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“Great Tour” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Vina Undurraga

Vina Undurraga
Camino a Melipilla, Km 34, Talagante, Chile | Gps (-33. 645884, -70. 887639), Santiago A cidade é Talagante e não Santiago, Chile (Las Condes)
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Undurraga Winery Half-Day Tour from Santiago
Ranked #13 of 393 things to do in Santiago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Great Tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Following the instructions from LJV4848 (March 23 review) we took the public transit option to the Vina. Left Provendencia at 09:30 ($610 per person at this time of day and you can use cash to buy the tickets unlike city busses that require the card) and arrived at the winery at 10:30. $1,000 each for the Autopisto bus (payable to the driver). Next tour in English ($8,000 pesos - credit cards accepted) was not until 12:00 so we walked 100 meters down the highway toward Talagante and had a coffee in a small cafe just past the first (only) major intersection. Might be best to enquire about tour times to make better use of your time. We did not have reservations but that was not a problem. Turned out we were the only two English speaking guests so we enjoyed guide Daniel to ourselves - a university graduate in viniculture. Good tour, not too much stopping to look at stainless steal vats - have seen enough of them to last a lifetime already. We were treated to grape types in the vineyard, the pinot grape harvest arriving, grape, vine and refuse separation, a quick explanation of the fermentation process and a tour of the underground oak storage vault plus a tasting of 4 wines (the wine glasses are a take-away). Winery has a nice sales room and good clean washrooms. This was the best wine tour we had in Chile and we did it on our own. Thanks LJV4848. Same ride on the way back and also caught the local bus (a few pesos less). They come by so fast its hard to see if its an Autopisto or not before you can flag them to stop. At the end of the ride all passengers exited the bus just before it entered the station and walked across the side road to the terminal. A bonus is seeing the Estacion Central building, it is gorgeous and looks to have received some recent restoration work.

Visited March 2013
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Valparaiso, Chile
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“Excellent Service - Take the Bus”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We found the service at Vina Undurraga outstanding. After reading trip advisor reviews, we decided at 10:30 pm one night to see how quickly we could join a tour. There was a response written back at 5:30 am the next morning and we were on a private tour at 3 pm that same day!! We thought we would be joining a large group but we were on our own with David for the next 90 minutes. It was fabulous. He answered all of our questions respectfully and thoroughly and it was clear that he loved his profession. (He normally maintains the vineyard, rather than gives tours).

We were treated to 4 very different wines and of course a free wine glass.

If you decide to skip the tour operators and take the bus, here are the instructions:

1) Take the RED Line (line 1) towards San Pablo and get off at station Estacion Central.

2) Make your way to Terminal San Borja, which is on the second level of a commercial center. Give yourselves a few minutes to find this terminal as you have to make your way through the mall and food court at the back of the station and up an escalator).

3) Take a green microbus that says Talagante, and the sign should say Autopista por Malloco.

Pay the bus driver directly (fare 1.000 clp). Ask the driver to drop you off at the winery as it passes right outside the front entrance. There are several hectares of vineyard before the entrance and it is easy to locate on your right side. The bus ride took about 35 minutes on the autopista. The return bus is across the street and leaves every 10 minutes or so. We decided to take the bus that did not say Autopista and it took 1 hour to return to Estacion Central.

It was easy, inexpensive and an interesting ride with the locals. For two of us, it cost us $21,320 or about $45 US return for the metro, bus and entrance fee.

Such a great afternoon and amazing service!

Visited March 2013
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Vancouver BC
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“Beautiful winery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We lucked out and had a tour guide to ourselves. She was relatively new but very well informed and gave us a very good tour of the winery. The grounds of the winery are lovely and they have a well stocked wine shop.

Visited February 2013
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White Rock, Canada
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“Great winery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

The tour was well done and informative. Ver nice wine shop and most importantly the tasting was delicious.

Visited February 2013
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Jupiter, Florida, United States
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“An unexpected pleasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

I had not been to Chile since 1989 when I was a pilot for Eastern Airlines and used to fly there every week. When I would fly my trip I always returned home with a case of wine but it was almost always a Concho y Toro red. I had toured the Concho y Toro winery back then and was familiar with their wines and guess I just stuck with what I knew were good. I was now visiting Chile with my 21 year old twins and we decided to take a tour of the Concho y Toto winery. I was really interested in seeing how much it changed. The tour we selected had both the Concho y Toro and Underraga winerys included. Our guide at Underraga was very knowledgeable about the entire wine making process. He also explained how to tell the different grape varieties by the shape of their leaves. We then got to taste 4 wines and had more than one taste of each if we so desired. It was an educational and fun experience that we all enjoyed. The Conco y Toro tour was a complete disappointment. You can read my rating of it on their site if you are interested.

Visited December 2012
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