The capital Santiago, and in general Chile, offers tourists a diverse array of possibilities to explore and to taste good wines. The wineries located in the Maipo Valley, Chile’s traditional wine-making region, have been acclaimed worldwide for their premium-quality wines. In this region, tourists can find great 19-century wineries that boast wines with silky or structured tannins at Santa Carolina, Concha y Toro, Undurraga, Tarapacá, Cousiño Macul, and Santa Rita, among others.
Unmissable sights in Santiago
Tastings and Gastronomy
There are several recommended options to discover the Chilean wines route, following different itineraries and trips, which include transfers from the airport to the hotel, with services first provided in Santiago, where tourists can first tour around the iconic produce and seafood Central Market and then enjoy some of its fish and seafood, as well as several other gastronomical delights.
More about the capital
The tour around Santiago can include visiting the bohemian neighborhood of Bellavista, where you can explore its innovative gastronomical hub, crafts fairs, and live music. After this introduction to Santiago, you can visit the vineyards and cellars and, at the same time, admire the mountain range landscapes and the grapevines. On top of that, there are other possibilities to enjoy wine in these southern surroundings; you can book guided tours to the Santa Cruz vineyards and Colchagua Museum, which was inaugurated in 1995 to further the investigation, conservation, and spreading of the cultural heritage. During your visit you will be able to find a wide range of artifacts on display that astound because of their significance and everlasting legacy.
Wine and its history
I addition, tours aboard the “wine train” can be arranged, including tastings and a particular tour around the most important wine cellars of Colchagua. Among the endless options to discover and enjoy the wines and flavors of this narrow and captivating strip of Chilean land, tourists can book guided tours to the San Cristobal Hill, Viña del Mar, and Isla Negra, last residence of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, which is open to the public as a museum.
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