Chile, besides being known for its beautiful and impressive natural resources, is also recognized worldwide for its magnificent and prestigious wines. They have been introduced successfully in international markets and Chile has thus become one of the leading exporters of wine worldwide. The special combination of a mild Mediterranean climate with particular geographical characteristics of the country can produce very special wines that reflect the unique characteristics of the place. Sustainable viticulture has also become a powerful choice, being in Chile some of the largest organic vineyards in the world. Among the surrounding fertile valleys close to Santiago and Valparaiso we include Aconcagua, Colchagua, Maipo, Casablanca and Cachapoal valleys, where varieties to produce Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Syrah, Pinot, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay grown the most. Following the wine route of these valleys you will be able to discover renowned vineyards where you can experience aromas, flavors and the exquisite bodies of Chilean wines, as well as staying in exclusive and charming boutique hotels to feel deeply the magic of the place and live a unique unforgettable experience.
Not far from Casablanca valley you find Valparaiso (also called the Pacific Jewel) Chile’s main port city and very difficult to forget. As a good port, Valparaiso has an interesting night life you can meet bohemian and interesting people if you go to any of the many and varied traditional cafes, bars or restaurants with local cuisine. In 2003, Valparaiso was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, recognizing its uniqueness and architectural heritage developed mainly in the late nineteenth century. The multicolored houses built on the slopes of the many hills defy gravity and vertigo. We can also see large mansions that contrast with small houses sustained weak stilts. Beautiful alleys that lead to eternal scales invite to discover and marvel after admiring this way of living vertically. A labyrinth where the light shows us a way to a lookout/vantage point; where the Pacific opens showing the busy harbor life with their colorful boats and large ships. We highly recommend to visit the museum “La Sebastiana” that was once our Pablo Neruda’s house (our national Nobel prize in literature); the exclusive and lovely boutiques hotels into which charming old houses have been transformed; and finally the old elevators in Alegre , Concepción and Artillery hills offer us a landscape full of greatness and contrasts.