ACTIVITIES IN RUTA DEL VINO
Activities in the Ruta del Vino:
The Ruta del Vino (Wine Route) runs between the 5th and 7th regions of the country called the "transverse valleys" that have rivers and fertile land located at different altitudes, providing ideal conditions for the cultivation of various types of wine strains recognized for their taste and quality worldwide.
From north to south, the tour of the Ruta del Vino (Wine Route) can begin in the Aconcagua Valley, about 100 kilometers from Santiago, visiting the towns of San Felipe and Los Andes, located within the 5th region of Valparaíso. Here you can enjoy outdoor activities, nature reserves available in the area; you can try flavors of traditional Chilean food and of course visit the most renowned vineyards of the sector such as the Viña Errazuriz. It is famous for the production of syrah strain.
As we continue we find the kingdom of white wine in the Casablanca Valley. It is located 41 kilometers from Valparaiso and is famous for its chardonnay and SauvignonBlanc strains. You can also enjoy traditional food and folk activities in the traditional Casablanca festival that takes place during the first week of October.
The closest wine valleys from Santiago are the Maipo Valley which is located south of the capital, where you can visit the towns of Isla de Maipo and Calera de Tango, in addition to tours of the Concha y Toro vineyard and Ruta del Maipo Alto, through the towns of Buin, Paine and Pirque, to sample their iconic red wines.
Continuing south we find the Cachapoal Valley, in the basin of Rancagua and next to Rapel Lake, one of the main tourist destinations in the area, where you can enjoy water activities, camping, horseback riding, mountain biking and other types of tours. Another alternative is to know the Sewell camp, a mining town in the early twentieth century that is considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The vineyards of the area have attractive routes so you can see the instalations and processes of winemaking and tasting varieties like Merlot and Carmenere.
The Colchagua Valley in the 6th region is one of the most famous and renowned Ruta del Vino (Wine Route) destinations. Here you can find the cities of Santa Cruz and San Fernando, which have excellent wine-oriented services, such as specialized hotels and restaurants of fine dining.
In this area we can try all kinds of wines because of its excellent growing conditions, including the following strains: merlot, cabernet sauvignon, malbec, merlot, syrah and Carmenere.
The Maule Valley is the northernmost of the transverse valleys, with a distance of 260 kilometers south of Santiago. It is located in the 7th region and is the seventh-largest in acres of the vineyards that grow the most important strains of red wines, such as cabernet sauvignon, merlot, malbec and Carmenere.
By having the presence of large bodies of water, it produces strains with a fruity taste such as rosé and late harvest.