Among Chile’s most highly regarded wine producing regions is Colchagua Valley which produces some of the finest red wines found in Chile and around the world.
Each winery in Colchagua has its own history and individual charm, many of which have a long family tradition, together with the latest technology incorporated for the production of their fine wines.
Based in the city of Santa Cruz, approximately 2 1-2 hours south of Santiago, the wine route of the Colchagua Valley (Ruta del Vino) includes 18 different wineries, among them internationally respected producers such as Montes and Lapostolle. Wine tours in Colchagua range from traditional tasting tours, to outdoor explorations on foot, carriage or horseback to wine making courses.
Colchagua Wine Tours is located in Santa Cruz and will take you to the best vineyards and wineries in Colchagua where you will learn how grapes are produced and the secrets of the process followed to become the best world-class wines.
The wine tours in Colchagua Valley are open all year round and the wineries provide the wine tours between the hours of 10am- 5pm.
Fortunately, there are a variety of alternatives for people who are just beginning to enjoy wine and also for those who have become lovers and fans of great wines.
If you’re interested in lunching during your visit to the vineyards, only a few of the wineries have a restaurant or cafe on the premises including Viña Casa Lapostolle, Viña Montes, Viña Casa Silva and Viña Viu Manent.
Horseback riding through the vineyards is a great way to experience Colchagua Valley. Both Viña Casa Lapostolle and Viña Neyen offer horseback riding packages.
Learn the process of becoming a winemaker by creating your own unique wine at Viña MontGras, one of Chile’s most modern wine making facilities. Blending up to 3 red grape varieties, your instructor will show you how to blend, bottle, cork, and label your own wine.
And for those of you who enjoy stargazing, Viña Santa Cruz has a small observatory, Observatorio Cerro Chaman, that boasts the most powerful telescope in Chile outside of Chile’s astronomical observatory.
Wonderful wine, rich culture all in an exquisite setting – let us help you discover why Colchagua Valley has become such a popular travel destination.