Sep 12, 2015|
Read about the Top 4 Chilean Wine Regions near Santiago.
Sip the finest Chilean Wines on one of our new Wine Tours through the best Chilean Wine Regions. Visit world-class wineries while indulging in authentic Chilean cuisine. On these tours, you will learn about the wine-making process and the history of the wine region.
Colchagua Valley – Chilean Wine Regions
Located 100 miles (180 km) south of Santiago is the Colchagua Valley, famous for their Cabernet, Carménère, Syrah, and Malbec wines. This is a highly acclaimed wine region and known as an exceptional tourist destination. Each winery here has their own history and charm. The Colchagua Valley is known for having the most fertile land for producing fine wines, mostly red varieties. Most of these wineries were established during the 19th century with vines brought from France. Wineries to visit in Colchagua Valley
- Casa Silva Vineyard
- Lapostolle Winery
- Viu Manet
- Santa Laura
- Mont Gras
Maipo Valley – Chilean Wine Regions
The Maipo Valley is perfect for travelers that want to learn the history of Chilean wine – starting in the 16th century when the Spanish conquistadors brought the first grape stocks to Chile. This is Chile’s oldest and most diverse wine region known for their Cabernets. Visit some of the most prestigious wineries in Chile and learn why wineries such as Concha y Toro are recognized throughout the world. Enjoy the green landscape and imposing mountain range surrounding the valley. Walk through vineyards, production plants and savor the serenity of the valley. Maipo Valley produces incredible Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, and Syrah wines. Wineries to visit in Maipo Valley
- Concha y Toro Winery
- Cousino Macul
- Santa Rita Winery
- Vina Undurraga – One of the first wine exporting companies in Chile.
- Vina Aquitania
- Cousino Macul – A prestigious winery with three vineyards located strategically throughout the wine regions of Chile.
Casablanca Valley – Chilean Wine Regions
The Casablanca Valley Wine Route is best known for producing Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir wines. The cool climate combined with the shelter of the valley and the sea breeze is the ideal for producing white grapes. The Casablanca Valley is 47 miles (75 km) northwest of Santiago. These wines were originally produced from French and German vines.
Wineries to visit in Casablanca Valley
- Santa Emiliana Winery
- William Cole Winery
- Indomita Winery
Aconcagua Valley – Chilean Wine Regions
The Aconcagua Valley is just 40 miles (65 km) north of Santiago. Here you will see Mt. Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas sitting at 22,828 feet (6,956 meters). The region has a Mediterranean climate with hot summers that are cooled by the Pacific Ocean breeze. Originally the Aconcagua Valley was said to not be equipped for growing wine grapes due to the warm and dry climate. Aconcagua Valley was named after the beautiful Aconcagua river that flows through the area. This region is most popular for producing red varieties that include Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Carmenere. New coastal vineyards have started growing white grapes and producing delicious Sauvignon Blanc wines. Here you’ll visit vineyards sitting along the Aconcagua River at the foot of the Andes Mountains. Wineries to visit in Aconcagua Valley
- Errazuriz Winery
- San Esteban Winery