Walking South America's Vineyards Trips Highlights

  • Visits to Chile & Argentina’s top vineyards
  • Enjoy special barrel tastings and gourmet cuisine
  • See Pacific Coast, high Andes and Mendoza

Itinerary Overview

Explore the cellars and vineyards of Chile and Argentina’s finest wineries and enjoy tastings of Carmeneres, Malbecs and other varietals. Meander through the Andean foothills and a variety of wine-growing valleys while indulging in the local flavors, aromas and cultures of these distinct countries.

Wine Grapevine

DAY 1  Casablanca valley – coast

Visit the Catrala Winery, walking the grounds and surrounding native forests with the vineyard’s owner. Taste one of Chile’s top Chardonnays while overlooking the valley. Continue with a visit to the boutique Kingston Family Vineyard for amazing Pinot noirs and lunch at the contemporary Casas del Bosque Winery before ending the day at the coastal town of Algorrobo.

DAY 2 san antonio valley – valparaiso

Tour the Casa Marin Winery and walk the grounds with views of the Pacific. The coastal San Antonio Valley produces excellent white varietals and cool climate reds. Visit modern Vina Matetic and bike through the vineyards to century old Coralillo Winery for a tasting and lunch at their restaurant set amidst gardens and ponds. Continue to Valparaiso.

DAY 3 valparaiso

Discover the eclectic charm of Valparaiso. The first Chilean city founded by the Spanish, ‘Valpo’ was recently named a UNESCO World Heritage site. Ride the century old ascencores (hillside elevators), walk lyrical streets, and visit poet Pablo Neruda’s home.

DAY 4 aconcagua valley – andes crossing – mendoza, argentina

Take in views of the Southern Hemisphere’s highest peak while visiting the Aconcagua Valley, well known for its Cabernet and Syrah. Visit Errazuriz, one of Chile’s oldest and most beautiful vineyards, and lunch overlooking Inca Lake. Cross into Argentina, take a stroll through a national park and arrive to Mendoza.

DAY 5 uco valley

Visit high-altitude Valle de Uco, the new frontier of Argentinean winemaking. Snow-capped Andean peaks loom overhead as you visit Salentein Winery and the Kilka Art Gallery. Walk the orchards and vineyards of Atamisque Winery and relax in their traditional bodega.

DAY 6 lujan de cuyo valley – onward (buenos aires or return santiago)

Visit Domaine St. Diego to taste the country’s best Malbecs in the Lujan de Cuyo Valley. Continue on to Achayal Ferrer and Ruca Malen, where Chef Lucas will serve you a traditional Argentinean barbeque. End the day with special barrel tastings with pioneering winemaker Carmelo Patti. Depart from Mendoza.

Is It For Me?

Ideal for lovers of wine, food and culture, this trip is an intimate exploration of South America’s finest wineries, as well as the contrasting countries of Chile and Argentina.

Knowmad has vast knowledge and operations in Chile; this is a private trip and we are happy to modify excursions, accommodations, and the flow of the itinerary to perfectly suit your travel style and interests.

Have questions? Talk to an expert: 612-315-2894

Important Info

Vineyard in Chile

costs

Listed prices are approximations. All Knowmad trips are custom and exact pricing is provided in your trip proposal.

  • From $3,360 per person / 2 travelers

TYPE Flexible Date Private Departures – You choose the date, your travel companions and one of our adventures.

LIGHT TRIP Activities include walking, wine tasting, biking, & cultural opportunities

departures Flexible date private departures; available year round

LENGTH 6 days – 5 nights               BEGIN / END Santiago, Chile – Mendoza, Argentina

Air Travel

INTERNATIONAL Airfare is not included in the land cost of our trips. You may arrange your international airfare independently, or we are happy to offer our feedback and assistance in helping you book it.

REGIONAL There is no regional airfare needed for this itinerary.

What's Next?

Ready for the trip of a lifetime? Signing up is easy. Call us at 612-315-2894 or email travel@knowmadadventures.com and reserve your spot. Or simply download our registration form, fill it out, and send it back to us along with your trip deposit. Please refer to registration form for terms & conditions.

Weather & When to Go to Central Chile

Central Chile has a Mediterranean climate similar to the middle parts of California, however the seasons are opposite those in North America and Europe. Expect daytime temps between 70-90 °F (21-32 °C) between November and March, and between 45-65 °F (7-18 °C) other times in the year factoring in coastal breezes if in Valparaiso, Vina del Mar or Cassablanca Valley. In other words Central Chile is comfortable year-round however if you’re not going for skiing it is cloudier and cooler between May and October.

Weather in Chile

Prior to your departure, you are provided a detailed pre-trip information packet including a recommended pack list, information about the regions you’ll be visiting, suggested readings, up-to-date health information including any recommended vaccinations and more.

Accommodations

Our trips feature comfortable accommodations that complement their surroundings. We seek out intimacy and character, but never sacrifice cleanliness and security. We also find the best value for quality. In general, our physically moderate to vigorous trips feature hotels classified as 3+ to 4 stars, while less physically demanding trips feature 4+ to 5 star hotels.

As South American travel specialists, we’re experts and have inspected hundreds of properties. Knowmad is happy to suggest upgrades and alternative hotels based on your preferences to ensure your trip is perfect for you. Photos below are from this itinerary’s preferred accommodations. For more specifics, call or write to request more info.

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Extend Your Adventure

Easter Island

A tropical paradise with history, culture and mystery at every beautiful turn, a visit to Easter Island – the world’s most isolated speck of land – will captivate any traveler. Meander through the picturesque countryside dotted with volcanoes, and learn about the mysterious Moai statues erected by the original Polynesian tribes who inhabited the island. Still today little is known about the statues or their creators. While circumnavigating the island on visits to the diverse Moai sites, you’ll have opportunities to relax on deserted, white-sand beaches, explore volcanic caves with petroglyphs and walk the rim of a seaside volcano. 

Atacama Desert

Looking for unique? Earth’s closest thing to Mars, Atacama will not disappoint. Your trip to this surreal landscape offers countless cultural and adventure excursions to choose from during the day, while spending nights in a true oasis, the Tierra Atacama boutique hotel and spa. Return for a dip in the pool and enjoy a local cabernet with gourmet cuisine. Don’t forget to take advantage of the world’s best moonscape and stargazing. 

Let The Journey Begin

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Planning a trip to South America might seem a little overwhelming at first. Knowmad offers door-to-door trip planning: first, we listen, and then we help you navigate the seasonal differences and itinerary options, resulting in a holistic, seamless, and custom-crafted experience, all at a guaranteed best value.

The simplest way to get started is to give us a call at 612-315-2894or to fill out this short form so we can learn more about your travel preferences.