Viña Montes

Montes-Winery Santa Cruz Apalta Colchagua Chile

The Montes Winery is right in the heart of Apalta, a beautiful area of the Colchagua Valley.  This large, modern winery is impressive with its inventive design, feng shui approach and Gregorian chants played to mature barrels.

The first activities at Viña Montes vineyard began in 1987. Two partners with great dreams, Aurelio Montes, head winemaker and Douglas Murray, both with long-standing experience in the wine industry.

Montes also produces wines in Napa Valley, California under Napa Angel and Mendoza, Argentina under the label Kaiken.

The first premium wine that brought fame to the winery, was the Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon which is still produced today.  Several of the Montes wines continue to score 90+ points through the Wine Advocate and Wine Enthusiast.

Montes currently exports to over 72 countries.

Vina Montes Wine Tours and Tastings Information

TOUR AND WINE TASTING

Duration:  1 hour 15 minutes
Minimum Group Size: 2 people
Includes:
– Tour of the beautiful vineyards, with panoramic views of the Apalta Valley.
– Tour of the winery where they produce the Premium and Ultra-Premium wines.
– Visit to the barrel room and the wine and souvenir shop, where you can purchase Montes wines.
– A tasting of 4 Montes wines

Tours Hours:
High season (October to March) 10:30am; 12:00pm; 3:00pm; 5:00pm.
Low season (April to September) 10:30am; 12:00pm; 3:00pm.

Tour guides available in English and Spanish.

ICON TOUR AND WINE TASTING

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Minimum Group Size: 2 people
Includes:
– Tour of the beautiful vineyards, with panoramic views of the Apalta Valley.
– Tour of the winery where they produce Premium and Ultra-Premium wines.
– Visit to the barrel room and the wine and souvenir shop, where you can purchase Montes wines.
– A tasting of 3 Montes Alpha wines and 1 Montes Icon wine.

Tours Hours:
High season (October to March) 10:30am; 12:00pm; 3:00pm; 5:00pm.
Low season (April to September) 10:30am; 12:00pm; 3:00pm.

Tour guides available in English and Spanish.

BOTANICAL TREK

The Apalta estate also offers visitors the opportunity to explore plants native to central Chile.  Visitors on this tour can trek up the hill just behind the vineyards to learn about the native plants and different species of tree-bush while enjoying the breathtaking panoramic views from the top.

Duration: 4 hours
Minimum Group Size: 2 people / Maximum: 10 people

– Visitors trek up the Divisadero Hill
– Spectacular panoramic views of the Apalta Valley.
– Includes wine tasting of 4 Montes wines with a cheese platter, at the wine and souvenir shop.
– Recommended for people in good physical shape. Appropriate clothing and footwear for the hike is required.

Tours Hours:
Low season (April to September): 9:30am
High season (October to March): 9:30am

TOUR AND LUNCH AT CAFE ALFREDO

This tour includes a visit to the Montes winery and the wine and souvenir shop. Wine tasting and lunch at Café Alfredo, with magnificent views of the Apalta vineyards.

Lunch:
– 1 glass of Montes wine or 1 soft drink or 1 mineral water
– Salad: Mixed greens

– Main course (choose one):
– Magellanic lamb
– Crab chowder
– Austral hake (fish)
– Lamb or salmon lasagna

– Dessert: Chocolate mousee or lemon panna cotta
– Coffee

Tour Hours:
Low season (April to September): 9:00am to 5:30pm
High season (October to March): 9:00am to 6:00pm

*Reservations required in advance


Contact Information:

Viña Montes, Apalta Winery and Vineyards, Santa Cruz, Colchagua, Chile

(56 – 72) 2 817 815

www.monteswines.com


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