Depart from your Santiago hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan to begin your journey into the lush environs of the city. Enjoy the scenic surroundings as you venture closer towards Santa Rita winery, located in the verdant valleys of the Maipo winemaking region.
Greet your winery guide in the sculpted gardens of the winery and embark upon a 1-hour tour admiring the colonial majesty of the buildings and gorgeous grandeur of the greenery. Gain insight into the intriguing history of the estate, learning about how it was the first place to grow European grape varieties in Chile; stop to admire a famous stone and mortar sculpture known as Bodega 1.
Enter the renowned Dona Paula Restaurant to discover the tale of rebellious soldiers and the refuge they sought within the establishment. Tantalize your taste buds by sampling the Santa Rita 120 wine, a variety that honors the rich history of the enclave. Savor the diverse flavor of three reserve wines, educating your palate to identify the distinct taste of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay and cabernet franc.
Enjoy a gentle stroll through the manicured gardens of the winery, exploring the on-site Andean museum or simply absorbing the tranquil ambience under the shade of a tree. Peruse the wine shop in search of special souvenirs before returning to your Santiago hotel in comfort.
Santa Rita Winery