For your next wine experience, why not choose Chile’s oldest wine region – as some authors have claimed – Maipo is certainly amongst the most traditional. French-inspired vineyards initiated Chile’s second wine boom some 150 years ago and are partially responsible for the valley’s famed Cabernet Sauvignon – still by far the region’s most prized grape – as well as home to some of the finest Carmenere. It is also the closest wine region to Santiago, making it a great destination for shorter trips.
The wineries in Maipo generally offer tours all year round. Harvest season for Cabernet Sauvignon, the most common grape in Maipo Valley is in April.
Thanks to its proximity to Santiago, you can explore Maipo’s wineries in a day trip. We would also recommend combing a Maipo visit with hiking, rafting, other regional tours, or a city tour of the capital.