The Chile capital of Santiago is within reaching distance of some of the country’s most renowned wine regions, nestled between the Andean and Coastal Cordillera where the finest New World Cabernet Sauvignon varietals can be found
Wine tasting in Santiago, Chile, which has gained an international reputation for outstanding red wines including elegant Cabernet Sauvignons, gentle Carmenere and beautifully balanced Shiraz, can take visitors to several nearby regions.
Travelling south from the city, the San Antonio Valley is being heralded as one of the most exciting new wine regions in Chile for its Pinot Noir, while the Maipo Valley is regarded as Chile’s finest wine growing region and produces arguably the best Cabernet Sauvignon that the country has to offer. Further south, are the two transverse valleys of Cachapoal, which is the best place to sample Chilean Shiraz, and Colchagua, where the country’s finest single varietal Carménère and well-aged Bordeaux-style blends, are also popular destinations for wine tasting from Santiago.
Meanwhile, to the north, the Casablanca Valley is the first of the newer Chile wine regions that have been 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. And, in Aconcagua you can sample wines from some of the highest vineyards in the world.
At Wine Paths, our local experts can organise exclusive Wine tasting Santiago, Chile tours, which include elaborate tastings, luxury accommodations, delicious local cuisine and unique experiences across the South American country.
Our private wine tasting Santiago 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 surrounded by spectacular landscapes.
Our all-inclusive tour of the best of Chile’s central valley includes private visits and tastings at a host of influential wineries across the neighbouring Colchagua, San Antonio, Casablanca and Maipo Valleys – while exploring the countryside by bicycle, staying at wonderful hotels and returning to Santiago to shop at local markets and enjoy a home cooked meal on the final evening.
Wine tasting in Santiago takes place in an assortment of wineries ranging from large-scale commercial farms to small, boutique estates while time-honoured traditions share company with state of the art developments and the latest bio-dynamic techniques.
Among the various ways of visiting vineyards during a wine tasting in Santiago tour include hiking walks, bicycle rides and even VIP helicopter experiences that offer aerial views of the mountain ranges that are guaranteed to take your breath away. The nearby Cajon del Maipo can also be included as an extension to your tour, the awe inspiring natural retreat is Santiago’s outdoor adventure center where adrenaline fueled visitors can take part in activities ranging from white water rafting to rock climbing.
And, the San Francisco Glacier is also within reach – with visitors able to enjoy wine tasting from Santiago before hiking through the dramatic peaks of the El Morado National Park and coming to rest by soothing tired muscles in the hot springs of Banos Colina. Back in the city itself, wine tasting in Santiago, Chile typically takes place across an assortment of trendy wine bars where bottles can be enjoyed in an urban setting accompanied by gourmet cuisine.
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