Meet the Founders
Francisco and Connie are a husband and wife team who started Colchagua Wine Tours in 2014. Francisco was born in Santa Cruz, which is the heart of Colchagua Valley, and his family moved to the Washington DC area during Chile’s dictatorship. Francisco returned to Chile after 30 years with Connie and they fell in love with the area and countryside.
We discovered that Colchagua Valley was a premier wine valley that had unlimited potential so we started a small tour company. Four years later, Colchagua Wine Tours is the leading tour operator in the region and today we offer wine tours and transportation services throughout the central wine regions.
Our goal is to create custom experiences, provide professional services, and to help promote Chile’s wine regions. As a result, our clients have memorable experiences and in turn this helps support the local communities.
We are also animal lovers and have rescued and adopted many dogs. We sponsor animal shelters in the area and mass sterilization campaigns. In the near future we hope to establish an animal shelter and raise awareness and educate people on abandonment of animals in Chile.
Connie was born in the United States in Northern Virginia. She comes from a Greek American family and she graduated with a degree in International Relations. Her passions include cooking, movies & performing arts, traveling and carrying for rescue dogs.
Francisco was born in Chile and lived in the United States for many years. He graduated with a degree in Marketing & Business Administration and his career involved helping companies grow using technology. Francisco enjoys the outdoors, hosting visitors, cooking & wine, and helping animals.