The Best Vineyards In Chile

Paula Zamorano Osorio

Chile’s wine is universally celebrated, courtesy of the country’s climate which allow for grapes to grow ripe and sweet. Vineyards are numerous throughout the country; valleys like El Valle Central are the perfect place for growing grapes. Here are our favorite vineyards to visit.

Vineyards in Chile

1. Errázuriz

Winery

Errazuriz Bodega
Courtesy of Errazuriz
Since 1870, Errázuriz has been producing top quality wines in the Valle de Aconcagua. Five generations down the line, this winery has earned the reputation of ‘Best of Chile’. From the grapes, to the final touches, every step is carefully controlled to ensure that their wines are made to perfection. Tours at Errázuriz are available from Tuesday to Sunday at 10:30, 12:00 and 15:30, although reservations are highly advisable. A tour will offer the chance to discover the vineyard’s history, learn about the production of their excellent wines and taste the final products.

Viña Falernia

Producing a previous champion wine of the Decanter World Wine Awards International Trophies, Pinot Noir, Viña Falernia is a spectacular vineyard, where you can taste some of the country’s best wines. Established in 1995, the Falernia vineyard was originally an experiment to transform the dry desert of El Valle del Elqui into a flourishing vineyard, but soon became a premium wine producer, despite being the northernmost vineyard in the country. Valle del Elqui is a micro-climate in Chile, allowing the wine makers of Viña Falernia to produce unique flavors, distinct from the other wines from the rest of the country.

Valle del Elqui

2. Viu Manent

Viu Manent

The Viu Manent vineyard is family owned and was established in 1935 in Valle de Colchagua. With three different types of wine, and between two and four wines per category, Viu Manent has truly excelled in creating a superb range of wines using tradition alongside modern technology. On a tour of Viu Manent, discover the tastes of the wines as well as the beautiful open scenery on a horse-drawn carriage, whilst learning about the history of the vineyard and the world of wine.

Viu Manent, Carretera del vino km. 37, Colchagua, Chile

Viu Manent Vineyard | © Jens Wilhelm Krahe/FlickrViu Manent Vineyard | © Jens Wilhelm Krahe/Flickr

Cavas del Valle

The couple who founded Cavas del Valle, constantly strive to improve on their already magnificent flavors. The importance of tourism in Chile is clear to the founders, who believe that vineyards are a key to attracting tourists to the country. Cavas del Valle is based in Valle del Elqui, a valley where pisco is typically produced, yet they produce unique wines (100% naturally with no chemicals or pesticides) which are stored in a beautiful mid 19th century house.

Cavas del Valle, Ruta R485 km 14,5. Valle de Elqui, Comuna de Paihuano, IV Región, Chile

Cavas del Valle Wines

3. Casa Silva

Casa Silva

Casa Silva is a family winery which aims for perfection: it is essential that at least five members of the tasting panel sample and approve their wine before it is bottled and distributed. This process has constantly produced top quality wines, which have won many awards over the years, such as the ‘Vineyard of the Year’ from the Wines of Chile Association in 2013. Casa Silva has the oldest wine cellar in the Valle de Colchagua, but behind this historical image, the winery works with some of the most modern technology to produce its bestselling wines.

Casa Silva, Casilla 97, San Fernando, Sexta Región del General Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins, Chile, +56 9 7211 3073

Casa Silva | Courtesy of Casa SilvaCasa Silva | Courtesy of Casa Silva

4. Viña von Siebenthal

Winery

A love of wine is at the heart of the Viña von Siebenthal. They believe that there is a harmony between their vineyards, cellar and house and it is this which results in their outstanding wines. With four main vineyards in the Valle de Aconcagua, Viña von Siebenthal is located in an ideal grape-growing environment which ensures an excellent harvest each year for a consistent flavor. Pre-book a tour to explore this fantastic winery and taste their exceptional wines on the land where they were so carefully produced. House entrance | Courtesy of Viña von Siebenthal

5. Viña Maipo

Market

Syrah grapes
© Chrisada Sookdhis/WikiCommons
The winemakers of Viña Maipo have dedicated themselves for decades to the production of great wines. Located deep in the Valle del Maipo, this prestigious vineyard was founded in 1948. Their Syrah is their most famous wine, made from grapes from a vine that is over 20 years old. Viña Maipo has a large international market and offers wines in every price category, and its successes continue to grow alongside their delicious grapes.

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