Chile’s capital has become one of the most visited cities in South America. Surrounded by the beautiful Andes mountain range, Santiago is a cosmopolitan metropolis full of life, culture, and diversity. This city is a fine base for tourists with a taste for wine. Many of the country’s best wine-producing valleys and vineyards are just a just a short ride away. Starting with spanish steps from 16th and full of french influences including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Sauvignon Blanc as main grape varieties. Totally worth it to spend some time exploring all the bodegas around!
We can provide you a tour to the famous Maipo Valley which the closest wine region to Santiago. More than 7,000 acres of vineyards half of the vineyards produce Cabernet Sauvignon. Vineyards in the Central Maipo also produce Carmenere wines, while some white wines, mostly Sauvignon Blanc, come out of the Pacific Maipo (the valley’s coastal third).
A bit further you can also reach Casablanca Valley. It’s a relatively new wine region, having developed in the 1980s. Coastal breezes keep the cool climate and morning fogs provide are a goo combo. This leads to good conditions to grow white grapes, particularly Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.
The Colchagua Valley has a unique terroir: the soil, topography, climate and overall environment. Located in the South of Santiago generally warm climate cooled by ocean breezes; it’s dry but has just the right amount of rainfall and enough rivers to provide moisture. a relatively new wine growing region in Chile, but produces a number of prominent red wines, primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere and Syrah.
For more information about Chilean Wine Regions you can find it here in Wines of chile.