Visite as adegas da vinícola Concha y Toro em uma excursão de meio dia saindo de Santiago. Você verá as vinhas de Pirque e aprenda sobre o desenvolvimento das vinhas e a administração cultural e tecnológica para produzir esse vinho famoso. Sua excursão inclui uma taça de vinho e transporte.
MY sisters and I had a great time here, it reminded me of wineries in Tuscany. There was a video that told us of old stories about the families business and the grounds were very nice to walk around. I would have enjoyed a few more samples of wine on the tour but they gave us a free wine glass gift as part of the tour.
As for the pick up arrangements from the hotel, despite confirming our pick up date and time within the requested time frame, there was a last minute change in our pick up time. We were not given enough warning about the change and not sure why it was pushed back 90 minutes. Our driver did show up at the new time relatively promptly and then waited for us while we were on our tour. He also put on an English radio station for us.
We were picked up at 12:30 PM, as scheduled, by a van with a driver and a guide.
Instead of going directly to the winery, we were led to a restaurant in Pirque El Manso Toro. No other options were offered. Even as we had already eaten, we decided to try it out. Service was terrible, the ambient was inadequate, as it was open and hot, without air conditioning, and there were flies over the tables. Price was higher than the food quality deserved. It took us more than one hour, after what we were rushed into the winery.
The tour at Concha y Toro was only OK, as the grapes garden walk was short and superficial. The wine tasting was OK, but the same glass was used for both tastings. The Casillero del Diablo cellar was less than interesting, as the video effects were only basic. Even our 12 years old son wasn't impressed.
Concha y toro's site informs that people under 18 doesn't pay entrance fee, but the tour price was the same for our 12 years old son.
To summarize, the service provided was only a transfer service, without any significant benefit from the guide presence. We lost more than one hour of the 4 hours of the tour at the restaurant and the price paid was therefore inadequate for the services provided.