Missed your chance to plan a visit to the U.S. wine regions during harvest season? Head to Chile during the southern hemisphere’s summer months, November through March, to enjoy a customizable tour of Chile’s wine regions. For optimum harvest fun, visit during February or March.
Fly into Santiago (SCL), the perfect base for visiting the surrounding wine regions.
The Maipo Valley is about an hour’s drive from the city. Pick from quite a few wineries to see during your tour, many of whom are famous for their Cabernet Sauvignons and Syrahs.
If you prefer white wine, you’ll want to head to Casablanca Valley, where a handful of wineries are known for Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.
If you like small wineries that offer a unique experience you won’t find anywhere else, drive a few hours north of Santiago to the Aconcagua Valley. While you’ll find several wineries, you’ll also enjoy the gorgeous scenery the valley is known for, including La Campana National Park and Termas de Jahuel hot springs.
Another nearby valley offering great wines plus even more attractions is Colchagua, the origin destination of Chilean cowboy culture. Explore the area’s historic traditions and bustling food scene, in addition to the array of red wines and annual harvest festival.
If you’d rather someone else take care of all the planning, you can find many tour operators in the region who can either guide you around a particular area, or create a custom itinerary based on your interests.
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