Too Many Wineries, Too Little Time


The shortest of these Chile wine tours, the two-hour Santiago Wine Shop Tour takes place in one of Santiago’s largest wine shops, staffed by experts. Guests sample wines paired with cheeses, offering an efficient way to get an overview of Chilean wineries, varietals and vintages for those whose Chile tours don’t allow time to visit the wine country. Our six-hour Santiago Culinary Tour visits various locales where selected wines are paired with Chilean specialties, from appetizers to dessert, including empanadas and ceviche.

We also offer four different Santiago day tours that travel to wine regions close enough to the capital to not require an overnight stay. Three are full day tours. One, lasting eight hours, visits the Casablanca Valley and the San Antonio Valley. Casablanca is best known for its white varietals but is the source of high quality reds as well. The San Antonio Valley is famous for the mineral flavor of its whites and reds. Passengers visit three wineries and enjoy a gourmet lunch paired with Chilean wines from these sub-regions.

We also offer full-day and half-day Chile tours to the most famous wine region, the Maipo Valley. It is here that Chile’s wine industry got its start. Some of the country’s oldest wineries now share the valley with some new boutique wineries that have sprung up in the region’s higher reaches, incorporating new technologies. The tour includes lunch in the town of Pirque where Chilean cuisine is paired with wines of the region.

Some travelers can’t devote a whole day to wine tastings during their Chile tours. For visitors who at least want to get a taste of Chile’s wine country, we offer a shorter version of our full-day Maipo Valley tour which visits one or two wineries in this famed region, depending on whether you have three or four hours to spare.