Vineyards to Explore in South America

For the wine aficionados in your family or for anyone seeking a great foodie getaway filled with champion grapes and South American cuisine, Chile is truly a dream destination. The scenic beauty, metropolitan cities, quaint towns and mix of leisure and adventure outdoor activities lend well to all ages and interests.

For those with wine in mind, grab the adult children in the family or just get away with your partner and explore the rich wine-growing traditions of the gorgeous countryside.

With a rugged landscape consisting of the better part of South America’s West Coast, Chile is a wonder of diverse landscapes — all contributing to the region’s incredible grape-growing and wine-producing capabilities. Between the sea air, lush valleys and sunshine, you can’t go wrong with a wine-tasting tour through Chile; even if your family is new to the tasting scene, these vineyards offer far more than wine.

Stick with a grouping of beautiful, homegrown and must-see vineyards in the area for an easy few days of visiting wineries, meeting locals (including resident horses) and getting your lay of the land so you can travel like a local for the remainder of the trip.

Loma Larga Vineyards, Tour.

Loma Larga Vineyards, Tour. Photo: Zhukovsky | Dreamstime.com

Loma Larga Vineyards

This stunning vineyard is a one-stop shop for everyone in your family, serving most palates with a wide variety of wine and activities. Choose from a taste of Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé and Chardonnay, or stick to reds like Saga, Malbec and Syrah, and enjoy a relaxing day in the sun with the family. Before you find your flavor, hop on horseback and ride to the vineyard with your expert guide.

Kingston Vineyards

A little closer to the coastline is the family-owned Kingston Vineyards in Casablanca Valley. With the coastal air, this region is known more for its white wines, but Kingston Vineyards broke from the mold and brought more reds to the region — so you’re in good hands. Take in the stunning views and pose for some impromptu family photos.

Odfjell Vineyards

Technically in the Santiago Metropolitan region, Odfjell Vineyards is a sustainable vineyard, rich with reds, organic wines and, of course, stunning views. Walk through the vineyards, taste fine wine and meet resident Norwegian Fjord horses, also bred on the estate.

With the expansive Pacific Ocean to one side, lush valleys surrounded by epic mountain ranges to the other and a historic city capital, Santiago somewhere in between, families and tourists are getting far more than just a wine-tasting region in Chile.