- 4-hour wine tour to Concha y Toro winery from Santiago
- Visit one of Chile’s most legendary wineries
- Explore the 100-year-old vineyards and admire views of the Maipo Valley
- Enjoy a wine tasting of varietals such as carmenere and sauvignon blanc, paired with a gourmet cheese plate if option selected
- Round-trip hotel transport included
What You Can Expect
As you pass through the grand entrance, marvel at the beautifully landscaped grounds of the winery, which was founded in 1883. Meet your winery guide and group, and start your winery tour in the gardens next to Casona, the former summer home of the Concha y Toro family. Then, head into the old Pirque vineyards to learn about the winery’s techniques for growing and maintaining the vines.
Hear about the master vineyard keepers who keep a close watch on the vines all year long, and then listen to stories about the winery’s long history as you enjoy the wonderful view of the Maipo Valley from the winery terrace.
Next, enjoy a tasting of Casillero del Diablo, a carmenere varietal (a grape originally from Bordeaux) that’s one of the best-known Chilean wines in the world, and then descend into the winery’s underground cellar, also called Casillero del Diablo (the Devil’s Cellar). Hear the fascinating tale about Concha y Toro’s founder, Don Melchor de Santiago Concha y Toro, who told the public back in the late 1800s that the devil lived in the cellar to keep them away from his private collection of wine. Thus, the legend of Casillero del Diablo was born.
End your tour at the wine bar for a wine tasting. If you select the wine-only option, sample two wines from the flagship Casillero del Diablo label. Or, select the wine-and-cheese pairing option, which includes four wines from Marques de Casa Concha, a premium label, accompanied by gourmet cheese.
Before heading back to Santiago, browse the wine shop for books, souvenirs and, of course, bottles of wine to take home.
The tour was fabulous. I had an issue beforehand as I found out only a few days before that the tour I booked was unavailable. I had booked a wine and cheese tasting tour in the AM in English, and was told that was only available in the afternoon (which I could not make). The local tour office rebooked me for a mid morning wine tasting only tour. It was a little disappointing, but I was refunded the difference in the cost and the wine alone was still great. My driver did not speak any English, but the tour at the winery was in English and was fabulous for someone who knew very little about vineyards and wine-making!
The wine tour was fun and the tour guide was pleasant and knowledgeable. I learned more there than I did on the wine tours in France. The only complaint I have was that I paid the extra for more wine tastings with the cheese plate and they gave me the lesser wine tour package (fewer wine tastings and no cheese). Before I could say anything, the guide was running off to his next tour group.