Colchagua in Chile

Located about 180 km south of Santiago de Chile, the Colchagua Valley is home to some of Chile’s most prestigious wineries producing internationally acclaimed Cabernet, Carménère, Syrah, and Malbec. Nestled between the Andes and Costal Mountain Ranges, the region offers not only wine tastings and tours to the diverse vineyards, but also a beautiful rolling landscape ideal for hiking, horseback riding and pure relaxation.f1fs17

Highlights

  • Wine Tours
  • Vineyards
  • Delicious Red Wine

 Things to do

Half Day Colchagua Museum

Situated in the town of Santa Cruz in the heart of the Colchagua Valley is the Colchagua Museum. Created in 1995 by Carlos Cardoen Cornejo, the objective of the museum is to investigate, conserve and promote the cultural heritage of the Americas. At your own pace, independently explore the museum viewing the diverse collections such as fossils collection, pre-Colombian art, and the history of Colchagua. (Suggested 2 to 3 hours at the museum. Independent activity, with audio-guide in English. Private Transfer to museum.)

Full Day Wine Visit Regular from Colchagua

On this full day tour visit two wineries in the Colchagua Valley. Along with the Maipo Valley, Colchagua is one of Chile’s best known and important wine regions. Known for its Malbecs, Cabernet Sauvignons, and Syrahs, Wine Enthusiast Magazine named the valley the ‘World’s Best Wine Region’ for 2005. First tour Viu Manent, founded and run by Miguel Viu Manent and his family. Enjoy a carriage ride through the vineyards and learn about their wine production and enjoy a tasting of their finest vintages. Have lunch at Rayuela Restaurant located at Viu Manent taking in the stunning vineyard and mountain views and you enjoy traditional Chilean cuisine. In the afternoon visit Lapostolle Winery’s exclusive boutique winery, Clos Apalta. Founded in 1994 by Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle and her husband Cyril de Bournet, Clos Apalta produces top quality wine in their architecturally unique winery. (Approximately from 10:00 to 16:00. Private Transfer to each winery, Wine Tastings in Group. Lunch Included.)

Full Day Wine Visit Premium from Colchagua

On this full day tour visit two wineries in the Colchagua Valley. Along with the Maipo Valley, Colchagua is one of Chile’s best known and important wine regions. Known for its Malbecs, Cabernet Sauvignons, and Syrahs, Wine Enthusiast Magazine named the valley the ‘World’s Best Wine Region’ for 2005. First tour Viu Manent, founded and run by Miguel Viu Manent and his family. Enjoy a carriage ride through the vineyards and learn about their wine production and enjoy a tasting of their finest vintages. Visit Lapostolle Winery where you will enjoy a gourmet lunch at Lapostolle’s restaurant overlooking the vineyards spread out in the valley beneath you. After lunch visit Lapostolle’s exclusive boutique winery, Clos Apalta founded by Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle and her husband Cyril de Bournet 1994. As a member of the Mariner Lapostolle family who produce the world famous Grand Mariner liqueur, Madame Alexandra produces top quality wine at the Clos Apalta Winery, an architectural gem. (Approximately from 10:00 to 16:00. Private Transfer to each winery, Wine Tastings in Group. Lunch Included.)

Included Activities at Lapostolle

During your stay at Lapostolle enjoy a private tour and tasting at Clos Apalta Winery, which includes a visit to the owner’s private wine cellar. Also visit neighboring wineries in the Apalta Valley. Explore the beauty of Chilean wine country with mountain bike rides through the vineyards and hiking in the surrounding native forests and hillsides. For more detailed information on all the activities offered by Lapostolle Residence, please visit their website: http://en.lapostolle.com/lapostolle-residence/residence/

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