Indulge your senses and pamper your palate on a full-day tour of two premier Chilean wine estates from Santiago. Explore the verdant vineyards of Santa Rita and Concha y Toro with a knowledgeable guide, gaining insight into the area’s fascinating colonial past as you stroll. Explore the subterranean depths of an antique wine cellar then treat your taste buds to six tastings of exceptional signature wines. Convenient round-trip transportation from central Santiago hotels in included.
Full-day tour of Santa Rita and Concha y Toro in Maipo Valley
Take winery tours through vineyards more than 100 years old, cellars filled with barrels and modernized bottling plants
Stroll through lush landscaped grounds, visit historical monuments and admire views of Maipo Valley
Learn about the wineries’ colorful pasts that gave rise to some of their bestselling wines
Enjoy six wine tastings of several varietals, including carmenere, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, syrah, or chardonnay
Pickup and drop-off from centrally located Santiago hotels included
After hotel pickup in Santiago, sit back and relax during the scenic drive to Santa Rita Winery. Boasting a dramatic backdrop of the Andes Mountains, the sculpted gardens and verdant splendor of the winery prove a spectacular sight.
Greet your knowledgeable guide and begin your tour of the sprawling vineyards, learning about the 19th-century origin of the vineyard as you wander. Explore the fermentation cellars and bottling plant to enrich your knowledge of traditional production methods, and then stand before the historical structure of Bodega 1 for a glimpse of typical colonial construction.
Venture to the legendary landmark of Don Paula Restaurant, an establishment declared a national monument due to its colorful past. Hear about the 120 battle weary rebel soldiers who sought refuge in the restaurant, and how the courageous owner accommodated the revolutionaries. Sample the three varieties of the signature 120 wine, dedicated to this historical legend. Spend your remaining time at Santa Rita strolling the gorgeous gardens or observing the intriguing artifacts in the on-site Andean Museum.
Next, return to your minivan to begin the short journey to Concho y Toro, stopping at a local restaurant on the way for refreshments (own expense.) Admire the winery’s picturesque position, enveloped by the Andean foothills, as you begin your tour of the Pirque Vineyards. Learn about cultivation and harvest methods as you walk amid sprawling vines, then descend into the atmospheric depths of the Cellar of the Devil to hear tales of the winery’s eccentric former owner.
Educate your palate by sampling a sublime selection of wines in the elegant bar, trying signature wines such as Casillero del Diablo. Before returning to the minivan, purchase special souvenirs from the wine shop then relax during the smooth journey back to Santiago.
Reviews by Viator travelers
very nice, learnt a lot about wine...
, Dec 2017
very nice, learnt a lot about wine tasting and quality, highly recommended.
It's great to visit 2 different types of wineries. For what it is, it's too long, particularly the lunch almost 2 hours at a Chilean restaurant, which menu and atmosphere is not the best.
Logistics from local operator are poor. They pick you up in your hotel, then go to Parque Arauco for change bus and then go to the selected tour. They confirmed me they'd pick me up at 8am they arrived 845am
Nice tour, Santana Rita is super nice, but Concha y Toro does not let u walk around by yourself thru the park or anywhere around. Disappointing. After tour is done u can only be at the shop or restaurant there. Santa Rita is much more better, u can walk around and make pictures, and super nice coffee shop too.
Amazing tour with amazing guides! Santa Rita felt more authentic in my opinion, but I had a nice time at Concha Y Toro too. Santa Rita also gave us full pours, so you definitely get your money's worth. Highly recommend.
We should have seen 4 wineries, not 2, in the time we spent on this hell hole of a tour. Lunch was an absolute disaster and was 3.5 hours long! There was no adherence to any sort of schedule. I'm glad I saw these two wineries but this should have been a half day tour, not a full day. I could have done better and probably cheaper with an Uber. Wasted half a valuable Santiago vacation day on this atrocity of a tour. The only good thing I can say about this tour is that Santa Rita and Concha y Toro did an AMAZING job! They are not part of Viator / Turistik though so it makes sense to me.
This was an excellent and interesting tour. Santa Rita felt more authentic and personal than Concha y Toro. The winery tour guide sorry, don't remember her name was great. The only complain is that, after the tour was finished, we stayed there over one hour to view the small museum and purchase refreshments it was too long. Afterward, we went to a nearby restaurant on the way to Concha y Toro. The food was fine. Cost of the meal was extra as advertised. The menu was lengthy and hard to figure out even for me who read Spanish.
The Concha y Toro winery tour was highly organized it felt a little like you were at one of Disney's parks. Very robotic. The grounds were beautiful. Everything was fine but without authenticity.
The bus tour guide provided interesting commentaries about Chile and the region we were visiting.
This was well worth it. I loved the Santa Rita tour especially and both places have great stores with items that are easy to transport home. Some lovely weaving at Santa Rita and the museum there is really worth a look as it the little store attached there. The lunch location that the tour stopped at had very good selections of choices and was by far the best meal I had in the entire trip Pot Roast . Service was awesome and the tour guide was the absolute best - great information all the way, good flow of diverse languages and very knowledgeable about the area. He was even able to give me some advice of where to find the best markets located close to where I was staying. They took great care of me and this was a solo woman's best way to see the country side. Best birthday gift I could have ever given myself!