Visit Chilean wine country in Maipo Valley, Central Valley – Great South American wine regions, part 2By Emil H. Filed in Central Valley, Chile, Maipo Valley, South America, Travel, Wine Places |
This is the second part of 10 about amazing wine regions to visit in South America, a series which has been previously summarized in GotSaga. For more wine places, go through the backlogs to read about wine places in France and Spain. After South America, we promise you the world, and a look at the greatest wine destinations in New Zealand. Enjoy!
Another Central Valley subregion, the oldest wine-producing valley in Chile, just south of Santiago, extends from the Andes mountains to the middle of Central Valley. Despite the size of the region, you can however still have a great experience taking bicycle rides through the area, or easily rent a car to see visit different kinds of wineries.
You will find bold Cabernet Sauvignon of growing international popularity, from some of the largest and more traditional wineries in Chile, as well as a few excellent boutique wineries which have partnerships with French, Italian and US wine makers. I especially recommend visits to Antiyal, Passeos del Vino and Santa Rita, or perhaps Vina la Montaña – only an hour outside Santiago.