Chile's most awarded reds
Chile recognizes five distinct wine regions. By far the most important of these, in terms of quality and quantity is the región of Colchagua which is located at 160 KM from Santiago.
The phrase Ruta del vino (wine route) refers to a region where you can tour various vineyards in two or three days. This full day program includes two visits during the day. One in Apalta valley, a reknown sub-región within Colchagua where many international red winners have been awarded in the last few years. A second visit is schreduled after having lunch into another vineyard state close to Santa Cruz. Colchagua is the most traditional región of Chile from local "huaso" or ranger to its manoir style constructions still there to testify the roots of Chilean Aristocracy started in colonial times.
It starts as early as 08:00 from Santiago and drive Panamerican highway up to San Fernando then detours to the west coast road to Santa Cruz. First winery visit by 10:30 until 12:00, then find a place for lunch and second visit in the afternoon.
Drive back to Santiago ending by 7 or 8 pm
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 10 hours
It's a van for up to six people, more than 6 it will require a minibús big enough to hold 10 people.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20000 pesos - lunch or snacks