With so many wineries near Santiago, Chile’s capital city is an ideal starting point for wine enthusiasts seeking to explore the South American country that has been making great strides in wine production over recent years.
Chile is traditionally responsible for some of the New World’s finest red wines, especially its noted Cabernet Sauvignon varietals, while innovative new wine makers have been arriving in droves to broaden the range of styles – creating gentle Carmenere, beautifully balanced Shiraz and arguably some of the finest Pinot Noir outside of Burgundy. The capital’s location in the country’s leading Central wine region gives visitors easy access to a host of wineries near Santiago. Travelling south from the city, the San Antonio Valley is being heralded as one of the most exciting new wine regions for its Pinot Noir, while the Maipo Valley is regarded as the country’s finest wine region where you will find the best wineries near Santiago, Chile.
Further south still are two transverse valleys that have been gaining international attention: The Colchagua Valley is where you will find some of the world’s most revered single varietal Carmenere as well as well-aged Bordeaux-style blends: and the Cachapoal Valley is rated for its Cabernet Sauvignon and being the best place to try Chilean Syrah.
To the north is the Casablanca Valley, the first of the newer wine regions to be established with part of the region producing fine Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc whites, while the Merlot and Pinot Noirs come from the more mountainous section.
At Wine Paths, our local experts can organise exclusive tours of wineries near Santiago Chile, which include elaborate tastings, luxury accommodations, delicious dining experiences and unique outdoor activities across the country. Our private Santiago winery tours can be tailor-made to meet your exact requirements, ensuring that every detail is taken care off so you can relax and enjoy the matter at hand – sampling wonderful wines from wineries in Chile near Santiago.
Among the wineries near Santiago that we recommend is the Clos Apalta Winery, nestled on the slopes of the Apalta hills in the Colchuaga Valley. It’s here that the world-renowned Clos Apalta wine is produced, which has been showered with international awards – while the estate itself was named ‘New World Winery of the Year’ by Wine Enthusiast in 2008.
And, should you choose to stay in one of the best wineries near Santiago, Chile then the Clos Aplata Residence couldn’t be better placed. The beautifully designed Residence has been named the ‘Best Boutique Hotel’ in Chile on three separate occasions by the World Travel Awards and features awe-inspiring, uninterrupted views of the vineyards in Chile.
Elsewhere, the VIK winery near Santa Cruz is a marvel of modern architecture with a holistic philosophy that aspires towards creating the finest wines in Latin America. Visitors can explore 11,000 acres of by 4x4 land cruiser, mountain bike or trekking before unique tastings in the winery designed by recognised Chilean architect Smiljan Radic.
And, if you want to fully immerse yourself in the country while visiting some of the finest wineries near Santiago then our all-inclusive tour of the best of Chile’s central valley includes private visits and tastings at a host of the best wineries near Santiago Chile across the Colchagua, San Antonio, Casablanca and Maipo Valleys.
As well as private tastings in highly regarded wineries near Santiago, this multiple day tour includes overnight stays in elegant hotels, an opportunity to explore the region by bicycle, visits to places of special interest and a return to Santiago for a feast of local cuisine.
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