- 4 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Pair wine tasting with local history on this half-day tour to Santa Rita winery from Santiago. Learn about age-old winemaking traditions as you amble through vineyards, the cellars and the bottling plant of this historic estate nestled in the foothills of the Andes. Along the way, enjoy doses of history at points of interest such as Bodega 1 and the Doña Paula Restaurant. Top off the tour with three delightful tastings of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, chardonnay or cabernet franc. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Fully narrated tour
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Winery tour
- Wine tasting
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Entry/Admission - Vina Santa Rita
- Food and drinks, unless specified
Departs from centrally located Santiago hotels or Parque Arauco mall. Exact address will be printed on your voucher.
Between 8:15am and 8:45am
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Returns to original departure point
Daily, except Monday
After your hotel pickup from Santiago, relax on the 45-minute drive south to Santa Rita winery, located in Alto Jahuel, part of the Maipo Valley winemaking region.
Enter Santa Rita’s sculpted grounds, where you’ll meet your winery guide and group in front of elegant colonial-era buildings. Start your 1-hour tour admiring the vineyards that blanket the Andes foothills.
This estate was among the first to grow European grape varieties in Chile starting in 1880. You'll learn more about the founders and the estate's age-old processes on trips to the fermentation cellars and the bottling plant. Stop by a stone and mortar structure called Bodega 1.
Next, stand before the Doña Paula Restaurant to hear about the 120 Patriots, a battle-fatigued troupe of soldiers, led by rebel and later Chilean head of state Bernardo O’Higgins, who were provided refuge at the manor from owner Doña Paula in 1814.
One of the estate’s most popular wine series, the Santa Rita 120, honors this history, and you get to taste three types of the elegant varietals (cabernet sauvignon, merlot, chardonnay or cabernet franc) at the wine bar. As you sip brilliant ruby red or honey-colored wine, see if you can detect scents of strawberries, cherries or raspberries balanced with a hint of vanilla and other spices.
Before heading back to Santiago, spend your remaining time strolling through the landscaped grounds, or wander through the on-site Andean Museum to see an excellent collection of more than 3,000 pre-Columbian artifacts. Don’t forget to browse the wine shop for books, souvenirs, and of course, bottles of wine made at this storied estate to take home.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum age to drink wine is 18 years
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highly reccomend this tour. The only problem was it was a mixed language tour. The English version was a bit shorter, and not all of the Spanish speaking guests respected our time. It was hard to hear the guide in English due to the chatter of the other guests.
Excellent tour. The winery is really beautiful and charming. Ours guides both in the bus tour and at the winery were great. There is a tasting at the end of the tour and the prices at the local store are very attractive.
A viña with Chilean history, with beautiful gardens and a gorgeous Church. My kids and I had a great time, especially testing the wines.
Pickup and transfer going out ok. Good, safe driver. Tour was basically good, although it got a little boring hearing about all the praying done to saints, especially since none of the prayers ever seem to have gotten answered. Sometimes the logistics were a bit chaotic or uninformative. The transfer back though was hell - we were taken off of one bus, and put into a small van for return to the hotel. The van sat there for 20 min in the 30 degree heat with some fan on, but still uncomfortable because they couldn't figure out the plans. We were then told we had to get out and wait for another van, and no idea when it was coming. Some walked back to hotels, we took a cab because the two of us were carrying 7 bottles of wine plus other purchases. Don't want to use this service again.
Really good visit! I recommended it. The grounds of Santa Rita Winery are beautiful and learning about the various aspects of the wine making process was very interesting and well explained. The rule of the 5 applied here as well, since in our group of about 20 people there was this annoying person from Spain who was trying to compete with the guides, showing off his knowledge about wines during the wine tasting. In such a large group you can almost count with one jerk.
The other thing that I did not like, was the time wasted at the beginning. A very nice bus picked us at 8:30am, full of other tourists going to various VIATOR tours. The bus took us to a central meeting place where people switched to other buses going to various tours. We actually left for the winery one hour later. I was under the impression that I was going to be taken in a private tour, immediately after leaving our hotel, which was not the case.
Perfect timing, perfect Winery, and perfect Guide! to my mind half-day tour is even better, you will have full evening to enjoy the city or do something else. Don't forget your card, to buy some perfect wine in the local store, as per my observation prices are almost 20 from Duty Free...
I booked this tour based on prior reviews and it was everything that was promised. The winery was beautiful and our winery tour guide spent about 1 1/2 hours with us showing us around and explaining everything at the winery. Our bus guide was also informative on the trip to and from the winery. This tour was great value.
Enjoyable excursion. Rather an industrial tourism experience we were an hour in the bus picking up around Santiago before we could set off but worthwhile visit.
Best winery tour ever. Gorgeous historical house and grounds, great guide with very good English, excellent lunch in property Café. I wish we had more time to have lunch in the actual restaurant, the menu looked divine. Very nice store as well. The Unesco Heritage Cellar: Wonderful.
There was another group doing tastings who had gotten cheese, crackers, etc. We didn't even get different glasses when we switched from white to red wine, we didn't get any water to clean our pallets. The wine was good and we got a souvenir glass. The grounds were also quite pretty.
We were fine picked up from our hotel. At the winery we were very welcome and we had a wonderful guide who told and showed us everything there was to show and tell about the winery. It was a great excursion which I can recommend to everyone.
Great tour, Madias from Santa Rita was a fantastic guide and I learned much from him. thanks from Canada!
Splendid. This is no ordinary winery. Huge, hi-tech, historical, educational...
The guide was knowledgable and well-spoke in English and Spanish. The wine-tasting was educational as well. This is a beautiful place only 30 minutes from town center. It even includes a museum and a great little restaurant with great-tasting traditional fare.
The local trip provider was accessible, the pickup was timely, the guides were engaged and spoke excellent English, and the tour itself was thorough and fun. At the end, because of some mis-communication between the local office and the guides, the guides had to scramble to return me properly to my hotel, but they accomplished that with ease.
The winery tour was perfect. The bus picked us up at our hotel. The group that went on the tour was a very acceptable size. The winery was beautiful. The guide ( I forgot his name) spoke english very well. The tour was half in spanish and half in english, but the way it was done felt very organic. The overall tour was wonderfully arranged. I will definitly recommend this to anyone who comes down to Santiago.