Chile is a country that is quickly gaining a reputation for producing some of the finest wines in the world. If you haven’t already heard of it, you have now! From its robust Cabernet Sauvignon and aromatic and spicy Carmenere, there is something for every wine lover to discover in Chile’s diverse wine regions. While some of the country’s wineries are well-known to tourists, there are still many hidden gems that are waiting to be discovered. Here are five of the best kept secrets of Chile’s wine country:
Located in the San Antonio Valley, Matetic Vineyards is known for its sustainable winemaking practices and its focus on producing high-quality Pinot Noir and Syrah wines. The winery was designed by Laurence Odfjell and works using gravity flow. The estate has many hectares of fruit trees as well as 150 hectares of vines. An incredible visit, especially when you enjoy a 5-stoke wine-pairing lunch sourced with local ingredients.
Situated in the Colchagua Valley, Clos Apalta is a boutique winery known for its award-winning Clos-Apalta, a Bordeaux blend. The winery’s stunningly unique architecture works beautifully with the views of the Apalta Valley.
Founded in 1885, Viña Undurraga is one of the oldest wineries in Chile. It is known for its wide range of wines, including its signature Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Located in the Colchagua Valley, Viña Montes is a family-owned winery that is known for its bold and expressive wines. Its signature wine, the Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon, has received numerous accolades. The winery is home to the restaurant Fuegos de Apalta. This restaurant features meat, fish, and vegetables prepared with different types of fire made in a specially designed dome located in the center of the restaurant.
Viña San Esteban
Located in the Aconcagua Valley, Viña San Esteban is known for its organic and biodynamic winemaking practices. The winery produces a range of red and white wines, including a highly-regarded Carmenère. The winery is known for its friendly and knowledgeable staff, beautiful vineyard, and of course, spectacular wines.
These are just a few of the best kept secrets of Chile’s wine country. Whether you are a seasoned wine connoisseur or a novice looking to learn more about the world of wine, a visit to one (or all of them on our Chile & Argentina Wine Tour!) of these hidden gems is sure to highlight your trip to Chile.