Just 2 hours south of Santiago is the Colchagua Valley, with the oldest wine tourism route in the country, crossing beautiful landscapes from the Andes to the coast. The valley has developed over the last twenty years into one of the largest and most active wine-growing regions in the country and has become a symbol of wine production in Chile.
Here, for example, are the Montes, Viu Manent, Lapostolle, MontGras and Santa Cruz wineries, which is the most famous in the region. The Santa Cruz vineyard is a symbol of the area. One of its peculiarities is the cable car that leads to the top of Chamán Hill, from where you can observe the constellations in the observatory of the same name.
In the wineries you can enjoy wine tastings or even go hiking, biking as well as horseback riding. If you like good food, good wine and culture, Colchagua is your ideal destination. You can also visit the automobile museum with various vintage cars or the Colchagua Museum, which contains a collection of objects from different periods of Chilean and world history. At the end of 2019, another museum “Museo del vino” was opened, where you will learn more about the roots of world wine history and how it developed in the New World and in the fields of Chile.
The Colchagua Valley is also ideal for romantics and has already been chosen by Lonely Planet as one of the best places in the world for a honeymoon due to its beautiful landscapes and great hotel and gastronomic offer.
HOTELS IN THE COLCHAGUA VALLEY
Hotel Viña VIK
Set among the mountains of the Colchagua Valley and surrounded by vineyards, the exclusive hotel Viña VIK offers a luxurious stay.
In the garden with infinity pool, time stands still and guests enjoy pure tranquillity. The spacious and cosy suites with giant windows are designed to make you feel connected to nature – while offering a sophisticated comfort ideal for a long weekend. The carefully selected, high-end paintings, furniture, lustres and bathroom equipment is surely unique in Chile. In addition to VIK wine-tastings and gastronomy, guests can enjoy trekking, horseback riding, and other outdoor activities.
Hotel Santa Cruz Plaza
The Hotel Santa Cruz Plaza dominates the main square of the idyllic town of Santa Cruz in the heart of the Colchagua Valley. The beautiful colonial-style building gives the impression that time has stood still here, and the interior decoration is also designed to transfer the style of traditional Chilean country life and viticulture into a modern setting. The rooms are classically furnished, bright and cosy. The gardens with terraces and swimming pool are designed with attention to detail. The wide range of hotel facilities leaves no wish unfulfilled.The Colchagua Museum is right next door. Here you can see exhibitions on palaeontology, archaeology, pre-Columbian art, conquest, colonial times and Chilean independence, right up to the present day. For culinary delight, there is a restaurant with typical Chilean dishes and wines from the region.
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