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.