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Details

  • 9 hours (Approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
Overview Overview

Vino lovers, prepare yourself for a perfect day: explore two premier wine estates in famous Maipo Valley — Santa Rita and Concha y Toro — and sip exceptional wine. Against the backdrop of the Andes, enjoy glimpses into the area’s colonial past and tour gorgeous vineyards, old cellars and modern bottling plants. Awaken your palate with six wine tastings, including Concha y Toro’s Casillero del Diablo, and learn the inspiring history that started Santa Rita’s bestselling 120 label. Round-trip transport from centrally located Santiago hotels is included.

Highlights
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions
  • Winery tour of Santa Rita and Concha y Toro
  • 6 wine tastings
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Santa Rita Winery
  • Entry/Admission - Concha y Toro
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

Departs from most Santiago hotels

Departure Time

Between 8:15am and 8:45am

Please note:

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Operates

Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

What to Expect What to Expect

After hotel pickup from Santiago, travel south for 30 minutes and arrive at the beautifully landscaped grounds of Santa Rita winery, located in Alto Jahuel in the well-known Maipo Valley.
Meet your winery guide next to the vineyards sprawled about the Andes foothills, where you’ll learn about this winery founded in 1880 and its beginnings as one of the first estates in Chile to grow and develop European grape varieties. Step inside fermentation cellars and the bottling plant, and learn what happens to the grapes once they’re harvested from the vines.
Pass by ‘Bodega 1’ for a glimpse of colonial-era stone and mortar construction, and then listen to how Doña Paula Restaurant became a national monument. In 1814, Doña Paula, the owner of Santa Rita manor, hid 120 independence fighters, known as the ‘120 Patriots,’ in her cellar. When Spanish forces came to search the premises, the matriarch stood her ground. Learn more from your guide what this brave woman said to successfully fend off the Spanish army.
As a tribute to this history, the winery created the 120 label, a bestselling series that you’ll taste at the wine bar. Sample three types of varietals, including cabernet sauvignon, merlot, chardonnay or syrah; maybe pick up scents of raspberries, strawberries or cherries balanced with a trace of vanilla or some other spices.
Spend your remaining time sipping wine in the garden or explore the on-site Andean Museum, containing more than 3,000 pre-Columbian artifacts, including an impressive gold collection.
Climb aboard your vehicle and take a short drive to Concha y Toro winery. You may want to purchase some lunch at a restaurant nearby before starting the winery tour.
Enveloped by the foothills of the Andes, begin your tour of the 1883 winery next to the former summer home of the Concha y Toro family and then follow your winery guide to the Pirque vineyards to learn about the winery’s practices behind cultivating the grapes. From the terrace, capture sweeping views of the valley and perhaps spot the master vineyard keepers responsible for keeping an eye on the vines.
Next, taste Casillero del Diablo (the Devil’s Cellar), an internationally popular wine produced from a carmenere varietal, a grape originally from Bordeaux but now Chile’s signature grape. Then head down into the winery’s cellar, also referred to as Casillero del Diablo and learn about how the wine got its name — did the devil really live in this cellar, or did the winery founder tell this tall tale to deter would-be thieves from his private collection of wine?
Conclude your tour of Concha y Toro at the wine bar and sample more wine from the Casillero del Diablo series and other premier labels. Before heading back to Santiago, hit the wine shop for the best type of souvenir, bottles of wine to take home.

Hotel Pickup Hotel Pickup

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.

Additional Info Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age to drink wine is 18 years
  • Note: The types of wines served at each winery vary every day
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Reviews

24 Reviews
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Kenichi O

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3/5
14, December, 2017

This tour was amazing!

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ANGEL R

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5/5
13, December, 2017

very nice, learnt a lot about wine tasting and quality, highly recommended.

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marionbooton123

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4/5
11, December, 2017

The tours were excellent. The only hiccup was waiting for the coaches to pick us up. The wine tours were excellent and very enjoyable.

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Jose Carmona

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4/5
16, August, 2017

It's great to visit 2 different types of wineries. For what it is, it's too long, particularly the lunch almost 2 hours at a Chilean restaurant, which menu and atmosphere is not the best.

Logistics from local operator are poor. They pick you up in your hotel, then go to Parque Arauco for change bus and then go to the selected tour. They confirmed me they'd pick me up at 8am they arrived 845am

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Elena K

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4/5
02, August, 2017

Nice tour, Santana Rita is super nice, but Concha y Toro does not let u walk around by yourself thru the park or anywhere around. Disappointing. After tour is done u can only be at the shop or restaurant there. Santa Rita is much more better, u can walk around and make pictures, and super nice coffee shop too.

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feliciancameron

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5/5
09, April, 2017

Amazing tour with amazing guides! Santa Rita felt more authentic in my opinion, but I had a nice time at Concha Y Toro too. Santa Rita also gave us full pours, so you definitely get your money's worth. Highly recommend.

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Joseph S

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01, April, 2017

I had a lot of fun.

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Robert H

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12, January, 2017

This was an excellent and interesting tour. Santa Rita felt more authentic and personal than Concha y Toro. The winery tour guide sorry, don't remember her name was great. The only complain is that, after the tour was finished, we stayed there over one hour to view the small museum and purchase refreshments it was too long. Afterward, we went to a nearby restaurant on the way to Concha y Toro. The food was fine. Cost of the meal was extra as advertised. The menu was lengthy and hard to figure out even for me who read Spanish.
The Concha y Toro winery tour was highly organized it felt a little like you were at one of Disney's parks. Very robotic. The grounds were beautiful. Everything was fine but without authenticity.
The bus tour guide provided interesting commentaries about Chile and the region we were visiting.

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Elcio M

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5/5
09, January, 2017

The tour was fantastic ! All the guides well preprared, transportation always on time and special thanks to Mathias, the guide at Santa Rita winery.

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Wendy H

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09, November, 2016

This was well worth it. I loved the Santa Rita tour especially and both places have great stores with items that are easy to transport home. Some lovely weaving at Santa Rita and the museum there is really worth a look as it the little store attached there. The lunch location that the tour stopped at had very good selections of choices and was by far the best meal I had in the entire trip Pot Roast . Service was awesome and the tour guide was the absolute best - great information all the way, good flow of diverse languages and very knowledgeable about the area. He was even able to give me some advice of where to find the best markets located close to where I was staying. They took great care of me and this was a solo woman's best way to see the country side. Best birthday gift I could have ever given myself!

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Jacqueline B

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13, August, 2016

Really good day out, can't believe I am saying this but by the end of the day I had more than enough wine!

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Carol A

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24, March, 2016

Excellent tour. We were even picked up at our apartment. Yes we are tourists but not staying at a hotel but central location. Such a nice bonus!
Max was our guide. So informative on drive to wineries and helped us with our menu reading at the lunch. We don't speak Spanish.
Just a great day, the winery tours done very well.
This tour is really worth doing.

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simon w

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5/5
15, January, 2016

great tour, great guides, great wine. what else to say?

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Kathleen N

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4/5
09, October, 2015

Both wineries offered great tours by their own employees with tastings at the end. Lunch was lovely at a local restaurant. For those without a car, this is a great way to get to the winery, but there's not much else to the tour

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Samantha G

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3/5
04, October, 2015

The trip was very good overall. The guide was wonderful and did a great job sharing information about the vineyards and answering questions. The negatives were that the bus was 25 minutes late picking us up, and there was a lot of down time on the tours, where we had an hour several times to just walk around. This could have been a full half-day tour and would have been excellent then! But it is worth doing and the vineyards are lovely.

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Janet C

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2/5
15, September, 2015

Although I enjoyed the overall day, it could have easily been condensed into 4 hours! I had to wait an hour to be picked up from my hotel, then at the first vinyard, the presenter talked in both Spanish and English which doubled the time of the tour. The lunch was fine but drawn out, and then we had to wait 40mins for the start of the next tour round the vinyard and no, we didn't want to go to the cafe as we'd just had lunch!. On the positive side, Daniel our tour guide was very knowledgeable as were the guides round the vinyard. But unless the timings are reviewed, I wouldn't recommend taking the full day tour.

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Bethany G

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3/5
09, September, 2015

Santa Rita is definitely work doing. Really knowledgeable guide and pretty great wine. They have a more expensive tour you can take that sounds like it would be worth doing.

Concha y Toro wasnt really good, its like visiting the Coca Cola factory. Very sterilized experience and the wines were not as good.

I would recomend doing the tour to Santa Rita and spending more time there, i think is worth it.

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Heather P

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2/5
30, April, 2015

Unfortunately we were not thrilled with the tour, people were raving about the tour that they had taken from the cruise ship, the MS Zaandam, so we were really looking forward to this.
The wineries were ok but not a lot of information at the first one, although a very nice setting.
The restaurant that we were taken to was quite below standards, quaint and food was ok.
A wine tour, it would have been nice to have lunch at the winery while sampling some of the wines.

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Itesucum

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4/5
22, April, 2015

The tour was great. The Santa Rita tour was excellent giving you a complete overview of the winery. The tour guide was very effective in explaining the tour. The Concha y Toro was ok but felt like a commercial churn in and out not really excited staff doing the tour. Glad for the Santa Rita tour!

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edson.rock

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4/5
21, April, 2015

Everyone must go. They show you all the wine fabrication process. As for Concha y Toro, I did not enjoy that much. But the Casillero del Diablo legend worth the tour.

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