CASABLANCA VALLEY
VOE, House of Morandé wineries

We will drive north –west of Santiago one hour the organic winery, Viña VOE,ever since Viñedos Emiliana began in 1986; one of its primary concerns has been the care and management of the land. This is essential for complying with the basic Emiliana premise: “Quality begins in the vineyard.” Viñedos Emiliana employs this philosophy, technology, and its many years of experience to produce high quality fruit with minimum impact on the environment, which leads it to follow the concepts of Emiliana. Under the Organic concept, the vineyard is considered to be a living resource, with an own balance that must be preserved. Because of this, the ground nutrients are generated in the same field. The Emiliana Organic spirit is sustained in the caring and absolute dedication for the vineyard and the strong commitment for the environment, achieving like this the maximum Terroir expression, preserving all the grape’s peculiarities and obtaining a result of extraordinary quality. Emiliana Vineyards invites you to a unique and unforgettable experience where you will enjoy the beautiful and natural surroundings of our gardens and organic vineyard. Additionally, they invite you to participate in the tasting of their internationally recognized and award winning premier red and white organic wines.
Then we will continue our journey to the winery House of Morandé, founded in 1996 with the aim of producing innovative wines of a great quality with a clear focus of the development. In order to receive the lovers of wine and good eating Viña Morandé open a gastronomic centre, the restaurant offers first class cuisine accompanied by their best wines. It is the perfect place to do our wine pairings. The restaurant was recently awarded the prize for the best restaurant outside the capital by the newspaper,El Mercurio,through its “ Wiken” magazine,the building is  a glass-and-wood indoor dining area, and pleasant patio dining overlooking a grassy expanse and grapevines .The well-balanced menu features lots of seafood. we will try their wine varieties over lunch.Then on our way back we will visit right on the top of the Coastal range to see the best view of  Casablanca Valley, then we will continue to Millahue to try our traditions and some of our national food.

Duration:
Departure from Hotel in the morning

From 09:30 hrs to 15:30 hrs.

Included:

  • A private professional English speaking wine tour guide.
  • Transportation in spacious, clean, air conditioned and comfortable vehicle with a professional driver on private.
  • Toll roads.
  • Tour and wine tastings in Organic winery (V.O.E.)
  • Wine tasting in Morandé winery.
  • Wine pairing (lunch) House of Morandé Winery.
  • Bottled of water per person.

Not included:

  • Gratuities for driver
  • Any item not mentioned on program
  • Items of personal nature

  

HIGH MAIPO VALLEY
Aquitania winery

HIGH MAIPO VALLEY

Aquitania winery

We will go south-east of Santiago to the  winery  Aquitania.There two well-known agronomists and wine makers from Bordeaux, France, Paul Pontallier (of Cahteau Margaux) and Bruno Prats (former owner of Cos‘Estournel) acquired 43 acres in 1990. This land is located in the “Quebrada de Macul” – historically the heart of the Maipo valley vineyard – at the foot of the Andean cordillera, near the city of Santiago. We will tour the vines and the production building ending with a wine tasting under a walnut three, then we will drive back to Santiago.

Duration:

Departure from Hotel in the morning

From 10:00 hrs to 14:00hrs.

Included:

  • Transportation in spacious, clean, air conditioned and comfortable vehicle with a professional driver.
  • A private professional English speaking driverguide.
  • Toll roads and parking
  • Tour and Wine tasting in Aquitania winery
  • Bottled of water per person

Not included:

  • Gratuities for driverguide
  • Tips in restaurants

  

Night tour with Chilean folklore in a local restaurant

This tour takes you to see Santiago by night with the European influences on the parks and avenues , from the hotel we will drive to the top of the Metropolitan park to see and enjoy the view of Santiago and the majestic Andes mountain, then by the River Mapocho to the bohemian area .Then we will continue to the Historical neighborhood called “Lastarria” ,there we will see the interesting bars and restaurant .By the main avenue we will continue to “Barrio Concha y Toro “ we will be walking on the cobble stone streets and enjoy see the old life style of Chilean people then ,you will have time to take photos of the many styles of architecture, dating back to the 19th and early 20thcentury.After that you will get into de neighborhood called  “Republica “ to see the homes of the high society, then, leaving behind the old area you will visit the typical Chilean restaurant call “Los Buenos Muchachos”, restaurant where you will get a dinner with a alive folklore show (dancing with their customes)from northern ,central and Southern regions of Chile ,including dancing from Easter Island . The show ends and then people can dance and enjoy Latin music.

Duration:
Departure from Hotel in the afternoon
From 18:30 hrs to 00:30hrs.

Included:

  • A private professional English speaking driverguide
  • Transportation in spacious, clean, air conditioned and comfortable vehicle with a professional driver.
  • Entrance to the San cristobal hill entrance
  • Chilean dinner with wine
  • Right to see the folkloric show
  • A bottle of water per person
  • A Chilean Wine Lovers Present

Not included: 

  • Tips for driverguide
  • Tips in restaurant

  

LOW MAIPO VALLEY
Undurraga winery and Pomaire pottery town

Undurraga winery and Pomaire pottery town

Francisco Undurraga was one of the pioneers in the Chilean viticulture and winemaking. In 1882 he acquired an agriculture estate 34 kilometers away from Santiago, in the province of Talagante where he planted vines which he had brought personally from Europe in lead capsules in order to resist the passage through the tropics. The first shipment were made to United States in 1903. At present Viña Undurraga exports its wine to more than 70 countries in the five continents. We will visit the gardens-designed by the renowned French landscaper Pierre Dubois , the modern vilification plant and the underground cellars. Then we end up with a great tasting of their well-known wines. We will continue our exploring to the artisan’s village of Pomaire, famous for its local pottery and Chilean handicraft, walk along the local street full of people making art out of clay. After this shower of culture and good times I will take you to back to Santiago´s airport.

Included:

  • A private professional English speaking driver-guide
  • Transportation in spacious, clean, air conditioned and comfortable vehicle with a professional driver.
  • Tour and wine tastings in Undurraga winery
  • A wine glass with the winery´s logo
  • Visit the pottery town “Pomaire”
  • Bottled of water

Not included: 

  • Tips for driver-guide

Duration:

Departure from Hotel in the morning

From 09:00 hrs to 14: 00 hrs. aprox.

Or

Departure from Hotel in the Afternoon

From 12:00 hrs to 17: 00 hrs. aprox.

BOUTIQUE PREMIUM CASABLANCA VALLEY
House of Morandé and RE Wineries

We will drive north –west of Santiago one hour to to the winery Morandé, founded in 1996 with the aim of producing innovative wines of a great quality with a clear focus of the development. In order to receive the lovers of wine and good eating Viña Morandé open a gastronomic centre, the restaurant offers first class cuisine accompanied by their best wines. It is the perfect place to do our wine pairings. The restaurant was recently awarded the prize for the best restaurant outside the capital by the newspaper,El Mercurio, through its “ Wiken” magazine,the building is  a glass-and-wood indoor dining area, and pleasant patio dining overlooking a grassy expanse and grapevines .The well-balanced menu features lots of seafood. we will try their wine varieties over lunch(wine pairing). Then we will continue to a new project  where you will see a unique way of doing wine in the old times that came back to our times from Maule region (south) the new RE winery ,then we will continue to  “ El Quillay “ a Chilean tipycal Stop at the Curacaví valley in order to see  how they make and try one of the most typical dishes of Chile, Empanadas, the best ones of our country are made there with the old fashion way, in adobe ovens. You will have an exclusive outdoors tasting along this great dish tasting our traditions and food.Then back to Santiago.

Duration: 

Departure from airport in the morning

From 11:00 hrs to 16: 00 hrs.  

Included:

  • A private professional English speaking driver guide
  • Transportation in spacious, clean, air conditioned and comfortable vehicle with a professional driver license.
  • Toll roads.
  • Transfer from the international airport of Santiago.
  • An Empanada in el Quillay with wine.
  • Wine tastings in RE.
  • Wine pairing ( lunch ; 4 dishes with 4 wines ) in House of Morande Winery.
  • Visit to Millahue
  • Bottle of water per person.

 Not included:

  • Gratuities for driver guide.
  • Tips in restaurants.

  

HIGH MAIPO, CONCHA Y TORO WINERY AND FOOTHILL OF THE ANDES

One hour away  South-East from Santiago you will begin your adventure, by the fertile waters of the Maipo River I, we will visit the foothills of the Andes trough the little towns of Las Vertientes we get to Pirque town where is the Concha y Toro vineyard founded in 1883 by Don Melchor Concha y Toro, a Chilean lawyer, entrepreneur and politician, decided to exploit the winemaking potential of the Maipo Valley. He brought in French vines stocks from Bordeaux .The winery became successful a time when there was a keen interest in our national wine production, in the rich farmland of the picturesque little town call “Pirque “, it still maintain all the traditions of the renowned Chilean Wines like Don Melchor, Amelia, Terrunyo, Marquez de casa concha, Trio and Casillero del Diablo are the most well- known brands that this traditional winery is producing at this time. We will visit the  old house of the family, the park and the “Casillero del Diablo “, cellar that is a legend of this vineyard while we try its wines ,then when you finish you will be taken to a private room to try their Marques de Casa Concha line with cheese and dry fruits. On the way back to Santiago we will stop to see how they make and cook (of course taste) Chilean Empanadas, dobladitas and Pan Amasado.

Duration:

Departure from Hotel in the morning

From 09:00 hrs to 15: 00 hrs. 

Included:

  • A private professional English speaking driver-guide
  • Transportation in spacious, clean, air conditioned and comfortable vehicle with a professional driver.
  • Toll roads
  • Tour and wine tasting in Concha y Toro winery
  • Wine glass with winery logo
  • Pan Amasado and Empanada with wine in a local restaurant
  • Bottled of water

Not included:

  • Gratuities for driver-guide
  • Tip in restaurant
HIGH MAIPO VALLEY
Perez Cruz winery with a local Chilean food

One hour away South-East from Santiago you wll begin  your adventure, by the fertile waters of the Maipo River , we will see the foothills of the Andes trough the little towns of Alto de Jahuel and Huelquen we will visit the winery called Viña Perez Cruz .The natural conditions of the high Maipo  for the production of red wines, led Perez Cruz to choose the best varieties for its terroir .The principal aim of  Viña Perez Cruz is to produce fine wines, with a proper identity that expressed all the qualities of the Maipo Alto, the cradle of the Chilean premium wines. At the most suitable varieties were chosen. At the same time the winery building was constructed with a high technology standard but design to harmonize with the natural landscape.The architect José Cruz Ovalle created a laminated wood building with low stone walls around the base. It measures 6000 square meters and has natural light. The wooden roof, supported on curved pillars of the same material, was designed to allow thermal isolation and free air flow circulation, both ideal for fine wine making.There we will tour the facilities, do a barrel tasting and end up at the main saloon in order to taste the Limited Edition line.Then we will drive to Alto de Jahuel town to see how they make and try one of the most typical dishes of Chile, Empanadas, the best ones of our country are made there with the old fashion way, in adobe ovens we Will try them with a great wine and then we will continue back to Santiago.

Duration:

Departure from Hotel in the morning

From 09:00 hrs to 15:00 hrs.

Note: Timing can be adjust to your needs

Included:

  • A private professional English speaking driver-guide
  • Transportation in spacious, clean, air conditioned and comfortable vehicle with a professional driver license.
  • Toll roads and parking
  • Private limited edition tour and wine tasting in Perez Cruz winery
  • Chilean empanada with wine in a local restaurant
  • Bottled of water per person

Not included:

  • Gratuities for driver-guide
  • Tips in restaurant
LOW MAIPO VALLEY
Odjfell Winery & Pomaire pottery town

We will drive to the west area of Santiago toward the Maipo valley ,there we will visit the winery Odfell. Over 25 years ago, the pioneering Norwegian Armador, (ship owner) Dan Odfjell discovered and felt in love with a small corner of the famous Maipo Valley, Chile. Born of rain in Bergen, Norway, he could not resist the attraction of the austral sun in this Virgilian setting. Odfjell’s quest is to make wines that are a true expression of the terroir. Our low-yield vineyards are handled with individual care. We hand-pick the grapes in order to ensure the fruit arrives at the winery as intact as possible.

We started planting vineyards in our Maipo Estate in 1994. Today, after 20 years, we have 85 hectares planted in Maipo. Including our vineyards in Cauquenes, Lontué, and Colchagua, we have a total surface area of 115 hectares being cultivated, planted with a wide array of grape varieties, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carmenère, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and old Carignan vines from Cauquenes.

Odfjell is committed to being a leader in progressive vineyard management, and we are dedicated to elevating the image and practice of viticulture in Chile. The goal of this work is to produce the best possible wines in the vineyards, while maintaining our long-term commitment to sustainable agriculture and environmental winemaking practices. For this reason, our vineyards are 100% organic and we have also recently begun biodynamic farming.

rmador Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 from Odfjell Vineyards just got 90 points in the prestigious American magazine Wine Spectator, transforming this Chilean wine in one of the most awarded in the history of the Odfjell norwegian shipowners winery.

Besides of the recent Wine Spectator score, add to this outstanding harvest the 92 points given by James Suckling, 91 points in Wine & Spirit, being part of the list of "Top 100 of the Year" and at a local level, 92 points in the guide 'Descorchados' written by the renowned journalist Patricio Tapia.

We will visit the installations and experience their wines overlooking the view of the Maipo valley. continue our exploring to the artisan’s village of Pomaire famous for its local pottery &  their local food for its organic growing.Here we will walk along the local street full of people making art out of clay. After this shower of culture and good times we will take you back to Santiago .

Included:

  • A private professional English speaking driver-guide
  • Transportation in spacious, clean, air conditioned and comfortable vehicle with a professional driver.
  • Private tour and Wine tasting in Odffjell
  • Bottled of water

Not included:

  •  Tips for driver-guide

 

Duration: 

Departure from Hotel in the morning

From 14:00 hrs to 19: 00 hrs. aprox.

SANTIAGO AND ITS HIGHLIGHTS

You begin  your adventure at the international airport of Santiago an then drive to the oldest area of Santiago call “”Barrio Concha y Toro “. Walking on the cobble stone streets you will see the old life style of Chilean people,you will have time to take photos of the many styles of architecture from dating back to the 19th and early 20thcentury. After that you will get into de neighborhood “República “ to see the homes of the high society then,leaving behind the old area you will visit the  civic area  the Presidential Palace call “La Moneda”,(get out and walk from the civic area to the main market), Plaza de la Constitución “. Visit Plaza de Armas (main square)“enjoy a nice walk by the main Cathedral and Post office.Pass by the main market “Mercado Central”, Going along  “Parque Forestal” you to the foothill of the Andes where you can see the best overview of the city and the well recognize residential neighborhoods and enjoy the beautiful landscape of the park, going down the hill you will get to the district called “Las Condes” and  “Providencia“ known for its green areas and beautiful churches . You will visit the modern area in order to see the contrast of how Santiago has been changing since 1541 when Pedro De Valdivia Arrived.

Included:

  • A private professional English speaking driver-guide
  • Transportation in spacious, clean, air conditioned and comfortable vehicle with a professional driver.
  • Walking tour in the old areas and downtown
  • Toll roads
  • Visit the foothills of the Andes
  • Bottled of water 

Not included: 

  • Gratuities for driver-guide

Duration:

The City Tour takes approximately 4 hrs.

Price per person USD$90°° based on 2 people