We are going to drive 2 hours and a half South of Santiago to visit the winery Viu Manent , there you will enjoy a full rounded experience with Viu Manent wines. In a vintage horsedrawn carriage, you will go through The winery, vineyards, cellars and “La Llaveria” .The program is set in motion at the Visiting Center “La Llavería”, a XXth century Estate that faithfully illustrates Chilean epoch architecture.

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, return to La Llavería for the reserve wine tasting. 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) ,then 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 Apalta Valley.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.

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 “ Reserved 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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