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MAIPO VALLEY WINE TOUR

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“Expansive and varied Maipo Valley is nestled between two mountain ranges, the Andes and the Coastal Mountains and Chile’s capital, Santiago sits in the middle. Winemaking in the Maipo valley today ranges from tiny boutiques efforts to large-scale multimillion liter production centers, from nascent dreams to time- honored traditions, from industrial scale to biodynamic and everything in between”. Highlights: - Tour and wine tasting at Santa Rita Winery - Lunch at local restaurant with chilean food and wines - Tour and wine tasting at Perez Cruz Winery - Tour and wine tasting at Cousiño Macul winery - Maipo Valley and surroundings   Today we’ll head from your hotel at 9 AM towards Maipo Valley. Famous known for its Cabernet Sauvignon, we’ll visit a classic old school winery and a boutique one, Santa Rita and Perez Cruz.   The natural conditions of the Maipo Alto Valley for the production of red wines, led Perez Cruz to choose the best varieties for its terroir. The 140 hectares of vines are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenére, Merlot, Syrah, Malbec and Petit Verdot. The principal aim of Perez Cruz Vineyard is to produce fine wines, with a proper identity but that expressed all the qualities of the Maipo Alto, the cradle of the Chilean premium wines. We will tour around the vines and the production building including a tasting of two wines. Afterwards, we’ll continue to Santa Rita winery for tour and wine tasting of a Medalla Real Cabernet Sauvignon, a Chardonnay and a Sauvignon Blanc. Our lunch will be at a local restaurant where you’ll be able to enjoy traditional dishes awith Chilean great wines. Our last stop will be at Cousiño Macul winery for tour and wine tasting. You'll visit their cellar and see where the produce their icon wine, Lota. At the afternoon, we’ll start driving back from Maipo Valley to your hotel in Santiago arriving at 17:30 hrs aprox.

Duration: 8 hrs aprox Departures: From Tuesday to Sundays in private services Not included: tips and extra drinks or wines

It 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 - Lunch at a typical local restaurant - Bottle of water per person

Notes: Reservation is required and prices will depend on number of people touring -info@ecotours.cl

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