Just south of Santiago are the beautiful fertile valleys that make up Chile’s wine country.
Chile has been a wine producing country for more than 400 years. The Conquistadors introduced the first wines, aided by the religious orders. Later, the Chilean aristocracy began production as a serious business with the help of French technology.
Trips can be arranged out to the Maipo Valley, considered to be one of the finest in the country. The Valleys of Colchagua and Curicó are to the south of Santiago and Curicó city is one of the most important wine-growing centres and also one of the most beautiful rustic areas of the country. Here you can see the whole creative processes, beautiful cellars, production techniques and then taste some of the best selections.
The grape variety best known in this valley are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz and Carmenère, the latter is one of the most desired in the international market because it was considered extinct for many years.
Many of the wineries have introduced wonderful accommodation for guests to stay longer in the regions. Learn more about the way wine is produced and enjoy excellent cuisine.
Between March to May when the grapes have ripened, guests can help to harvest if they wish.
It also has the most agreeable climate
When to go: All year round