Colchagua Wine Valley

Named Wine Valley of the Year by Wine Enthusiast magazine for 2005, the Colchagua Valley is home to many of Chile's top red wines and the most developed tourism infrastructure.

Located just two and a half hours south of Chile’s Capital, Colchagua’s hot climate is due to the steep hills surrounding both sides of the valley that extend from the Pacific Coast east to the Andes. These hills block the cool breezes entering from the Pacific, trapping the daytime heat and making Colchagua a paradise for “big“ red wines, and, in particular, Carmenère, a variety that needs a lot of heat and sun to mature correctly. Syrah, Cabernet, and Malbec have also found their home in the valley. All these grape varieties express themselves quite differently than in other valleys, with ripe flavors, high alcohol levels (here they can top 15°), and tannins with a firm, silky feel that is almost like a chocolate candy.

This area is also well known as the home of the Chilean countryside. The Chilean rodeo can be experienced throughout the year as well the local music and dances, and, of course, the excellent food.

We invite you to visit the Colchagua Valley, discover its wineries, enjoy the hotel facilities in the area, as well as the variety of food and local culture.

Sportstour suggests:
 3 day (2 night) trip
 Arrival and departure transfers between Santiago airport and your hotel, as well as daily excursions.
 Wine tasting at selected wineries

Recommended activities:
 Visit the Colchagua Museum in Santa Cruz, which provides an intriguing insight into Chile’s indigenous Mapuche people, the Spanish conquistadors and even the adventures of the great Charles Darwin in Chile. The museum also has a room with the complete history of the famous 33 miners rescued in 2010
 Visit the workshop of a hat maker for the traditional huaso attire
 Enjoy a spa session with grape extracts
 Take part in the harvest
 Have lunch with a typical Chilean countryside family