Santa Cruz Winery

Founded: 2006

Brief History: Nestled in Colchagua’s Lolol region, the sprawling Santa Cruz Winery was launched in 2006 by local entrepreneur, Carlos Cardoen.

Wine tours begin with an enjoyable cable car ride over the vineyards which transports visitors to a hilltop to tour housing representations of the Mapuche, Aymará, and Rapa Nui indigenous groups here in Chile.

The vineyards are charming with llamas, and a faux Moai (Easter Island) statue.

The winery’s small observatory boasts the most powerful telescope in Chile outside of Chile’s astronomical observatory. Wednesday through Saturday evenings, Vina Santa Cruz offers “tour through the cosmos,” which allows visitors to stargaze at galaxies and constellations through the winery’s high-powered telescope.

Also featured at Vina Santa Cruz is the Museo del Automóvil which showcases a large collection of vintage cars, from 1890 to the 1980′s – an example of the evolution of the automotive industry in Chile. Some of the cars on display include a Ferrari 512, Porsche 928, a pair of Ford T’s, Jaguars, a Citronetas, along with the first public transport and cargo vehicles that circulated in the city of Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz Brands

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Vina Santa Cruz Wine Tour and Tasting Programs

VINA SANTA CRUZ CUERPO Y ALMA TOUR (BODY AND SOUL WINE TOUR)

DURATION: 1 hour 30 minutes

Includes:
– A tour of the winery including the vinification and barrel rooms
– 3 wines: A tasting of 1 Reserva, 2 Gran Reserva
– Ride the cable car to Cerro Chamán to visit the Indigenous Villages
– Self guided tour on Cerro Chamán to learn about the Aymara Culture, Mapuche and Rapa Nui’s environment, rituals and beliefs
– Tours offered in English and Spanish
– Visit the wine and souvenir shop, where you can purchase wine and gifts.

VINA SANTA CRUZ ICON TOUR

DURATION: 1 hour 45 minutes
GROUP SIZE: Minimum of 8 people

Includes:
– A private tour of the winery including the vinification and barrel rooms
– 3 ICON wines: A tasting of 1 ICON, TUPU Limited Edition, Reserva, 1 Gran Reserva
– Tapas included with wine tasting
– Ride the cable car to Cerro Chamán to visit the Indigenous Villages
– Self guided tour on Cerro Chamán to learn about the Aymara Culture, Mapuche and Rapa Nui’s environment, rituals and beliefs
– Tours offered in English and Spanish
– Visit the wine and souvenir shop, where you can purchase wine and gifts.

VINA SANTA CRUZ ENOLOGICO TOUR

DURATION: 45 minutes

Includes:
– A tour of the winery including the vinification and barrel rooms
– 3 wines: A tasting of 1 Reserva, 2 Gran Reserva
– Tours offered in English and Spanish
– Visit the wine and souvenir shop, where you can purchase wine and gifts.

VINA SANTA CERRO CHAMAN TOUR

DURATION: 1 hour

Includes:
– A cable car ride to Cerro Chamán to visit the Indigenous Villages with panoramic views of the valley
– A self guided tour on Cerro Chamán to learn about the Aymara Culture, Mapuche and Rapa Nui’s environment, rituals and beliefs

VINA SANTA ANCESTRAL ASTRONOMICAL TOUR

DURATION: 2 hours
AVAILABLE: Wednesday – Saturday after 7:00PM (start time varies based on time of year and tour is available pending weather conditions)

Includes:
– A panoramic cable car ride to Cerro Chamán where the telescope is located
– A welcome glass of wine
– See replicas of the houses of the Mapuche Culture, Aymara and Rapa Nui.
– A presentation in the meteorite room (which has more than 100 pieces on display)
– End the tour in the Observatory room with the advanced telescope. Visitors will take turns looking through the large telescope.

*All reservations require at least 72 hour notice 

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Santa Cruz Winery Address Info:

Vina Santa Cruz, Fundo El Peral s/n, Lolol, Colchagua, Chile

Connie Poblete Cofounder & Experience Designer Colchagua Wine Tours

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