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The Wine Valleys

Nestled amongst the rolling valleys of the Andes and Chile’s coastal range, the central valleys produce some of South America’s finest wines which are rapidly gaining recognition the world over. With age-old vines brought over by the conquistadors in the 16th century combined with a favourable Mediterranean climate, Chile is now the 5th largest exporter of wines in the world and most famous for its signature Carmenère grapes. For visitors, the key valleys are all in easy reach of Santiago and each specialise in different varieties, perfect for wine-tasting tours. Among the most popular, the Colchagua and Maipo Valley, close to the high Andes, produce world-class Cabernet Sauvignon while heading south, Curicó delivers sumptuous Chardonnays. Best of all, a number of traditional wineries have thrown open their doors to tourism creating beautiful boutique hotels, the perfect base to explore the valleys and enjoy delicious cuisine amidst award-winning vintages.

Come harvest, between late February and March, the wine valleys explode into life and coincide with traditional festivals, music and rodeos, a wonderful highlight to any trip to South America! 

The Wine Valleys Hotels

$$$$$ Viña Vik The Wine Valleys

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Sheltered within the lush hills of the Millalhue Valley (“Place of Gold” in native Mapuche) some 3 hours’ drive south of Santiago, Viña Vik is one of Chile’s newest and most coveted wineries, a...

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$$$$$ Lapostolle Residence The Wine Valleys


Nestled into the hillside of Chile’s coastal range with extraordinary views of rolling vines, the Lapostolle Residence is a sumptuous retreat at the heart of the award-winning Clos Apalta vineyard,...

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$$$$ La Casona de Matetic The Wine Valleys

Nestled amidst the rolling vines of the Rosario Valley 1½ hours’ drive from Santiago, La Casona de Matetic is a century-old, colonial estancia and sumptuous wine retreat at the heart of the cutting...

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$$$$ Casa Silva The Wine Valleys

Set amidst rolling vines at the heart of the Colchagua Valley, the Casa Silva is a charming estate, steeped in family history, just 2 hours south of Chile’s capital.  Throwing its doors open to the...

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$$$ Hotel Terra Viña The Wine Valleys

Three hours south of Santiago close to the town of Santa Cruz, the Terra Viña lies at the heart of the Colchagua Valley, an immaculate colonial style hotel immersed in vineyards set against the...

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