Full-day tour – departs Santiago at 9:00am
Depart Santiago and drive southwest towards the coast and Odfjell vineyards. The largest vineyard of Odfjell is located at the base of interconnected hills, 40 km southwest of Santiago, in a microclimate generated by the coastal range and the influence of the Pacific Ocean. The main variety in the vineyard is Cabernet Sauvignon. There is also Merlot, Carmenere, Syrah, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Since the founding of Odfjell vineyards, the owner’s vision has been to work in harmony with the environment. Odjfell also started exploring biodynamic farming on the the vineyard. The unique experience starts with a visit to the estate where they breed Norwegian Fjord horses.
Afterwards, take a walking tour through the vineyards which includes learning about the growing season for grapes, an introduction to organic and biodynamic farm management, and discovering the special care given to the vines in order to create top quality wines. The walk through the vineyards leads to the unique gravity flow winery, which allows an extremely gentle handling of the grapes and facilitates the creation of fine wines. You will visit the different rooms of this building while each stage of the winemaking process is explained. Finally, a tasting of the wines is held at a location overlooking the vineyards and the beautiful Maipo Valley.
Afterwards, a visit to Haras de Pirque vineyards. Here the union of two passions in a unique place where thoroughbred horse breeding and fine wine production come together, which today covers 600 hectares, gently ascending in its southern boundary by the foothills of the Cordillera de los Andes, in Pirque, Chile. This sector of foothills in 1992 is planted with 120 hectares of vineyards, mainly Cabernet Sauvignon and Carménère, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, from which are born Premium wines and excellence that today give life to our exclusive and award-winning vineyard. In addition 20 additional hectares of Syrah and Cabernet Franc are added in 1998. Following the visit you will enjoy lunch at the winery.