Escape the bustling crowds of the city and venture to the lush tranquility of Undurraga Winery on an enriching half-day tour from the Santiago. Absorb the verdant beauty of sprawling vineyards surrounded by undulating Andean foothills, gaining insight into the complex production processes of fine wine. Observe soil analysis tests and visit a vinification plant; observe artifacts of from indigenous Mapuche cultures; and pleasure your palate with tastings of refined reserve wine. Convenient round-trip transportation from your hotel is included for your convenience.
4-hour tour of Undurraga winery from Santiago
Observe age-old and modern winemaking traditions by visiting vineyards, cellars, a soil analysis test pit and bottling plant
Admire views of the Andes enveloping Maipo Valley and wander through a beautifully landscaped garden
See artifacts of the indigenous Mapuche culture at Aliwen Corner
Enjoy three wine tastings from the reserve label
Souvenir wine glass and round-trip transport from centrally located hotels included
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
Taste grapes right off the vines from a winery that has won a gold medal from the prestigious International Wine Challenge (IWC) competition and been recognized by Wines & Spirits magazine as one of its 2013 Top 100 Wineries.
Depart from your Santiago hotel and enjoy a scenic 30-minute journey into the lush countryside of the Maipo Valley. Arrive at the Undurraga Winery and absorb the dramatic backdrop of the Andes foothills before beginning your enriching excursion.
Immerse yourself in the verdant tableau of the winery’s gorgeous garden, strolling amid a sublime selection of trees; delight in Lebanese cedars, Japanese maples and exotic date palms as you explore the grounds designed by famous French architect George Henry Dubois.
Accompanied by an expert guide, launch into your tour of the vineyard to gain insight into the captivating history of the enclave; listen as the tale of entrepreneurial owner is shared and you’re regaled with stories of backbreaking manual labor and tense negotiations with the United States. As the first place to export Chilean wine to the US, the winery has attracted famous clientele including astronaut Neil Armstrong and various monarchs.
Descend into a subterranean cellar and learn about the aging processes of the winery; gaze at the heavy oak barrels and visualize the delicious liquid within before visiting the soil analysis lab. Observe the roots of growing vines from an underground viewing area, then watch grapes being crushed and juiced in the vinification plant.
See, too, an entrancing exhibition of Mapuche artifacts relating to an indigenous tribe that formerly inhabited southwestern Chile at Aliwen Corner, then prepare your palate for a tantalizing tasting session in the elegant wine bar. Awaken your senses to the distinct taste and scent of three reserve wines, taking your glass away with you as a special souvenir. Purchase high quality wines from the shop before relaxing during the journey back to your hotel in Santiago.