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If you’re an adventurous and curious wine lover, this tour is perfect for you. Your local guide will be taking you to some of the most innovative wineries in the country, both of which are constantly testing out new winemaking techniques. You’ll start your day at Emiliana Vineyards, the first organic and biodynamic winery in Chile. The winery is beautiful, unique and filled with alpacas, sheep and chicken. As you tour the vineyard, you’ll learn about the history of the winery and its holistic philosophies of wine and the land. After learning about the vineyard, you’ll participate in a tasting of Emiliana’s beloved wines.
Your second stop will be at Bodegas RE. This 9-generation family-owned winery still uses old-school techniques of winemaking. The family-added clay to their fermentation process for a more traditional wine with bold and surprising flavors. During the tour, you’ll not only see the vines but also the fruits that make their liquors and balsamic vinegar. Your tasting is complete with homemade bread, cheese, and olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dipping. These snacks pair wonderfully with their unique wines.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite, your local guide will take you to a hidden gem of Casablanca Valley for lunch. It’s said that all the winemakers hold meetings here. You’ll head back to the city after a delicious meal and maybe even some pairing tips from the winemakers themselves.
Must be 18 years or older to participate in the wine tasting
Throughout my life, I’ve had a variety of jobs. I worked as an English teacher for 8 years and at an engineering company for 4. The one common factor between those jobs was that when foreign visitors would come, I was always the employee in charge of showing them around Santiago.
As I was born and raised in this city, I knew it better than any of my coworkers. The more tours I gave, the more I loved it. I was the only native on the teaching staff, so I started giving tours to our students as well. After a few years, teaching became monotonous. But every time I gave a tour, I got a chance to try out a new restaurant or really explore a new area of my own city. I decided to go after this exciting and unique opportunity. I worked for a few tour companies for 2 years and eventually became an independent guide. I work with small to medium sized groups because I love really getting to know people. My teaching skills have been really helpful in my new career. I’ve always loved teaching people new things. Every goodbye with my new found friends are hard, but ultimately this is the most rewarding job I’ve ever had.
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