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From Carménère to Chardonnay, Chile is famous for its world-class wines. Visit not one, but two, of Chile's most celebrated valleys, Colchagua Valley and Casablanca Valley, and uncover the secret behind the vines. On both days, you will head to a different valley, tour two of its best, most unique, vineyards, and of course, participate in exclusive wine tastings. You'll also get to taste classic Chilean food, as you indulge in gourmet lunches with wine pairings. Discover how both innovative and traditional winemaking techniques can bring out the incredible natural resources of the land, producing some of the finest wines. This two-day tour will not only give you the chance to taste the country's diverse array of wines, but also learn about the passion that goes into making the flavors come to life.
Day 1: Touring the emblematic Colchagua Valley
One of Chile’s most iconic wine producing regions, the Colchagua Valley is known not only for the quantity of wine it produces but also the types. Specifically, the region grows Chile’s most emblematic grape, Carménère. Join Chilean Local Guides, Felipe or Elise, as they take you to this sprawling valley, full of some of Chile’s finest Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and of course Carménère. On this tour, you’ll experience two distinguished vineyards, visiting both a small traditional winery and an innovative large-scale one as well.
Day 2: Visit the innovative Casablanca Valley
Just an hour outside of Santiago, the Casablanca Valley is a relatively young wine producing region for Chile, yet today it is home to some of the country’s most celebrated vineyards. Using the latest in winemaking techniques, the valley takes advantage of its cool climate to produce Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah. A relaxed day of wine and culture, discover why how this innovative valley has been elevated to fame.
Born and raised in Santiago, Chile, I’ve always had a passion for Chilean history. In fact, one of my favorite parts of being a guide is volunteering each year during “National Monuments Day,” where I get to teach locals facts that even they may not know about their city’s most historic buildings.
I first decided to become a guide because of my interest in world affairs, history, and intercultural exchange. I thought it would be a great way to meet people and learn about different countries, while also teaching them a bit about my own country. For the past six years, I’ve been doing just that. My job in tourism has given me the opportunity to work in the largest winery in Chile, where I led the training of other guides and helped host private events. During my time there, I was able to develop a keen appreciation and passion for Chilean wines. All these interests - wine, history, and global affairs - have converged into tourism, creating the perfect combination of my passions!
Born and raised in Santiago, I’ve always loved this city. Yet, it wasn’t until a six-month stay in the USA that I realized how much I wanted to become a guide. During this trip, I saw so many beautiful places, and it made me want to share the beauties of my own country. I have also always been interested in music and various different forms of art. Therefore, during my tours, I often incorporate fun facts about art, music, and pop culture along with my overview of Chilean history. I hope that this approach will help create unforgettable experiences that’ll make people fall in love with Chile.
Tourism has not only given me my dream job, but it has also provided me with amazing opportunities to fall even more in love with my own country. For six years, I even got to live and work in southern Patagonia, where I developed my passion for indigenous culture and nature. After working in Patagonia, I knew it was time to return to Santiago so I could show off my home city to incoming travelers. As a Local Guide, I hope that I can use this industry, which has given me so much, not only to show travelers around, but also as a way to promote and protect our history, culture, and land.
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