If you are looking to explore the wine regions of South America, a trip to Chile and Argentina is a must! For your South America Travel plan, start off in the beautiful landscapes of Chile before heading into Argentina, where you will find some of the best wines in all of South America. Start planning your trip with this sample travel plan taking you from Chile to Argentina.
A country full of natural beauty and some great wine, Chile is the perfect place to start off your South America travel. Located right outside of the bustling capital city of Santiago, there are several wine valleys and wineries you can explore during your trip to Chile. Travelers from around the world find themselves exploring the famous Concha y Toro vineyard located in the Maipo Valley. Boasting some of the best wines in all of Chile as well as a spectacular estate, it is no wonder why Concha y Toro is one of the top wineries in all of Chile.
For a more boutique feel during your Chile wine exploration a stop in the Colchagua valley is a must. This area boasts some of the best Cabernets in the country and has more than twenty wineries for you to explore. Some of the more well known, the Casa Silva and Montes, are sure to provide you with the perfect Chilean winery experience.
From Santiago make your way across the Argentina border to explore the famous Mendoza region. If your travel itinerary allows, take the bus from Santiago to Mendoza. The bus ride is approximately seven hours. The views of the Andes and surrounding regions during your trip will be the highlight of your South America travel.
Set amongst mountain peaks and rolling hills, Mendoza is Argentina’s wine capital and home to the Malbec. Perfect for wine connoisseurs or anyone who loves spectacular scenery, Mendoza is the perfect place to experience the best of Argentina’s wines. There are several wineries in the region where you can taste some of the region’s wines and also enjoy a wonderful meal, one worthy of mention is Bodega Familia Zuccardi. This beautiful bodega is the perfect place to taste some of the region’s best wines and eat a fabulous lunch; the chef prepares two menus for your choosing. Enjoy a traditional Argentinean parilla style meal or choose the gourmet option which is a five course meal, both menus will change depending on the season.
Make your way through Chile and Argentina’s wine country, where you can enjoy beautiful views as well as wines. During your South America travel, a stop in wine country is sure to be the highlight of your trip!