Ancient grapes and full-bodied wines are a huge part of Chile’s culture—and no place is this more apparent than on a visit to Santa Rita Winery, located in the scenic foothills of Alto Jahuel. Travelers can wander the grounds through thick groves of old-world vines, sample some of Santa Rita’s world class wines or tuck into delicious fare at the Done Paula restaurant or the more casual La Panaderia Café.
A tour of the vineyard offers travelers a perfect opportunity to get in touch with the country’s deep roots while learning more about the tradition of wine making that started in Chile hundreds of years ago. The nearby Andean Museum showcases some 2,000 pieces from the nation’s past, rounding out any traveler’s voyage through the country’s ages.
Santa Rita Winery is located 45 minutes from Santiago between the El Golf and Alcantara stops on the M subway line in Region Metropolitana. Vineyard tours typically last between two and three hours and include samples of the winery’s famous reds and whites.