Chile is an enchanting Wine Tours destintation

Chile Wine Tours

Luxury Wine Tours of Chile

Customized and private tours of Chile best wine regions:

Chile is an enchanting destination for wine lovers, with an astounding range of microclimates, landscapes and grape varietals. The geography is unique in the world, with a coastline more than three times the length of California (needless to say, Chile´s cuisine features a superb seafood offering), moonlike deserts in the north and ice tundra in the south. There is a majestic lake district and the lush wine country in the center of the country (the Central Valley which is set between the Andean Cordillera and the Coastal Cordillera) is a pleasure trove of rolling vineyards, beautiful wineries (from graceful colonial style to alluring vanguard and ultra modern architecture) and picturesque local flora like native cactus, Chilean palm trees and dazzling hot pink bellflowers.

On this outstanding wine tour of Chile you will visit the renowned wine valleys of Maipo, Cachapoal, Colchagua, San Antonio, Aconcagua, and of course Casablanca. Visit legendary houses like Errazuriz and Viu Manent, such important groundbreakers, and taste their icon wines. You’ll also discover micro boutique, lesser-known wine estates like Kingston Family Vineyards and Von Siebenthal, enjoying VIP attention and artisan wines. And of course a few cult wineries, such as Casa Lapostolle´s Clos Apalta. Learn about Chilean gastronomy with famous local chef Pilar Rodrioguez. There is also time for sightseeing and you’ll explore seaside gems like Valparaiso (mythical for fans of Pablo Neruda) and get in some time for culture and shopping in bustling Santiago. In your free time we can also organize some fun sporting activities in the wine country, from horseback riding to mountain biking, or just an easy cycle in the vines.

If you are looking for an unforgettable luxury vacation in Chile and like the idea of fine wines, stunning hand selected wine estate accommodations, convivial dining, and genuinely warm hosts, then contact us for more information on customizing this sample Chilean wine tour to your precise travel preferences.

Chilean Wine Tour Highlights:

  • VIP Tours of Terrific Chilean Wine Estates
  • Private Driver Guide
  • Charming Wine Country Accommodations
  • Unforgettable Culinary Experiences
  • Stunning vineyard and mountain scenery
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Below is a suggested Day By Day Itinerary for your private Wine Tour in Chile


Day One - Welcome to Chile, relax and settle into your boutique hotel

Welcome to Santiago, Chile

Boutique Hotel in Santiago

Bienvenidos! Let the South American wine adventure begin! Your private driver guide will meet you at Santiago´s Arturo Merino Benitez airport, named after the creator of the national airline Lan Chile who is also credited with creating the air force in Chile.

You´ll enjoy a pleasant drive with the Andes as the dramatic backdrop, to the upmarket and charming Providencia neighborhood of Santiago. This is an ideal base for exploring the wine country for the next few days, and enjoying great food and wine hotspots nearby, relaxing and interesting walks, etc.

After settling in to your boutique hotel (complete with country French décor and a delightful courtyard) and check in, your private guide will lead you on a personalized walking tour of Santiago. See some of the most interesting locations such as the Mercado central and the quaint cobblestoned Lastarria barrio. Learn about some of Chile´s most famous citizens, from the founder of modern Chile Bernardo O´Higgins to modern poet Pablo Neruda and acclaimed author Isabel Allende.

Follow with a private, seated exclusive Chilean Wine Tasting at Santiago´s más chic new wine bar in the artsy Lastarria quarter. This will be a wine tasting with a knowledgeable sommelier of 8 wines introducing you to Chile´s main wine regions (Maipo, Casablanca, Colchagua, etc) and representative grape varietals (Carmenere, Sauvignon Blanc, etc).

Tonight your elegant welcome dinner is at the highly acclaimed Astrid & Gaston, refined and inspired Peruvian cuisine and swanky ambience. Sip Pisco Sours and enjoy the night!


Overnight: Chic Boutique Hotel- Le Reve, Santiago

Meals Included in Price: Dinner with wine


Day Two - From Santiago to Maipo Valley for some wine tasting and dining

Maipo Valley, Wine Tasting and dining

Charming and intimate lunch in the Chilean winelands

This morning you will journey to the Maipo Valley, which extends like a fan from east to west around Santiago. Driving south, you’ll visit the lauded boutique wine estate of Antiyal where Chile´s most famous winemaker Álvaro Espinoza is at the healm. Taste their three estate wines – Antiyal, Kuyen and their Carmenère (the 2008 has 93 Parker points)- all of them certified organic and employing biodynamic viticulture. This is a great introduction to premium Chilean wine.

Follow with a visit and charming lunch at one of the tiniest wine estates in Chile, the Corcoran Gallery (the same family as the revered Corcoran Gallery in DC) which is a micro organic vineyard of old vines, framed by beautiful roses. Located in the “Alto Maipo”, where some of the best red wines in the country are made, this is a neat experience. Sit down with your charming hosts to an al fresco lunch and tuck into succulent steak, served with their famed Cabernet Sauvignon. Major treat.

In the early evening, return to Santiago and the night is yours at leisure. We suggest the excellent Miguel Torres (The Catalan wine giant also has an estate in Chile) Vino and Tapas bar.


Overnight: Chic Boutique Hotel- Le Reve, Santiago

Meals Included in Price: Full breakfast, lunch with wine


Day Three - The Aconcagua Valley

Viña Errazuriz Winery

Viña Errazuriz Winery

Today you will explore the Acongagua Valley, located northwest of Santiago. You will visit the historic Viña Errazuriz estate today, founded in the second half of the 19th century by Don Maximiano Errázuriz (of Spanish Basque descent) about 60 miles north of the capital. The estate is one of the few large Chilean wine estates that is still family run (Eduardo Chadwick is the fifth generation of his family involved in the winery). Eduardo also has a joint partnership with Robert Mondavi for a wine brand made on site here called Seña

Errazuriz offer a professional but warm wine tour experience and on this intimate private visit (including a hillside vineyard walk, and of course the underground cellars) you will enjoy, tasting some of their top of the range icon wines such as Kai, Cumbre and Don Maximiano.

A four-course lunch at their charming casona will be next. Taste the local Chilean empanaditas and delicious salmon roasted over corn, or be more experimental and go for the fried conger eel with a quinoa pebre. They make great desserts in house like traditional flan or you could try the simple and exquisite papayas with cream.

Then in the afternoon carry on to your next wine estate today, the premium Viña Von Siebenthal. The friendly Swiss owner Mauro was actually a lawyer before getting into the wine business; now his wines are some of the most highly acclaimed in the country. Salud!

Return to Santiago in the evening, it´s about a 90 minute drive. Relax and free time. You could try the Confiteria Torres for dinner.


Overnight: Chic Boutique Hotel- Le Reve, Santiago

Meals Included in Price: Full breakfast, lunch with wine


Day Four - The Casablanca Valley and Valparaiso

Casona at Matetic Winery

Supremely atmospheric accommodations and dinner in Casona at Matetic

Visit Chile´s most famous “cool climate” wine region today, the Casablanca valley region, located west of Santiago towards the Pacific Ocean (indeed the maritime influence and coastal breezes create the cooler climate). Known primarily for its crisp Sauvignon Blancs and excellent Pinot Noirs, the Casablanca Valley is beautiful with lush vineyards and unspoiled scenery.

You´ll visit the American owned Kingston Family Vineyards first, widely considered to be the best in the valley, located only 12 miles from the coast. They make their wines with only 10% of the crème de la crème of their production and sell their other grapes to surrounding wineries. Taste their stunning Pinot Noir, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc and enjoy the relaxed and warm visit.

Next up is the artsy town of Valparaiso. You’ll hit lunch first, for example at the Oda Pacifico with to die for seafood and dramatic vies out to sea. It calls itself a culinary look out point, quite right! After lunch, a private guide will lead you on a two hour walking tour of the hills including Cerro Alegre and Cerro Concepción. You’ll see the colorful historic townhouses of Valparaiso, take a ride on a funicular and tour the intriguing private home of its most famous resident, Pablo Neruda. Nice to break up the wine tasting with a spot of culture.

In the evening, continue on to your wine country accommodation tonight at the splendid Casona at Matetic vineyards in the San Antonio Valley about 45 km from Valparaiso. The property houses a spectacular winery, luxurious rooms and gourmet restaurant run by Chef Matías Bustos. A gastronomic dinner will be onsite, you’ll love this.


Overnight: Luxury colonial style wine estate Casona Matetic- Casablanca wine country

Meals Included in Price: Full breakfast, lunch with wine, dinner with wine


Day Five - San Antonio Valley

Vines at Casa Marin

Vines at Casa Marin

This morning you will have a chance to visit the winery onsite, Matetic. Admire the organic vineyards from inside the impressive state of the art wine cellar and taste their best wines in the Equilibrio ultra premium line including their delicious Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc Coastal.

Drive on to quaint Casa Marin then, a gentle twenty minute spin. You will be hosted today by Osvaldo, founder María Luz Marín’s brother. They will welcome you to have a private lunch with the family, this is what a VIP wine tour is all about, the special attention. After a convivial lunch, head back to your gorgeous wine estate hotel and enjoy the property. We suggest a bike ride amid the vines! Dinner tonight is at your hotel´s fine restaurant, enjoy.


Overnight: Historic estancia wine estate Casona Matetic- Casablanca wine country

Meals Included in Price: Full breakfast, lunch with wine, dinner with wine


Day Six - Colchagua Valley

Viu Manent

Viu Manent´s wines are some of the best in South America

Drive south out of the San Antonio valley today and on to Colchagua, one of Chile’s most important wine regions for fine reds. The first private tour today is at the revered Viu Manent. Founded by Catalan immigrants in the 1930´s, they originally were wine bottlers and merchants in Santiago but in the 60´s launched their own winery on a beautiful estate with working winery and manor and they are now one of the leading wine estates in Chile.

Before the winery tour, you will spend the morning with one of Chile´s culinary grande dames- Pilar Rodriguez (who has a cooking studio on the wine estate) and enjoy a private cooking demonstration followed by lunch. This includes three courses plus dessert with ingredients sourced from local farmers, all high quality and seasonal foods paired of course with Viu Manent estate wines. After lunch, visit the wine cellars and finish with a tasting.

This afternoon then, switch gears and head to the mythical Clos Apalta (Casa Lapostolle) for a tour and tasting. French owned (by the descendents of the Grand Mariner liqueur, the Marnier family who also incidentally own the Chateau de Sancerre in Loire Valley), this estate features a cult winery, a luxury hotel with 4 suites (one of only a handful of Relais & Chateaux properties in South America) and a delicious pool with dramatic vistas of the vineyards below. Their motto is indeed “French in essence, Chilean by birth” and you will enjoy the best of Chilean hospitality and French panache. Nestled in a majestic landscape, amid lush flora, this luxury bolt hole is fabulous. Settle in and enjoy a gourmet dinner at Clos Apalta. Their icon wine is considered by many to be the premier wine of Chile.


Overnight: Luxury wine estate hotel, Casa Lapostolle- Colchagua wine country

Meals Included in Price: Full breakfast, lunch with wine, dinner with wine


Day Seven - Cachapoal Valley

Casa Lapostolle, Wine Hotel

Sublime views from your wine hotel, Casa Lapostolle

Take the morning off from wine tasting and immerse yourself in Chilean culture, learning about the country’s remarkable history. You’ll visit the privately owned and much loved Santa Cruz museum with a mind boggling collection of Chilean artifacts that cover Pre-Colombian Chile, the colonial period, Chile´s art and cultural tarditions, its independence, and even modern inventions and events like the rescue of the miners. From dinosaur bones to horse drawn carriages, this little museo is special and the visit compliments your week in the wine country beautifully and gives you a sense of place behind the wine labels.

Follow with a charming lunch at the excellent Casita Barreales, specializing in Peruvian dishes like ceviche and unexpectedly delicious simple preparations of tacu tacu (rice and lentils with chilli).

This afternoon then, you’ll privately tour the cult Polkura wine estate. Created by Sven Bruchfeld and Gonzalo Muñoz whose life ambition is to make the best syrah in the world. Located in the Marchigüe area at the Western end of the Colchagua Valley, this sub region is quite close to the sea and considered a cooler climate wine within the context of Colchagua. This was the ideal location to make Northern Rhone style Syrah and this newish winery (whose first vintage was only 2004) has gone from success to success. Apart from Syrah they are also making excellent examples of Malbec and Sauvignon Blanc. The wines here are simply delish, enjoy.

In the early evening, relax at the pool or go for a pre- dinner stroll in the vines. Dinner is at your wine hotel.


Overnight: Luxury wine estate hotel, Casa Lapostolle- Colchagua wine country

Meals Included in Price: Full breakfast, lunch with wine, dinner with wine


Day Eight - Holistic Wine Tasting at VIK

VIK Winery

Relaxed Wine Tour at VIK, Zen Chic

After a relaxing breakfast, get ready for your last day in Chile´s wine country, just on the other side of the hill in the Millahue Valley. And we have something special planned. Considered a best kept secret amongst Chilean wine conoscenti, the Viña VIK project is nothing short of extraordinary. Founded by Norwegian entrepreneur Alexander VI, no expense has been spared in creating a holistic approach to winemaking considering economic, social and cultural components. Man and nature as one. What does this all mean? Learn all about it on a private tour of this gorgeous estate and follow with a tasting of their top class blend. Highlight!

Your farewell lunch today is at the fine Altair wine estate, with jaw dropping views over the valley. This “Grand Cru winery” was originally a joint partnership between the Bordelais Chateau Dassault and the Viña San Pedro wine estate in Chile, but it is now exclusively Chilean owned. The name refers to a star in the Aquila (eagle) constellation that shines more than ten times brighter than the sun. This winery aspires to make the finest wine in Chile, and you can judge for yourself if they deserve the 94 points earned in Wine Advocate, we think they do!

After lunch, enjoy a full tour and tasting of their icon wines. Then return to Santiago in late afternoon and take advantage of a last free evening to pack and rest.


Overnight: Chic Boutique Hotel- Le Reve, Santiago

Meals Included in Price: Full breakfast, lunch with wine, dinner with wine


Day Nine - Buen Viaje!

Gorgeous Vineyards in Chile

Gorgeous Vineyards in Chile

Your private driver will take you to the airport in Santiago today for your outbound journey. Remember we can also organize combo trips should you like to pair the wine tour with adventure sports or skiing in Northern or Southern Chile (including Patagonia), ask us for more information.

Have a safe journey home!


Meals Included in Price: Full breakfast


Whats Included:

  • Accommodation for 8 nights in chic hotels and wine estates in Chile
  • 8 Full breakfasts
  • Private Airport Transfers and all transfers as per the itinerary by luxury Mercedes Viano or sedan, with English speaking chauffeur
  • Private local guide in Santiago
  • Private local guide in Valparaiso
  • Six exceptional dinners with wine pairings
  • Seven wonderful lunches with wines including family wine estates
  • 10 Private wine tours and tastings at premium estates with top staff (owners, winemakers, export and marketing managers, etc)
  • Chilean wine masterclass, private tasting with sommelier in Santiago
  • Private cooking demo and class
  • 1 keepsake itinerary with maps and ample information on Chile, food and drink, and all locations visited
  • Gourmet Gift
  • Welcome bottle of wine in room
  • All Local taxes

Whats Not Included:

  • Flights
  • Meals and Drinks not Specified
  • Personal Expenses such as Telephone, Minibar, etc
  • Tips and Gratuities (Guides, Restaurants, etc)
  • Travel Insurance (Strongly recommended)
  • Cancellation Insurance

Prices:

This is a SAMPLE TOUR ITINERARY. Please note that our private chauffeured luxury tours are totally customized to your needs and price varies according to the number of people in your group (please note tours require minimum 2 guests), specific suppliers included, number of services included,specific dates, transport type etc. Contact us today for more information and we would be delighted to get started on a tailor made detailed itinerary with pricing for you.

  • Final price depends on chosen style of accommodation and dining. Please contact us with your group size (minimum 2 guests, no maximum group size), travel dates and preferences and we will send you custom pricing.
  • Discounts available for larger groups
  • Please note that our tours are available upon demand for PRIVATE GROUPS and are not scheduled tours for mixed groups.

More Information:

All of our tours are available year round upon request for your private group of minimum 2 people. We organize unforgettable packages in Chile that include wine and adventure touring. If you would like us to customize a private high-end tour of Chile for you

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