinerary Day 7

LOW MAIPO VALLEY Undurraga & Pomaire pottery town and airport

Francisco Undurraga was one of the pioneers in the Chilean viticulture and winemaking. In 1882 he acquired an agriculture estate 34 kilometers away from Santiago, in the province of Talagante where he planted vines which he had brought personally from Europe in lead capsules in order to resist the passage through the tropics. The first shipment were made to United States in 1903. At present Viña Undurraga exports its wine to more than 70 countries in the five continents. We will visit the gardens-designed by the renowned French landscaper Pierre Dubois , the modern vilification plant and the underground cellars. Then we end up with a tasting of three Reserve wines. We will continue our exploring to the artisan’s village of Pomaire, famous for its local pottery, have lunch in a typical restaurant and walk along the local street full of people making art out of clay.After this shower of culture and good times I will take you to the airport of Santiago

It includes: -A private professional English speaking tour guide -Transportation in spacious, clean, air conditioned and comfortable vehicle with a professional driver. -Tour and wine tastings in Undurraga winery -A typical lunch at “ Restaurant Los Naranjos “ -Wine tasting on route -Bottled of water

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