ACONCAGUA VALLEY WINE TOUR
San Esteban Vineyard is located in central Chile, near the city of Los Andes, at the mountainous, eastern edge of the Aconcagua Valley. Our vineyards are beautifully situated along the Aconcagua River and over the foothills of the Andes Mountains, where sunny days and night breezes create the temperature variability needed to reach optimal ripeness of the grapes. A pioneer in hillside-vineyard planting, our Paidahuen estate offers the rocky soil and unique solar exposure necessary to obtain grapes rich in structure and character. The Aconcagua riverbed consists of fragments of drift stones from the Andes Mountains. The sandy texture of the soil restricts water retention, avoiding excessive vigor and favoring the concentration of aromas and tannins in the grapes. The total planted surface area is 120 hectares, including the following grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carmenére, Syrah, Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc, Mourvedre, Petit Verdot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier. Our next stop will be at an artisan house where you'll learn his craft and enjoy a local wine tastings made by our guide.
Our last stop will be Errázuriz winery. Their philosophy is best expressed by Don Maximiano who said, “From the best land, the best wine.” As an estate winery, Viña Errázuriz strives to produce the finest wines by controlling every stage of the winemaking process, from grape growing in the Aconcagua, Casablanca and Curicó valleys, to winemaking with the most natural techniques. An emphasis is placed on the delicate handling of the wines, with the aim of producing wines with elegance and complexity. It is his dynamism and passion for wine that has made Errázuriz such an internationally respected producer of quality wines. This two-hour adventure explores the wonders of hillside viticulture in the Valle de Aconcagua. You will walk all the way up to the top of our hillside LA CUMBRE vineyard and will enjoy the most spectacular, breathtaking views of the Valle de Aconcagua. En route we will discuss about viticulture and its importance in winemaking. The tour continues in the century-old Errázuriz cellars where you will see how we age our very finest wines. You will then taste a selection of three Premium wines from the Valle de Aconcagua. To ends your visit, you'll enjoy an unforgettable lunch at Errazuriz restaurant paried with their best wines. After lunch ends, we'll return back to your hotel in Santiago
Duration: 8 hrs aprox Departures: Tuesday to Sunday in private services at morning Not included: Tips and extra drinks or wines Transportation: In spacious, clean, air conditioned and comfortable vehicle with a professional driver. Guide: Professional bilingual guide. Not included: Tips and extra drinks or wines
Program includes - A private professional English speaking tour guide - Transportation in spacious, clean, air conditioned and comfortable vehicle with a professional driver. - Tour and wine tastings “ Reserve wines “ - A typical lunch at the winery Errazuriz - Wine tasting on route - Bottle of water per person
Notes: Reservation is required and prices will depend on number of people touring and level of wines being tasted – firstname.lastname@example.org