Discovering Chile’s Best Vineyards

If you love a glass of wine or two, and you’re about to visit Chile, South America’s viticulture centre of excellence, you’re about to visit a country with 400 vineyards dedicated to the production of premium wines! The majority of vineyard are concentrated in 8 valleys which find themselves located from the shadow of Los Andes, to a stones throw from the coast, from the outskirts of metropolis Santiago, to in tiny villages where life seems to go at the pace of an eternal Sunday. With so many options, the choice of which to visit can prove mind-boggling, but if you find yourself in this quandary, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. Keep reading and discover four of the best vineyards to visit during your time in this wonderful country.

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Concha y Toro Vineyard

Concha y Toro is one of the most renowned Chilean wine producers, and with good reason, its brand Casillero del Diablo being a sponsor of one of the most famous football teams globally; Manchester United. The legend of The Devil’s Vineyard attracts visitors from all over the world, while the flavor of Concha y Toro’s Cabernet Sauvignon has one a plethora of prizes globally. Take the tour to discover the secrets of the legendary Concha y Toro vineyards, an unmissable experience during your trip to Chile.

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Cousiño Macul Vineyard

This winery, located in the foothills of the Santiago cordillera, is one of the oldest in Chile. Established by Matias Cousiño, a visionary, and, a great figure of a country beginning to take shape, in the early 19th Century, little by little the city has expanded to surround the vast vineyards of Cousiño Macul, transforming it into a tranquil oasis, with stunning views of the cordillera, in the midst of the chaotic Santiago. If you would like to go on an historical adventure with an excellent quality glass of vino in hand, take a visit to Cousiño Macul, one of the most efficient vineyards in the world.

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Santa Rita Vineyard

One of the most recently acquired sponsor of Arsenal Football Club, Santa Rita is famous for its delectable Sauvignon and Carménère varieties. Located in the vallies of Maipo, Casablanca, Rapel, Lontue, and Leyda, Santa Rita benefits from the properties of different production conditions of Chile, its wines therefore being a representation of the wines produced all over this gorgeous region. Celebrated all over the world by Wine Enthusiast, International Wine Cellar, Decanter World Wine Awards and Korea Wine Challenge amongst others, you can visit Santa Rita today! At only forty minutes from Santiago, discover and taste some of the best wines in the world in the Maipo Valley.

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Undurraga Vineyard

Undurraga is one of the most sustainable vineyards in Chile. Having picked up prizes at the World Wine Challenge, ‘the Oscars of the wine world’, for its reds and whites last year, Undurraga is characterized by its innovative processes which produce more, and higher quality, wines, each year. Surely you won’t be able to resist experiencing all the delicate flavours, aromas, enigmas and stories of this vineyard, all with a glass of wine in hand, with this half day tour.

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Top tip: If you really want to check out the best vineyards in Chile but don’t have the time, we recommend that you take this tour, which explores the history and flavours of the four biggest vineyards of Chile.

 

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Airbnb for Every Type of Traveler Visiting Santiago

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                        Art and history, shopping and entertainment, or football and food-

                                 whatever brought you to Chile’s capital, here is an Airbnb

                                               for every type of traveler visiting Santiago.

   The historian has reached Santiago to museum hop everyday, tour every cathedral, and post as many statue shots on Instagram as possible. You are an artist at heart and appreciate how National-Museum-Of-Natural-History-68755things have come to be. In this one bedroom apartment you’ll be near the Plaza de Armas, the historic and geographic center of Santiago. If you have more guests, this two bedroom apartment is suitable for up to four, and is also a short walk away from the Chilean National Museum of Natural History. These Airbnb stays both have 5/5 star ratings with reviews stating they had exceptional hosts and are prime locations for the historian traveler.

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Santiago – Top ten attractions

Congratulations! You’ve arrived in Santiago, now to enjoy! Check out these recommendations to make the most of your time in this unique city.

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Visible from all over the city, The view from the summit is a must-see for all visitors to Santiago. Best enjoyed after taking on the one hour walk to the top, you can also take the funicular railway to the statue of the Virgin Mary. Enjoy the view with a picnic, take a stroll through the Japanese garden, a real oasis of tranquility in such a lively city, and marvel at how they even got the statue up there in the first place!

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Chile Airbnb: Off the Beaten Path – Unique Accommodations in Santiago Chile

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Santiago, Chile is no stranger to odd and beautiful things. Booking your Airbnb stay will prove no exception. Here are some listings of unique accommodations in Santiago.

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Airbnb is a trusted and reliable marketplace connecting people all over the world to provide unique travel experiences. With over 3 million listings you can find a place of your liking in download (1)more than 65,000 cities in 191 countries. Bohemian villa, castle in the woods, or tiny hipster room for two – Airbnb has you covered. In this post you will discover some of what Santiago has to offer – from quirky styles, to special locations, to all around different – these unique accommodations provided by Airbnb will make you even more excited about your stay in Chile.

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Chile Airbnb: What You Need to Know Coming From the U.S.

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The Andes, Easter Island, volcanoes, seafood, culture, and color- you have so much to look forward to on your travels to Chile. If you are coming from the U.S. there are a few things to know and be prepped for to make the journey smooth so that you can begin your Latin American experience. Here are a few things to you can expect while making your way south.

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You need a valid passport. If it’s been awhile check your expiration date-wouldn’t want that to creep up on you at immigration. You will not need a visa to enter Chile. Upon arrival during immigration processing you will receive a 30, 60, or 90 day tourist card often in the form of a passport stamp, 90 being the most common. This is similar to a “visa upon arrival” concept. I like to also keep a copy or two of my passport on my person. This can be helpful when renting a vehicle or providing a copy for your Airbnb host. Either way- good to have on hand.

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Chile Airbnb: Staying in the Las Condes Neighborhood of Santiago Chile

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Las Condes- the Manhattan of Santiago and home to Chile’s “economic elite” is an exceptional neighborhood to book your Airbnb stay while visiting Santiago. Though most of the population is dressed in business casual, this is also a great spot for families and traveling couples. Las Condes has the most amount of craft shops, great arcades and cinemas, and if you want to be extra touristy Sky Costanera is the highest observatory in South America. Continue reading

Chile Airbnb: Staying in the Vitacura Neighborhood of Santiago Chile

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Staying in the Vitacura neighborhood of Santiago, Chile is sure to be a luxurious time well $pent. There is a lot of money in Vitacura as its the shopping center of Santiago. Louis Vuitton, Armani, and Brooks Brothers are all household names. Your Airbnb stay  will allow you live a life of luxury even if only temporarily- not to mention a pretty decent exchange rate from USD to Chilean Peso.

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Chile Airbnb: Staying in the Barrio Brasil Neighborhood of Santiago Chile

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Barrio Brasil is nested tightly in the center of Santiago. Once home to the rich and elite, then long forgotten, has since been re-discovered and given a fresh coat of paint. Santiago’s comeback kid has a strong cultural and artistic scene. Watching the neighborhood rebuild itself is part of Barrio Brasil’s charm and choosing your Airbnb stay here makes you a part of that. If you’re a fan of architecture, Barrio Brasil will have you acting like a kid in a candy shop. This neighborhood is part Spanish-style, part Haussmann-style, with the famous Basilica del Salvador a  neo-gothic castle built in 1781, aside the suspected traditional Chilean housing. Phew! That’s a lot to see!

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Chile Airbnb: Staying in the Ñuñoa Neighborhood of Santiago Chile

 

Compared to other neighborhoods in Santiago, Ñuñoa is very chill. Similarly, your Airbnb destinations in this residential neighborhood are toned down, simple,  quaint, and to the point. Furthermore, the style of these Airbnb rentals are all you need-not too much, not too little. Along with being peaceful,  Ñuñoa is also safe and very affordable- much of why we consider it one of the best neighborhoods in Santiago to stay in.

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