ODA AL VINO 5 days & 4 nights

ODA AL VINO 5D/4N DELUXE

DAY 1

OFF BEATEN TRACK’S BEST WINES

THE CARMENERE ROUTE

Alchemy and Maturana wineries

We will pick you up from the international airport and drive to el Tambo area  by  San Fernando city there to visit the winery Maturana. Born after the tremendous earthquake that rocked Chile in 2010, Maturana wines is the small scale project of Javier Maturana Lanza, together with his son José Ignacio, to develop wines of exceptional quality with a unique sense of place.

 Each step has been carefully thought through, hand crafting the selection of grapes considered good enough during the harvest, to produce an artisanal wine which faithfully represents their work ethic.

As they use to tell, “there are no recipes here… just the unwavering urge to create wines like no others”

Vineyards were carefully selected according to their natural geographical and climatic characteristics, together with soil structure, which allows us to have a sense of place and identity.

Grapes must have good skin and tannic ripeness, be healthy, and have a maximum of fruit expression when harvesting. This is done via berry tasting at the vineyard to thus obtain fresh, unique wines with character and great ageing potential.

The cellar is geared to take complete advantage of the natural beauty of the grapes we have selected and to leave their unique characteristics unaltered when they are made into wine. Very small stainless steel tanks have been specially designed to be able to process the grapes with minimum intervention during their fermentation process; and, under an absolutely controlled system of supervision.

Grapes are hand harvested during the early hours of the morning in 7kgs trays, to maintain the natural freshness and to avoid the skin splitting. This is where the manual process starts, followed by de-twigging and all the fermentation & ageing processes carried out by hand, without mechanical intervention of pumps which might alter the natural and original conditions of the grapes

The owner and winemaker will take you through the process of winemaking of an exclusive wine over 92 points .We will share with the family a great tasting with local cheese and dry fruits. Our experience continue to the Almahue valley to the Cachapoal region The owner/winemaker North American Alphonse DeRose of DeRose Vineyards in Monterrey they produces famous 125 year-old vine Zinfandel and Negrette. He said : “ This Chilean project started after an evening of music, wine and conversation among friends while he was working at a winery in Chile. The idea was to spare no effort and make an exceptional, completely hand-made wine at an exceptional price by marrying modern vineyard and winemaking techniques with old vine grapes. He has worked intensively with the local grape growers to implement meticulous vineyard management techniques that were unfamiliar to them, like heavy leaf plucking, shoot positioning and dropping of fruit, to ensure the highest quality fruit possible. Part of the secret to this wine’s quality was the creation of a highly skilled, low cost local labor force through intensive training in advanced viticulture and the vinification techniques.
The grapes are grown in gravelly, sandy, light clay soil in the Almahue sub-zone in the Cachapoal Valley zone in the Rapel sub-region in the Central Valley region south of Santiago in the Entre Cordilleras area. The individual grapes are hand-picked at optimal ripeness, one at a time or in small bunches, followed by a natural yeast fermentation in small fermenters. There is typically a seven day maceration. The wine is aged for twelve months in 20% new French oak.
And what a wine! So smooth and supple, it lithely glides through the mouth, coating with rich flavor and sensuous texture. There are bright berry aromas and flavors, with the slightest hint of herbs and earth to remind you that it is Carménère and not Merlot. There is good natural acidity to keep everything vibrant and alive. And the tannins are very silky and smooth. The finish is rich and satisfying. Only 250 cases made”.We will tour the área with the winemaker and enjoy sharing and learning while you enjoy a great tasting with some local cheese and then a in their great gardens’ house we will enjoy lunch made by them with locals. Then we will continue to Santa Cruz town to overnight.

It includes: 

  • A private professional English speaking driverguide
  • Transportation in spacious, clean, air conditioned and comfortable vehicle with a professional driver license.
  • Pick up from international airport and transfer to Colchagua valley
  • Toll roads
  • Private Tour and wine tastings Alquemy winery
  • Local Chilean lunch with wine at the Alquemy Winery
  • Private tour and wine tasting in Maturana winery
  • Overnight hotel boutique
  • Bottled of water per person

 

Not included: 

  • Gratuities for driverguide
  • Tips in restaurants

 

DAY 2

PREMIUM APALTA VALLEY

Neyen,Ventisquero,Apalta D’vino

 

In the morning ,you are going to visit the boutique winery Neyen, The Neyen de Apalta winery is the perfect blend of tradition and modernity. In the native Mapudungun language, Neyen means “spirit”, The Carmenère and Cabernet Sauvignon vines were planted in 1890 now they produce excellent fruit due to their deep roots and natural balance, allowing them to reap the benefits that come with the richness and elegance of the passage of time. In the tour they will allow you to appreciate their hundred-year-old grapevines dating back to late nineteenth century, as well as both, its modern vinification winery, and the historical cellar ending with a vertical wine tasting of its icon wine Neyen.Then we will continue to a Great project Apalta D’vino a lodge with the best overview of the Apalta valley,there we will enjoy a lecture and greatwines , then  we will go to have a local unique great lunch ending up overlooking the sunset with the best wines of Ventisquero winery,back to Santa Cruz.

Duration:

Departure from Hotel in the morning

From 09:40 hrs to 17: 00 hrs.

It includes: 

  • A private professional English speaking driver-guide
  • Transportation in spacious, clean, air conditioned and comfortable vehicle with a professional driver license.
  • Toll roads
  • Wine tasting in Apalta D’vino
  • Premium wine tasting in Ventisquero
  • Vertical wine tastings in Neyen winery
  • Lunch in Viu Mannent or Fuegos de Apalta
  • Overnight hotel Santa Cruz
  • Dinner in casa colchagua
  • Bottled of water 

Not included:

  • Gratuities for driverguide
  • Tips in the retaurants

DAY 3

SAN ANTONIO VALLEY

Casa Marin and Matetic wineries

In the morning we will go through different towns toward the Coastal range and the San Antonio seaport ,we will get to a town call Lo Abarca ,here we will visit Casa Marín ,this is a family-owned winery located in the San Antonio appellation, only 4 kms. from the coast. It is currently Chile's closest vineyard to the Pacific Ocean. It was founded in the year 2000 by Maria Luz Marín, winemaker and entrepreneur, whose goal of providing innovation to the local wine industry is being accomplished by her focus on premium wines which are a reality with the new “terroir.”

It has been described as one of the “most daring and innovative” vineyards in the country. Surrounded by the steep hills of the Chilean coastal mountains, the unique microclimate and wide variety of soils found here give birth to a “terroir” recently discovered for the viticulture of fine wines. The first 25 hectares were planted with Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris, Gewürztraminer, and Riesling.

Chilean and British winemakers comprise a dedicated team who has contributed their know-how to the production of truly outstanding wines. In the year 2008 received 92 points in the Wine Spectator for its Syrah, well we will tour the winery and do a wine tasting having a great view of the coastal rages´ slopes. We will continue to our next stop at “El Sauce “ for a special 100% local lunch, their service is characterized by their family atmosphere and using their own vegetable and meat for  cooking. All the products are grown in their organic gardens and are handcrafted by them ,you will try their great vegetables and its  BBQ pork  with a great wine that will go along with it.Our final stop will be at the Matetic Winery , by the town of Rosario. This winery is a state-of-the-art winemaking facility  constructed so as to complement its glorious setting. In other words, harmony has been reached between the winery´s organic agricutural practices and the natural landscape of the valley. This winery, which has a 300 thousand-liter capacity, relies on a gravitational-flow design that optimizes management of the grapes brought in from the nearby vineyards. During a tour you will learn about the different phases of wine production while appreciating stunning views of the vineyards and the beautiful Rosario Valley. With its maritime influence, cold nights and temperate days, Rosario Valley is putting out fine red wines-and challenging the myth that quality red wines can only be produced in warm climates. You will have the chance to be part of an exclusive wine tour and tasting to discover the various stages of wine production and to enjoy the outstandingly beautiful natural surroundings.After that you will stay overnight at its Casona (Hotel) ,wait until dinner is served and enjoy the ocean of stars by the swimminpool.

Duration: 

Departure from Hotel in the morning

From 09:00 hrs to 17: 00 hrs.

 

It includes: 

  • A private professional English speaking driverguide
  • Transportation in spacious, clean, air conditioned and comfortable vehicle with a professional driver license.
  • Toll roads
  • Tour and wine tastings in Casa Marin winery
  • A traditional lunch at El Sauce
  • Tour and Wine tastings in Matetic winery
  • Dinner in Casona de Matetic
  • Overnight at the Casona of Matetic
  • Bottled of water

Not included:

  • Gratuities for driverguide
  • Tips in the restaurant

DAY 4

BOUTIQUE AND TRADITIONAL’S FACE OF CASABLANCA VALLEY

Casas del Bosque,Emiliana Organic and Bodegas RE Wineries

We will drive north –west of Santiago one hour to a local Stop at the Curacaví valley in order to see  how they make and try one of the most typical dishes of Chile, Empanadas, the best ones of our country are made there with the old fashion way, in adobe ovens. You can have an exclusive outdoors tasting along this great dish.Then we will continue the Casablanca Valley to visit Casas Del Bosque, this winery is located 70 km from Santiago, the capital of Chile, and 30 km from one of the principal ports of Chile, Valparaiso. It was conceived in 1993 to be a family boutique winery exclusively oriented to the production of e high quality wines. Casas Del Bosque has its own vineyards in the Casablanca Valley, a privileged place for premium wine production. It guarantees that their  entire grape production and all its treatment is carefully handled and controlled by them, leading to the highest quality. Currently, Casas del Bosque has 245 productive hectares of white vines, Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc, and red vines, Merlot, Carmenere, Syrah and Pinot Noir. Additionally, Besides, there are 13 hectares in the Rapel Valley, with Cabernet Sauvignon grapevines, many of which are 35 years or older. There ,we will tour the facilities and do a tasting of their great  wines .After that we will go to the organic winery, Emiliana began in 1986; one of its primary concerns has been the care and management of the land. This is essential for complying with the basic Emiliana premise: “Quality begins in the vineyard.” Viñedos Emiliana employs this philosophy, technology, and its many years of experience to produce high quality fruit with minimum impact on the environment, which leads it to follow the concepts of Emiliana. Under the Organic concept, the vineyard is considered to be a living resource, with an own balance that must be preserved. Because of this, the ground nutrients are generated in the same field. The Emiliana Organic spirit is sustained in the caring and absolute dedication for the vineyard and the strong commitment for the environment, achieving like this the maximum Terroir expression, preserving all the grape’s peculiarities and obtaining a result of extraordinary quality.Emiliana Vineyards invites you to a unique and unforgettable experience where you will enjoy the beautiful and natural surroundings of their gardens and organic vineyard. Additionally, they invite you to participate in great wine pairing ,lunch with their internationally recognized and award winning premier red and white organic wines. Then we will continue our journey to  Bodegas RE to see how the  man is using modernity and technology  to look back to ancestry, to nature and the earth Like Pablo Morande(,pioneered in wine production in Casablanca Valley), said, “In my winery, these tanks [concrete pods], similar to primitive ones, are a search for history and beauty. However, they have all the tools of a modern tank.Apart from looking for a beautiful, good, natural wine, there is the concept that things can be done in a simple form – almost watching the wine being made. They did it 6,000 years ago; I'm just putting it into the context of the 21st century, still respecting what they did then. This is what our wine RE is all about”.We will taste their wines and then we will continue to Valparaiso

 

Duration:

Departure from Hotel in the morning

From 09:00 hrs to 17: 00 hrs. 

 

It includes:

  • A private professional English speaking driverguide
  • Transportation in spacious, clean, air conditioned and comfortable vehicle with a professional driver license.
  • Toll roads
  • Organic Wine tasting in Emiliana winery
  • Tour and wine tastings in Casas del Bosque
  • Lunch in Tanino, Casas del Bosque
  • Wine tastings in RE
  • Transfer to Valparaiso
  • Overnight at boutique hotel
  • A professional wine drop stops with the Chilean wine lover´s logo
  • Bottled of water per person

Not included:

  • Gratuities for driverguide
  • Tips in restaurants 

DAY 5

VALPARAISO REGION

VALPARAISO ,VIÑA DEL MAR AND QUINTAY VILLAGE

In the morning we will make a walking tour of Valparaiso, the main port of Chile, it was discovered in 1536 by Juan de Saavedra a member of the expedition to Chile led by Diego de Almagro. He could never have imagined that the country he saw to be name Valparaiso, would develop into the bustling and legendary city that is today. The most important and picturesque port of Chile and the Western seaboard of South America. Entering by Pedro Montt, seeing the main Congress of Chile, Italian Square, Victoria Square and main square Plaza Soto Mayor , stop for a picture. We will ride in its famous 19th-century funicular elevators to the top of the hill to the 21 de mayo look out to see the best overview of the bay enjoy the spontaneous architecture, we will get to the recently designated a UNESCO World Heritage, and discovered the labyrinths and their staircases, quiet corners and secrets; it is where the charm of the past blends with the taste and color of the port and the daily life of the inhabitants. Along the Brazil Avenue  we will get to the Coastal road to move to the other face of the coin, The jumble of colorful homes cascading down the hills of Valparaiso is an astonishing contrast to Viña, with its robust economy, high rise apartments and manicured lawns is a modern Resort with beautiful beaches and landscape , we will visit the Flower Clock symbol of the city, and along the coast you will get to the Casino , Colombia Square, following the San Martin Avenue you see the Museum of Cannon on the Beach and finally get to the best beaches Reñaca a little town  where its architecture  and the Sports call the attention to many tourist . Visit to the look out Rocas Oceanicas and the main Square Francisco Vergara.Then we will visit “ Caleta quintay “,The Loco (Chilean Abalone) is probably one of the most important and sought out Shellfish in Chile's traditional gourmet seafood. The majority of Loco's are harvested in sustainably managed and nationally protected areas. The first protected areas, managed comercially within environmental and sustainable parameters was created in Quintay, located 122 kilometers from Santiago and 47 kilometers from Valparaiso.  

Though very hard to reach, Caleta Quintay is a unique and pristine place. Its fishing organization has persisted a couple of generations and is made up of a very united group of organized families. In Chile Caleta Quintay is  considered a pioneering organization in seafood sustainability and commercial management of natural resources.There are great restaurants overlooking the sea and many areas to discover by foot.

We will visit its Museum and its beautiful beaches on our way back to Santiago we will stop at Curacavi town to see and taste the tradition in Millahue where all locals stop for a nice Chilenito.Back to Santiago’s airport.

Duration:
Departure from Hotel in the morning
From 10:00 hrs to 19: 00 hrs. at the airport

Included:

  • A private professional English speaking driverguide
  • Transportation in spacious, clean, air conditioned and comfortable vehicle with a professional driver license.
  • Tour in Valparaiso by foot
  • Entrance of one the an ascensor
  • Toll roads
  • Local lunch in Quintay village
  • Visit to Millahue
  • Bottled of water per person

Not included:

  • Gratuities for driverguide
  • Lunch and tips in the restaurants

Total Program:  Premium Oda al vino 5D/4N

Price per person USD$ 2190 based on 6 people