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San Esteban , Errazuriz and Von Sibenthal wineries

We will drive north east of Santiago trough the Chacabuco valley, cross the offshoot coming from the Andes to the Aconcagua valley, our first stop is going to be for a spectacular picture of the highest peak in the Americas at 22,800 feet, then we will arrive to the Andes town, visit the typical main square with its very old threes and traditional people. Our second stop will be at the Viña  San Esteban pioneer in planting vines on the hillside. All this area use to belong to some Indians that left enigmatic remnants of their culture in the form of rock of pre-Colombian petroglyphs.We will walk trough the vines and the cellar, see the wine production with its own bottling line and do a nice wine tasting of their wines.Then we Don Maximiano Errázuriz founded Viña Errázuriz in 1870. With his great vision for the future and his innovative, pioneering spirit, he planted the first French grape varieties in the Aconcagua Valley. His initiative and creativity were handed down to future generations and, in just over a century, his descendants consolidated the winery and positioned their wines among the world’s most noteworthy. Here, we invite you to get to know some of the main landmarks that have shaped the history of this family vineyard, currently one of the best examples of successful winemaking in Chile,we will tour their facilities and then wine taste their wines with great local cheese.We deserved  a remarkable lunch for special food tasting in a Local restaurant where their service is characterized by their family atmosphere and natural cooking. All the products are grown in their organic gardens and are handcrafted by their chefs in Panquehue area. Then we will continue to visit another great winery. Von Siebenthal vineyard stands as a natural ampitheater in the Panquehue, Aconcagua valley, one of the most recognized appellations for Carmenere and red Bordeaux varietals in Chile. The Terroir has deep sedimentary soil, rich in organic material with low density and high porosity and high water retention, ideal for these varietals  and above all Carmenere.The philosophy behind Viña von Siebenthal is similar the Bordeaux chateaux´s ; vineyards, cellar and house blend together harmoniously to facilitate the creation of an exceptional wine. The vines are cultivated using organic farming principles and careful respect for the environment. The yield is drastically reduced to intensify the aroma of the grapes. The harvest is done during the early hours of the morning to avoid microfermentation and The vinification process starts immediately after the harvest. All this techniques help to produced an extremely elegant wine which eloquently expresses the extraordinary characteristic of the Valle de Aconcagua terroir. We will tour the winery and then taste their wines.Then we will continue back to Santiago.   

Duration:

Departure from Hotel in the morning

From 09:00 hrs to 19: 00 hrs.

 

Included: 

  • A private professional English speaking driverguide
  • Transportation in spacious, clean, air conditioned and comfortable vehicle with a professional driver.
  • Toll roads
  • Tour and wine tastings  in San Esteban
  • Tour and wine tastings  in Von Sibenthal
  • Tour and wine tasting in Errrazuriz winery
  • Lunch in a local restaurant
  • Bottled of water

 

Not included:

  • Gratuities for driverguide
  • Tips in restaurants

 

  

Aconcagua Valley
San Esteban, Flaherty and Von Sibenthal wineries

We will drive north east of Santiago trough the Chacabuco valley, cross the offshoot coming from the Andes to the Aconcagua valley, our first stop is going to be for a spectacular picture of the highest peak in the Americas at 22,800 feet, then we will arrive to the Andes town, visit the typical main square with its very old threes and traditional people. Our second stop will be at the Viña  San Esteban pioneer in planting vines on the hillside. All this area use to belong to some Indians that left enigmatic remnants of their culture in the form of rock of pre-Colombian petroglyphs.We will walk trough the vines and the cellar, see the wine production with its own bottling line and do a nice wine tasting of their wines.Then we deserved  a remarkable lunch for special food tasting in a Local restaurant where their service is characterized by their family atmosphere and natural cooking. All the products are grown in their organic gardens and are handcrafted by their chefs in Panquehue area. Then we will continue to visit flaherety winery .Ed Flaherty and Jen Hoover are two Californians who came to Chile in 1993 to work a harvest and then never left. They like the exceptional climate for winegrowing, producing ripe fruit with smooth tannins and intense primary fruit flavors with some of the best whitewater that comes from the melting of the snowcaps of the Andesr.

Over the years, Ed has worked with some of the top wineries in the Chilean industry in the office and the tasting lab than in the winery. He started Flaherty in 2004 so that he could get his hands dirty again–or at least a little wine stained during crush.Here we will tour their facilities and taste their wines while we have a great lunch that goes along with their wines,after this visit we will visit another great winery. Von Siebenthal vineyard stands as a natural ampitheater in the Panquehue, Aconcagua valley, one of the most recognized appellations for Carmenere and red Bordeaux varietals in Chile. The Terroir has deep sedimentary soil, rich in organic material with low density and high porosity and high water retention, ideal for these varietals  and above all Carmenere.The philosophy behind Viña von Siebenthal is similar the Bordeaux chateaux´s ; vineyards, cellar and house blend together harmoniously to facilitate the creation of an exceptional wine. The vines are cultivated using organic farming principles and careful respect for the environment. The yield is drastically reduced to intensify the aroma of the grapes. The harvest is done during the early hours of the morning to avoid microfermentation and The vinification process starts immediately after the harvest. All this techniques help to produced an extremely elegant wine which eloquently expresses the extraordinary characteristic of the Valle de Aconcagua terroir. We will tour the winery and then taste their wines.   

Duration: 

Departure from Hotel in the morning

From 09:00 hrs to 19: 00 hrs.

 

Included: 

  • A private professional English speaking driverguide
  • Transportation in spacious, clean, air conditioned and comfortable vehicle with a professional driver.
  • Toll roads
  • Tour and wine tastings  in San Esteban
  • Tour and wine tastings  in Von Sibenthal
  • Tour and wine tasting in Flaherty winery
  • Lunch (wine pairing) in Flaherty winery
  • Bottled of water

 

Not included:

  • Gratuities for driverguide
  • Tips in restaurants

 

Price per person usd$260°° based 2 people

 

  

HORSE-RIDING AND ZIP LINE OVER THE MAIPO RIVER WITH A BBQ IN CAJÓN DEL MAIPO

We will leave Santiago early in the morning and head towards Cajón del Maipo where we will take the road to the San Alfonso sector.  Once we have entered the canyon we will be able to appreciate the surrounding countryside of mountains and a beautiful view of the Andes.  During the whole year it is possible to see condors flying at a great height in search of food and there have also been sightings of pumas in the area.

Upon arrival at San Alfonso we will enter to a Sanctuary of Nature, there we will have a safety briefing about how to control the horses.  We will then start our horseback adventure, accompanied by an expert horse handler and our guide, both of whom will be able to share with you their vast knowledge of the region. You will enjoy the beauty of the area and the fresh air and wonderful natural setting of the canyon, looking out for the native flora and fauna, admiring the spectacular view of snowy mountains.  We will come back for an great Chilean lunch (BBQ or Restaurant) continuing our adventure in the afternoon we will do a zip line over the Maipo River.  Later we will return to Santiago.

Duration: 

Departure from Hotel in the morning

From 08:30 hrs to 18: 00 hrs. 

Included: 

  • A private professional English speaking Driver/ guide
  • Transportation in spacious, clean, air conditioned and comfortable       vehicle on private.
  • Toll roads
  • Horses and a Huaso (cowboy)
  • BBQ in between the forest
  • Zip- line
  • Bottled of water per person

Not included: 

  • Gratuities for driver and guide
  • Tips in restaurants
  • Any item not mentioned on program 
MAJESTIC ANDES
On the footprints of the Incas

Getting away 1 hr. 30 minutes from Santiago ,you can enjoy of the magnificence of the Andes with its endemic flora and fauna, specially Condors; You can enjoy this trip all year around ,in winter  with snow and skiing and in summer time, the beauty of views Driving up the Andes by the Mapocho river, you get to a switchback of 40 turns that it take you to a little town of skiers, Farellones, continuing with the road to Valle Nevado another switchback of 20 curves will reach the Ski Center at 3.025 m. of altitude. You will be welcome to, snow, adventure and sports in the largest ski acre age in Southern hemisphere with impressive peaks, challenging slopes and where the adrenaline is vital experience. It is the most recent and modern ski center in Chile, with 37 km.of runs, it offers many different restaurants and the possibility of practicing outdoor activities. We will visit La Parva, El Colorado and Valle Nevado ski resorts. This tour is available all year around, we are going to make sure that you will enjoy with the safety is required and leave all the hassle of organizing to us while you relax and enjoy the beauty we have hidden in the majestic Andes.

Duration:

Departure from Hotel in the morning

From 09:00 hrs to 17: 30 hrs.

 

Reservation is required and Prices vary depending group size

Included:

  • A private professional English speaking tour guide
  • Transportation in spacious, clean, air conditioned and comfortable vehicle with a professional driver.
  • Toll road
  • Wine tasting on route
  • Bottle of water
Majestic Andes and Aconcagua Valley
Portillo & Inca Lake

We will drive north east of Santiago trough the Chacabuco valley, cross the offshoot coming from the Andes to the Aconcagua valley, our first stop is going to be for a spectacular picture of the highest peak in the Americas at 22,800 feet, then we will arrive to the Andes town, visit the typical main square with its very old threes and traditional people. Then we take the rute 60( international ) that is going to take us through all the plantations and orchards of the Aconcagua Valley, its name comes from the highest peak in the Americas ( 22,800 feet.),on a clear day in the valley you can see the stunning peak of Aconcagua. While we have a spectacular drive into the colorful Andes Mountain .We enter to the fifth Region and we stop for the best picture of the Aconcagua and the snow peaks. Then we take the international highway towards Argentina. We follow all the way the Aconcagua river, a nice view of the national monument Salto del Soldado. Once we get into a switchback of 29 turns you will be able to see some condors on the way until we get all the way up to the renowned ski resort Portillo (9.350 feet). From there you will admire the beauty of the Inca Lake and its Esmeralda waters. Free time to discovered the area, then we will be overlooking the Inca lake while you enjoy the majestic of the Andes. Then we will drive back to Santiago.

Duration:

Departure from Hotel in the morning.

From 09:00 hrs to 18: 00 hrs.

 

Included:

  • A private professional English driver-guide.
  • Transportation in spacious, clean, air conditioned and comfortable vehicle with a professional driver.
  • Toll roads.
  • Tour and wine tastings  in San Esteban.
  • An outdoor wine tasting in Portillo.
  • Bottled water per person.

 

Not included: 

  • Gratuities for driver-guide.
  • Tips in the restaurants.

Price per person usd$185°° based on 2 people

OFF BEATEN TRACK’S BEST WINES
Tipaume and Alchemy and wineries

We will drive to the Almahue valley to the Cachapoal region The owner/winemaker North American Alphonse DeRose of DeRose Vineyards in Monterrey they produces famous 125 year-old vine Zinfandel and Negrette. He said : “ This Chilean project started after an evening of music, wine and conversation among friends while he was working at a winery in Chile. The idea was to spare no effort and make an exceptional, completely hand-made wine at an exceptional price by marrying modern vineyard and winemaking techniques with old vine grapes. He has worked intensively with the local grape growers to implement meticulous vineyard management techniques that were unfamiliar to them, like heavy leaf plucking, shoot positioning and dropping of fruit, to ensure the highest quality fruit possible. Part of the secret to this wine’s quality was the creation of a highly skilled, low cost local labor force through intensive training in advanced viticulture and the vinification techniques.


The grapes are grown in gravelly, sandy, light clay soil in the Almahue sub-zone in the Cachapoal Valley zone in the Rapel sub-region in the Central Valley region south of Santiago in the Entre Cordilleras area. The individual grapes are hand-picked at optimal ripeness, one at a time or in small bunches, followed by a natural yeast fermentation in small fermenters. There is typically a seven day maceration. The wine is aged for twelve months in 20% new French oak.


And what a wine! So smooth and supple, it lithely glides through the mouth, coating with rich flavor and sensuous texture. There are bright berry aromas and flavors, with the slightest hint of herbs and earth to remind you that it is Carménère and not Merlot. There is good natural acidity to keep everything vibrant and alive. And the tannins are very silky and smooth. The finish is rich and satisfying. Only 250 cases made”.We will tour the área with the winemaker and enjoy sharing and learning while you enjoy a great tasting with some local cheese and then a in their great gardens’  house we will enjoy  lunch made by them with local products.Our experience continue to our next valley Colchagua in the Tambo area  by  San Fernando city there we will continue to Tipaume Boutique winery. It was built in 2005, underground ("sous la maison"). There, winemaking is also very gentle: they don't use pumping, finning, filtration, nor any other brutal manipulation. Harvest takes place in May; after a selection bay per bay, fermentation takes place in special intégrale barrels, at a low temperature, and macerates with the skins during 2 months. Then the dejuicing, pressing, and racking are all made exclusively by gravity. They planted the vineyard from scratch, without grafting (that is: "franc de pied"), and cultivate with organic and biodynamic principles. They extremely proud of, is the organic certification  IMO and  Biodynamic certification from DEMETER. We will tour the house and the vineyard ending with an exclusive tasting their best wines,then we will continue to Colchagua’s heart, Santa Cruz town where we are going to stay overnight.

It includes: 

  • A private professional English speaking driverguide
  • Transportation in spacious, clean, air conditioned and comfortable vehicle with a professional driver license.
  • Toll roads
  • Private Tour and wine tastings Tipaume winery
  • Local lunch with wine at the Alquemy Winery
  • Private tour and wine tasting in Alquemy winery
  • Overnight at residence Clos de Apalta winery
  • Dinner in Vino Bello restaurant
  • Bottled of water per person

 

Not included: 

  • Gratuities for driverguide
  • Tips in restaurants