We will drive to the west area of Santiago toward the Maipo valley, there we will visit the winery Francisco Undurraga was one of the pioneers in the Chilean viticulture and winemaking. In 1882 he acquired an agriculture estate 34 kilometers away from Santiago, in the province of Talagante where he planted vines which he had brought personally from Europe in lead capsules in order to resist the passage through the tropics. The first shipment were made to United States in 1903. At present Viña Undurraga exports its wine to more than 70 countries in the five continents. The gardens-designed by the renowned French landscaper Pierre Dubois, the modern vilification plant and the underground cellars go along with their traditions and style of wines Then we will do a great tasting of their wines and continue our exploring to the artisan’s village of Pomaire famous for its local pottery & their local food for its organic growing. Here we will have a GREAT Chilean lunch and then walk along the local street full of people making art out of clay. After this shower of culture and good times we will visit the winery Odfell. Over 25 years ago, the pioneering Norwegian Armador, (ship owner) Dan Odfjell discovered and felt in love with a small corner of the famous Maipo Valley, Chile. Born of rain in Bergen, Norway, he could not resist the attraction of the austral sun in this Virgilian setting. Odfjell’s quest is to make wines that are a true expression of the terroir. Their low-yield vineyards are handled with individual care. They hand-pick the grapes in order to ensure the fruit arrives at the winery as intact as possible.
They started planting vineyards in their Maipo Estate in 1994. Today, after 20 years, they have 85 hectares planted in Maipo. Including their vineyards in Cauquenes, Lontué, and Colchagua, they have a total surface area of 115 hectares being cultivated, planted with a wide array of grape varieties, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carmenère, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and old Carignan vines from Cauquenes.
Odfjell is committed to being a leader in progressive vineyard management, and they are dedicated to elevating the image and practice of viticulture in Chile. The goal of this work is to produce the best possible wines in the vineyards, while maintaining our long-term commitment to sustainable agriculture and environmental winemaking practices. For this reason, their vineyards are 100% organic and they have also recently begun biodynamic farming.
Armador Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 from Odfjell Vineyards just got 90 points in the prestigious American magazine Wine Spectator, transforming this Chilean wine in one of the most awarded in the history of the Odfjell Norwegian shipowners winery.
Besides of the recent Wine Spectator score, add to this outstanding harvest the 92 points given by James Suckling, 91 points in Wine & Spirit, being part of the list of "Top 100 of the Year" and at a local level, 92 points in the guide 'Descorchados' written by the renowned journalist Patricio Tapia. We will visit the installations and experience their wines overlooking the view of the Maipo valley, then we will take you back to Santiago .
- A private professional English speaking driver guide
- Transportation in spacious, clean, air conditioned and comfortable vehicle with a professional driver.
- Tour and tastings in Undurraga winery
- Tour and Wine tasting in Odffjell
- A Chilean Food lunch with in Pomaire
- A professional wine drop stop with the Chilean wine lover´s logo
- Bottled of water
- Tips for driver guide
Departure from Hotel in the morning
From 9:00 hrs to 17: 00 hrs. aprox.
Price per person USD$175°° up to 7 people