- 9 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
About 80 miles (130 km) south of Santiago lies Colchagua Valley, one of Chile’s largest and best-known wine regions, home to high-profile wineries such as Montes and Viu Manent. Visit these two wineries — or similar alternatives — on this full-day wine tour with a local guide. Learn about the history of winemaking in Colchagua Valley as you enjoy tastings of popular varietals such as malbec, syrah and carmenere. You have the choice to include lunch with the tour, which you’ll enjoy in the town of Santa Cruz. This day trip is limited to eight people, ensuring you enjoy a small-group experience.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Local guide
- Wine tasting
- Bottle of reserve wine
- Lunch (if option selected)
- Entry/Admission - Colchagua Museum
- Lunch (if option not selected)
Your downtown Santiago, Providencia or Las Condes hotel
Returns to original departure point
After your hotel pickup from Santiago, your Colchagua Valley day trip starts with a 2.5-hour drive south of the city to La Postolle winery (or similar), a family-operated viña (vineyard) that produces some of Chile's award-winning wine.
Admire the vineyard’s beautiful setting in the shadow of the foothills while you enjoy your tasting of wines such as syrah, viognier and carmenere. Next, head into the town of Santa Cruz, the hub for Colchagua Valley’s wine tours and activities. Visit Ruta del Vino, a wine and gourmet shop where you’ll receive a bottle of reserve wine to take home with you, and then take a break for lunch.
If you choose the 'Tour plus Lunch' option, go with your guide to a cozy Santa Cruz restaurant (varies by day). If you select the 'Tour Only' option, scout out another restaurant in town, perhaps enjoy a picnic if you’ve brought your own lunch with you, or eat with your guide and group and pay separately.
When lunch is over, make your way to your second winery, either Viu Manent or Montes, to enjoy another wine tasting. Viu Manent, founded in 1935 by the Spanish Viu family, makes several wines, from single-vineyard syrah to its VIU 1 wine: a malbec made from 100-year-old vines. Montes winery produces cabernet sauvignons, malbecs and syrahs and is known for its conservation efforts and sustainable grape-growing practices.
Finally, finish your day trip at the Colchagua Museum (Museo de Colchagua) in Santa Cruz. Take a break from all the wine with an interesting look at Chile’s history. As you tour the in-depth museum, check out its displays about Chile’s pre-Columbian cultures and the Spanish conquest. You’ll also see 300-million-year-old fossils, admire ancient jewelry and art, and learn about Charles Darwin’s time in the country.
You’ll then be driven back to your Santiago hotel.
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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 drinking age is 18 years
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
The tours were great, vineyeards and winerys were amazing and worth 4 stars but the down fall was the start of the day. Once I confirmed pick up was sent an email confirming pick up time at 8:00am. Driver and guide did not turn up until 9:00am. Not a good start. Guide's english was ok but not great so no decent explanation of our tour, history or particulars about Chile like the other tour guides. Would have been the perfect tour if we had the right pick up time and a tour guide that was bit more than a pick up and drop off
This was a wonderful trip, very well organized and the staff and driver were all ready with information and providing for your comfort. Beautiful countryside and people. My tour also provided for the museum in Santa Ana and it was fantastic with many more rooms and items then most museums have, there was a English movie before the tour and even though the tour person did not speak much English, she tried to help and describe many of the things of interest.