Wine Enthusiast’s Guide To Argentina and Chile

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After this, you can move on to the Maipo Valley, called the “cradle of Chilean winemaking. Both organic and boutique vineyards are found here, alongside an array of traditional Chilean wineries. The Cachapoal Valley is next on your list, followed by the Colchagua Valley. Touring all of these properly will probably take about three days.

The Colchagua Valley is the largest of the Chilean wine producing regions and has the most tours available. This region is best known for the Cabernet Sauvignons, Carmeneres, Malbecs and Syrahs it offers. Once this is done, you will spend a night in Santa Cruz before flying to Mendoza, Argentina from the Chilean capital Santiago.

Mendoza is the perfect base for visiting the many surrounding vineyards in this main region for Argentinean wine production. Here you can find some of the best Malbecs in South America. One region, Lujan de Cuyu, is located to the south of Mendoza. This region tends to be visited in a day, before a return to overnight in Mendoza.

The following day, head to Valle de Uco which is a wine region located at high altitude.

Finish off your two week tour by heading to Buenos Aires.

This is a fascinating city where you will want to spend at least two or three days enjoying the fine food, wines and culture. While being here it would be a huge shame if you didn’t enjoy a tango show.



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