Wine lovers have their list of dream vineyard vacations. Chile’s Casablanca Valley’s young and vibrant wine scene should top any connoisseur’s list. Patricia, an expert wine fanatic, will take you around the valley to taste some of the greatest wines. Each of the five vineyards you will visit has its own unique history and personality. Some are traditional family-owned businesses while others are modern and experimental ventures, but what each has in common are their delicious wines. Patricia will take you to tastings and lunches with wine pairings. You’ll leave this trip with new favorite wines.
Patricia will pick you up in Santiago to embark on your wine adventure. Your first stop will at at Kingston Family Vineyard for a tasting. Next, you’ll visit Bodegas RE, one of the trendiest vineyards in the valley. Your third tasting of the day will be at Loma Larga Vineyard. After a few glasses, you’ll be ready for a delicious lunch at Casa Marin. This traditional Chilean meal will also be paired with some local wines. Patricia will bring you to your bed and breakfast in Cartagena and the rest of your night will be free to explore.
Start your second day of tastings with a hearty breakfast at Patio Ferreiro. Then head off to Colchagua Valley for your second day of wine tastings. Known for its red wines, this valley was listed as the best in the world by Wine Spectator magazine in 2005. To this day, it’s a top destination in Chile. Your first tasting will be at Laura Harwig. At your next stop at Neyen Winery, you’ll do a vertical tasting. This is an unqiue way of tasting wines from consecutive years to see how the taste develops over time. Lunch will be served at La Rayuela restaurant at Vie Manent winery. Enjoy your last sips of wine here before heading back to Santiago.
Must be 18 years or older to participate in wine tastings
Born and raised in Santiago, Chile, I have a passion for showing visitors around my beautiful country. Ever since I was young, I always knew I wanted a job where I would meet people from around the world and discover new things. During my university studies, I focused on architecture and translation, combining my love of art, humanities, and language into one. After I graduated, I became a translator, and from then on, I was hooked on tourism. Working with tour guides made me realize just how much I, too, wanted to show off my favorite parts of the country, like Chile’s scenic vineyards, fascinating cultures, and ancient history.
Throughout my years as a guide, I have never grown tired of sharing my knowledge for the region, and I’ve loved learning new things from the people I’ve met along the way. During my tours, I can show you the incredible flora and fauna in the Andes, what the country was like before it was named Chile, and how the region’s finest wines are made. I believe history should be interactive and fun, which is why my country is my classroom. Let me share with you my unique perspective, and I promise that you will truly get to experience Chile’s intriguing past and how it has led to its colorful present.