Montes Winery

Founded: 1987

Brief History: The Montes Winery is right in the heart of Apalta, a beautiful area of the Colchagua Valley. This large, modern winery is impressive with its inventive design, feng shui approach and Gregorian chants played to mature barrels.

The first activities at Viña Montes vineyard began in 1987. Two partners with great dreams, Aurelio Montes, head winemaker and Douglas Murray, both with long-standing experience in the wine industry.

The first premium wine that brought fame to the winery, was the Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon which is still produced today. Several of the Montes wines continue to score 90+ points through the Wine Advocate and Wine Enthusiast.

Montes Brands

Alpha
Alpha M, the first Chilean “Ultra-Premium”
Folly
Purple Angel
Taita
Cherub
Late Harvest
Twins
Outer Limits
Montes Sparkling Brut

MONTES WINE TOUR AND TASTING PROGRAMS

MONTES ICON TOUR AND TASTING

DURATION: 1 hour 15 minutes
MINIMUM GROUP: 2 people

Includes:
– Tour of the beautiful vineyards, with panoramic views of the Apalta Valley.
– Tour of the winery where they produce Premium and Ultra-Premium wines.
– Visit the barrel room with Gregorian chanting where the best wines are stored
– Visit the wine and souvenir shop, where you can purchase Montes wines.
– 4 wines: A tasting of 2 Icon wines, 1 Montes Alpha, 1 Montes Outer Limits & Nuts Board
– Tours offered in English and Spanish

MONTES ANGEL TOUR AND TASTING

DURATION: 1 hour 15 minutes
MINIMUM GROUP: 2 people

Includes:
– Tour of the beautiful vineyards, with panoramic views of the Apalta Valley.
– Tour of the winery where they produce Premium and Ultra-Premium wines.
– Visit the barrel room with Gregorian chanting where the best wines are stored
– Visit the wine and souvenir shop, where you can purchase Montes wines.
– 4 wines: A tasting of the Montes Classic, Montes Limited Selection, Montes Alpha and Montes Outer
Limits wines.
– Tours offered in English and Spanish

MONTES PRIVATE TOUR AND TASTING

DURATION: 1 hour 30 minutes
MINIMUM GROUP: 4 people

Includes:
– Tour of the beautiful vineyards, with panoramic views of the Apalta Valley.
– Tour of the winery where they produce Premium and Ultra-Premium wines.
– 4 wines: A tasting of the Montes Alpha M, Montes Folly, Purple Angel, 1 Montes Alpha Icon wine & Nuts Board.
– Tours offered in English and Spanish.

MONTES ICON TASTING (NO TOUR)

DURATION: 30 minutes
MINIMUM GROUP: 2 people

Includes:
– 4 wines: A tasting of the Montes Classic, Montes Limited Selection, Montes Alpha and Montes Outer
Limits wines.
– Tastings offered in English and Spanish

MONTES ANGEL TASTING (NO TOUR)

DURATION: 30 minutes
MINIMUM GROUP: 2 people

Includes:
– 4 wines: A tasting of the Montes Classic, Montes Limited Selection, Montes Alpha and Montes Outer
Limits wines.
– Tastings offered in English and Spanish

BOTANIC TRAIL HIKING TOUR

DURATION: 4 hours
START TIME: 9:30AM
MINIMUM GROUP: 2 people
(Subject to weather and availability)

Includes:
– A hike (approximately 6 kilometers) with stops along the way to observe different species of trees, bushes,
and native plants on the Divisadero Hill that forms part of the Montes vineyards and a spectacular view of the Apalta Valley; The natural vegetation is very interesting and representative of the area which includes more than 100 different species and a large number of endemic plants that only grow in Chile.
– 4 wines: A tasting of the Montes Classic, Montes Limited Selection, Montes Alpha and Montes Outer
Limits wines.
– Tours offered in English and Spanish.

**Moderate difficulty: They recommend outdoor /comfortable clothes and trekking /sports shoes.

*All reservations require at least 72 hour notice

Selected by Wine Enthusiast: Top 100 Best Buys of 2011, an exclusive ranking of the year’s best values, including our Montes Limited Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2010 as one of the 2011’s most regarded wines. Michael Schachner writes: “This Sauvignon Blanc has one of Chile’s best track records for high quality. The nose and flavors both exceed norms, with the former showing bold citrus, lime and melon aromas and the latter revolving around grapefruit, lime and gooseberry. It’s ripe, healthy, pithy, acid-driven and piercing. Summer sipping calls. 90 points.”

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Montes Winery Address Info:

Vina Montes, Millahue de Apalta, Santa Cruz, Colchagua, Chile

Connie Poblete Cofounder & Experience Designer Colchagua Wine Tours

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