Discover Chile’s Famous Maipo Valley | Full Day
This morning, around 10:00 am, a Pionero Travel guide and driver will met you at your selected hotel and will take you to the famous Maipo Valley for an incredible day of wine tasting. The Maipo Valley is considered to produce the finest red wines of Chile, particularly Cabernet Sauvignon. This is the area in which the grand history of Chilean wine production commenced, marked by the planting of the first and the finest French varieties by the Pioneer Silvestre Ochagavia, around 1840.
After approximately an hours drive to the south, you will arrive at La Montaña Winery. La Montaña (The Mountain), takes its name from one of the fundamental geomorphologic elements of this territory; located at 700 meters above the sea level, the enological objective of La Montaña is to produce high quality wines that reflect the environmental conditions of Maipo Alto. Founded in the year 2000 with a different concept linked to the search for elevation with significant presence of native flora.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cot, and Petit Verdot currently coexist in an initial 4 hectares of vineyards, which will be extended to 20 hectares. With a yield of 3,000 kilos per hectare, its enological objective is to produce high quality concentrated wines that reflect the environmental conditions of the zone through an assemblage that brings together the best attributes of each variety.
The tour of this vineyard will begin with a 45 minutes trekking through an interesting trail, where you can find a wide variety of native flora and fauna . After the trail, an amazing canopy waits for the visitor. The first launching platform is located in a spectacular cliff, from where you can see all the magnificence of this winery. The following four steps of the canopy complete a one-kilometer experience of excitement and thrill. After the adventure, a tasty Chilean style barbecue waits for the visitor, with the chance of tasting the remarkable and elegant La Montaña Wine.
We will then drive back to Santiago.
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Details: Full day tour, Activity level easy, contents easy to technical, starts from Santiago, departs all year round.
Full spacious equipped van, Driver and Guide, Lunch with beverages, beer or wine. Entrance fees for: vineyards, wine tasting events.
Not included in tour package
Lodging and transfers prior to or after program. Personal items such as: telephone, alcoholic beverages not mentioned as included, gratuities.