Location: Santiago, Chile
Rating: based on 9 reviews
Discover the ‘New World of Wine’ in Chile and visit two of the oldest and most historic wineries in the country on a full day guided tour from Santiago. Chile has established itself as an emerging producer of great wines and today is your chance to visit some of the most popular wineries leading the way.
- Wine tasting
- Glass from Concha y Toro
- Entrance fees
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Local taxes
Cousino Macul was founded in 1856 and is still owned and run by the direct descendant’s of Matias Cousino, the original founder. The cellars were built in the French style using ‘cal y canto’ – a mixture of egg white and lime as ‘cement’. You will take a tour of the winery before sampling its produce. The winery is known for its red, particularly merlot.
After a stop for lunch (additional cost) you’ll continue your Chilean wine experience at Concha y Toro. Founded in 1883 by Don Melchor Concha y Toro, the winery is today the largest producer of export wines in Chile. Your tour takes in the landscaped gardens of the colonial house, the vineyards themselves as well as a full explanation of the wine making process, including the modern processing plant and the old cellars.
Departure Point: Tour departs from Santiago hotels
Departure Time: 9:30am – Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pick up time.
Return Details: Returns to original departure point at approximately 4:30pm
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We enjoyed our day visiting the two wineries and having lunch at an outdoor restaurant that served authentic Chilean dishes. Our guide was exceptional.
Reviewed by: Margaret S