You will be picked up from your hotel in Santiago at around 8:00 am to begin your journey towards the beautiful Colchagua Wine Valley, home of some of Chile's most recognized names in wine. The first stop in the Valley is VIK winery where we will enjoy a horseback riding excursion through the vineyards.
Then, we will savor a memorable lunch paired with VIK’s own wines and accompanied by the postcard-like view of their vineyard and the Millahue Valley. Here, your meal is designed by well-known Chilean chef Rodrigo Acuña Bravo, to highlight the region’s local produce as well as VIK’s wines.
After lunch, take some time to relax around the pool, and enjoy other services offered at VIK before boarding an SUV to tour VIK vineyard and winery. Your guides will share how their philosophy of precision viticulture is employed in the grape fields and later in the wine-making process itself. Your tasting will include VIK’s vintage and three barrel varieties: a Cabernet Sauvignon, Carménère, and Syrah.
Then you head towards your hotel to enjoy dinner there and get a well-deserved rest.
Day 2: Hiking at Neyen Winery | Visit Lapostolle Winery
Today, we begin with a visit to beautiful Neyén Winery. These vineyards require minimal intervention, this is because granitic, volcanic soils from the mountains, along with river’s clay loam soils, allow for natural drainage and all of the wine is produced following organic practices. Here we'll enjoy a 2-hour morning hike through the vineyard, Incredible natural landscapes and flora and fauna can be enjoyed during the walk, then we'll head to the barrels for a visit and some wine tasting before feasting on a delicious country-style lunch and wine.
After lunch, we'll drive to Lapostolle winery to enjoy a little walk through the vineyards, a visit to the barrels; where you’ll learn about the unique gravitational wine-making process of the well-known Clos Apalta wine and begin your wine tasting.
Day 3: Back to Santiago
After breakfast, once more accompanied by this beautiful landscape, your transfer will take you back to Santiago.
Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
When to Go
Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.