Viña Santa Cruz

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Nestled in Colchagua’s Lolol region, the sprawling Santa Cruz Winery was launched in 2006 by local entrepreneur, Carlos Cardoen.

Vina Santa Cruz offers an enjoyable cable car ride over the vineyards which transports visitors to a hilltop to tour housing representations of the Mapuche, Aymará, and Rapa Nui indigenous groups here in Chile.

The vineyards are charming with llamas, and a faux Moai (Easter Island) statue.

The winery’s small observatory boasts the most powerful telescope in Chile outside of Chile’s astronomical observatory. On Friday and Saturday nights, Vina Santa Cruz offers a highly recommended “tour through the cosmos,” which allows visitors to stargaze at galaxies and constellations through the winery’s high-powered telescope.

Also featured at Vina Santa Cruz is the Museo del Automóvil which showcases a large collection of vintage cars, from 1890 to the 1980′s – an example of the evolution of the automotive industry in Chile. Some of the cars on display include a Ferrari 512, Porsche 928, a pair of Ford T’s, Jaguars, a Citronetas, along with the first public transport and cargo vehicles that circulated in the city of Santa Cruz.

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Vina Santa Cruz Wine Tours and Tastings Information

BODEGA WINE TOUR AND TASTING

A guided tour of the wine cellar and tank room at Vina Santa Cruz followed by a wine tasting.

Includes:
— 3 wine tastings: 1 Reserve wine and 2 Gran Reserve wines

Duration: 50 minutes

Open:
Monday – Sunday

Tour Hours:
Tour schedule for adults and children 12+ years old:  11:00am, 1:00pm, 4:00pm and 6:00pm
Tour schedule for adults and children under 12 years:  10:00am, 12:00pm, 3:00pm and 5:00pm

PREMIER WINE TOUR AND TASTING

A guided tour of the wine cellar and tank room at Vina Santa Cruz followed by a wine tasting.

Includes:
— 3 wine tastings: 2 Gran Reserve wines and 1 Premium wine
— A tasting of the Vina Santa Cruz Olive Oil produced in Colchagua

Duration: 50 minutes

Followed by a self guided tour of Cerro Chaman

Open:
Monday – Sunday

Tour Hours:
10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm and 6:00pm

ICONO WINE TOUR AND TASTING

A guided tour of the wine cellar and tank room at Vina Santa Cruz followed by a wine tasting.

Includes:
— 3 wine tastings: 2 Gran Reserve wine and 1 Icono wines
— A tasting of the Vina Santa Cruz Olive Oil produced in Colchagua
— A tasting of Patagonia cheeses

Duration: 50 minutes

Followed by a self guided tour of Cerro Chaman

Open:
Monday – Sunday

Tour Hours:
10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm and 6:00pm

CERRO CHAMAN TOUR

A self guided tour at Cerro Chaman which is accessible via the cable car, one of its kind in Chile. Here you can visit replicas of the indigenous villages in the Aymara, Mapuche and Rapa Nui cultures. In addition, visitors have access to the observatory deck where you have the best views of the valley.

Includes:
— A cable car ride

Duration: 45 minutes

Open:
Monday – Sunday

Hours:
10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm and 6:00pm

ASTRONOMICAL TOUR

This tour only takes place at night at the Cerro Shaman Astronomical Observatory. Visitors will watch a video that explains the astronomy of the 3 cultures that are represented on the Cerro Shaman.  The tour ends with visitors looking through the large telescope.

Includes:
— A cable car ride
— 1 glass of wine

Duration: 90 minutes

Open:
Wednesday – Saturday (only)

Hours:
7:00pm (Depends on the time of year)

*Hours of Operation subject to weather conditions
*The schedule can be modified without previous notice

ANCIENT ASTRONOMICAL TOUR

This tour is a combination of the Chaman Tour and the Astronomical Tour.  Visitors can enjoy a self guided tour by the magical Indigenous villages under the spectacular Colchgaguino sky.

Includes:
— A cable car ride
— 1 glass of wine

Duration: 120 minutes

Open:
Wednesday – Saturday (only)

Hours:
6:00pm

*Hours of Operation subject to weather conditions
*The schedule can be modified without previous notice

OLIVE OIL TOUR

This tour is designed to introduce visitors to the world of olive oil. We will describe the process from beginning to end on how quality olive oil is produced here. You will be able to try a tasting of 3 types of extra virgin oil to learn about the differences of flavors and aromas for each one.

Includes:
— A tasting of 3 types of extra virgin olive oil produced in Colchagua

Duration: 45 minutes

Open:
Monday to Sunday

Hours:
11:00am and 4:00pm

Other:

*Credit cards and cash accepted
*No minimum group requirement

*Reservations required in advance


Contact Information:

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