With its colorful houses tumbling down the hillside to the port and its historic center designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Valparaiso is one of the most picturesque towns along Chile’s Pacific Coast. Here are your options for touring Valparaiso from Santiago.
Santa Rita Winery (Viña Santa Rita)
Camino Padre Hurtado 0695, Alto Jahuel, Chile
A tour of Santa Rita Winery and vineyard offers a chance to experience the country’s deep wine roots. Take advantage of the winery's tours, from classic tasting tours and cellar visits to vineyard cycling excursions, picnics amid the vines, or experiences that allow you to design your own blend. Santa Rita Winery is often included on wine tours of Maipo Valley, which stop at multiple wineries and are typically led by a certified sommelier.
This was a superb tour.Our driver was very prompt and polite and most helpful.The wine tour itself was very informative and lots of fun
Patricia_C, Feb 2020
Things to Know Before You Go
Remember to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat for time spent out in the vineyards.
Tours of the winery typically last anywhere from one to three hours and include samples of the winery’s red and white vintages.
The legal drinking age in Chile is 18, though children are welcome on tours and are offered a juice tasting.
The winery accepts major credit cards and Chilean pesos.
All tours are wheelchair accessible, and the winery has an electric minibus to help transfer you from the parking lot to the visitor center.
How to Get There
Santa Rita Winery is located 9 miles (15 kilometers) from Santiago. To get there by public transportation, take metro Line 1 to Los Héroes station and transfer to Bus 5010 toward Buin. For ease, visit on a guided tour with included transportation.
When to Get There
The winery is open Tuesday to Sunday. Plan to arrive 20 minutes before your tour is scheduled to begin. The busiest time to visit tends to be in April (autumn in the Southern Hemisphere) for the annual grape harvest.
The Andean Museum
The Santa Rita Winery is home to the Andean Museum (Museo Andino), a museum showcasing a collection of some 3,000 archeological and ethnographic artifacts dating back to the pre-Columbian era from the people who once inhabited the area. Exhibits are organized by Chilean geography, starting in the Arica region and finishing with the Equestrian Campesino. There are also areas dedicated to Easter Island and the arts of textile and gold smithing.
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