Vina Tarapaca
Vina Tarapaca
4.5
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Viña Tarapacá is located in Isla de Maipo, just 64 kms from Santiago driving the Autopista del Sol, easily accessible from Santiago. At Viña Tarapacá, our guests will get a personalized experience touring the vineyard, learning about the Estate, tasting exclusive wines in an exclusive and unique environment just across from La Casona, the Tuscan-style mansion, built in 1927. Wine tours, tastings and lunch are available only with previous reservation.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Stephen H
Knebworth, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We were staying in Santa Dominico and decided to visit Vina Tarapaca after getting a couple of bottles from the vineyard from the local supermarket.

Booking online was straightforward, and we found the vineyard fairly easily, although the signage at the gate was a bit confusing. Initially, we parked at what we realized was the staff car park. After we found the actual house where the visitors are received, it was plain sailing. The guide, Claudia, spoke perfect English and gave an interesting tour of the gardens, which have a wonderful range of native species.

She gave a potted history of the vineyard, and some information on its latest corporate ownership, and explained a little about which grape varieties were grown, why the local soil and climate conditions were suitable for the (red) varieties that were grown there. We were spared a tour of the vats, barrels etc., which was fine with us as this was not our first vineyard tour.

Then we had a tasting of just two bottles from the black label range. This allowed us to have a more extensive discussion of the wines themselves, as well as some further general chat about the direction the brand is being developed.

Finally, we had our four-course meal, with wines chosen to match each course. This was really very good, and great value. We were on a table with just the two of us (one other couple, Spanish-speaking, were on the only other table). The service was efficient and discrete. Really, the experience was at a considerably elevated level compared to what I was expecting.

We did buy a few bottles in the shop, but there was no hard sell. The whole experience was very refined, compared to the scrum I have experienced. The wine seemed very cheap, compared to what we were expecting (actually, compared to what our Chilean friends has told us to expect).

Overall, I'd definitely recommend this. I felt treated like a valued guest, rather than an item on a production line.
Written February 20, 2024
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polartraveller
Mahone Bay, Canada146 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This was so good! Took an Uber from Santiago to get there- if you do this, make sure Uber driver knows where they are going, because location is a bit obscure. When we arrived, turned out that we were a tour of two people. Claudia, our guide, was just great at explaining the history, current establishment and overall operation and philosophy of Tarapaca. Tastings were great, the estate is elegant and lunch was so so good. We ate amongst the trees and were served at our own little table. Food was delicious, only eclipsed by the fine bottle of black label Carmeniere that was left at our table. A wee bit awkward to get to from Santiago, but oh so worth it!!
Written April 11, 2024
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MariMary
Lake Saint Louis, MO48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
February 2007
Outside Santiago, only a 45min drive on excellent highway for most of it, the delightful winery Vina Tarapaca ex Zavala is set in a sometimes misty Maipo valley surrounded by the Andes. And truly, a river runs through it. It's a beautiful setting with a delightful manor house that rumor says you can reserve a room at, though I've been unable to find it online. We were on a day trip from Santiago with a group. After driving past vine covered hillsides (with the occasional cactus) we arrived at the winery--first for a tour, and then for a wonderful lunch of grilled meats, salads, plenty of excellent wine, and delightful hospitality. The wines are very enjoyable--an excellent white, lovely Cab and very nice Carmenere . The grounds of the estate include sweeping mountain views over fields heavy with grapes, a very picturesque small church built for the winery workers, the winery facilities and an ivy-covered manor house, fountains and water garden, pool, small pitch and putt golf course, and grass airfield. It seems like it would be quite a nice romantic getaway for a weekend outside Santiago--very quiet. If you figure out how to book it, do post a link! I'd love to return as an overnight guest.
Written February 28, 2007
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winerunner52
Market Harborough, UK277 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I stayed here as part of a group of wine lovers from the UK on an organised wine tour of South America in late February 2008.

This is not an hotel - it is probably best described as a small corporate events venue. It has 19 bedrooms and their dining table room can seat 18 comfortably, there is also a central enclosed courtyard area where breakfast can be served. Breakfast was also served on the terrace along with afternoon tea. In a separate building near the swimming pool there is a pool table room and a lecture room.

The previous reviewer says it all - and it was a wonderful relaxing time, very peaceful and the staff were very friendly and helpful. I have no idea of the cost - but I do not think it would be excessive. If you need a corporate getaway weekend near Santiago I thoroughly recommend this venue.
Written March 13, 2008
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Natali A
Worcestershire, UK244 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a great chill out centre. Located in the centre of a large wine estate with manicured lawns and tree lined walkways this country house mansion excels in service. We stayed for three nights in Feb 09 whilst touring local wine estates. There's plenty of (idle) activities to be done ranging from carriage riding and trekking to golf and lazing by the open air pool and some amusement in the activities of the wide range of avian life around the nearby lake and gardens.We sampled, at various times. all the wines of the estate and were well satisfied. Meals were served outside on the terrace barring one evening meal and were a joy. Our room overlooked the splendid gardens and had a comfortable bed, very nice colonial style fittings and a large en-suite facility (which unfortunately had a serious drain problem)
Written May 13, 2009
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Franc1966
Rio de Janeiro, RJ52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Very nice tour, which began with the gentle reception of Joanna and driven by the expertise and friendliness of Claudia, who accompanied us through the vineyards and tasting. We did a harmonized lunch in the garden near the pool and close the main house. The atmosphere was wonderful. Finally, they made us feel at ease in the garden to relax before returning to Santiago. Fantastic experience. I would do it all over again.
Written March 12, 2019
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Dear Franc1996, Thank you for your visit! We are really happy that you enjoy your experience with us! Thanks for taking the time to share your nice review on TripAdvisor. We hope you visit us again. Regards Viña Tarapacá Hospitality & Tourism Team
Written March 15, 2019
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acukiert
Sao Paulo, SP772 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Business
We went there for lunch as part of a convention. The place is beautiful and resembles the Loire Valley. Food was fine, nothing extraordinary. The visit to the winery was simple and unhelpful. We wanted to buy some bottles of wine, but somehow they did not show us their store.
Written May 24, 2015
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Regis_in_Paris
Neauphle-le-Chateau, France1,445 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Business
I was there as part of a social event organized for a large group of people attending a conference. The welcoming and the tour offered by one of the people working there were excellent. We also were invited to taste some of the wines produced there. The Carménère was a real discovery for me, since it has disappeared a long time ago from France. The house looks really inviting for a week-end stay (at what price though ?), and the barbecue dinner was delicious. A must if one wants to know more of the Chilean ways of life...
Written March 10, 2015
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Jennifer F
Island of Malta, Malta59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Friends
Had been to Tarapaca for the wine tour a week before. This wine happens to be one of our favourite and drink it a lot at home. So this visit ment a lot to us.The visit was vey interesting and the wine tasting was really interesting. Claudia the guide was ever so nice and informative. We were supposed to have three glasses of wine tasting, but we enjoyed it so much , she added an other 2 different tasting . We spent quiet a couple of hours there. We enjoyed this peaceful place so much that we asked Claudia if we could organize a lunch there, and she suggested a day by the pool and a BBQ. It was one of the most pleasant and relaxing days we spent while in Santiago. Upon our arrival we had a horse drawn carriage waiting to take us for a ride. Then we spent the day swimming in this pool surrounded with lush gardens and vineyards. It was paradise. We had the old manor for our use too. While we were sun worshiping and swimming , we were served wine which was flowing , then was served a scrumptious BBQ. Lots of beef, chicken, pork, lamb and different salads. Of course more wine. We enjoyed the food tremendously. Afterwards we all went and sprawled on the massive lawns. A truly memorable day in a beautiful place surrounded with great people. Thanks once again Claudia. Hope to see you again next year
Written March 20, 2014
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Tally_C
Ottawa, Canada31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2012 • Friends
The visit started off a bit rough with a communication error for our reservation. However, once things were cleared up everything was spectacular. We went for a wine tasting which happens in a large estate mansion that is now a hotel and a popular site for weddings. The location is just beautiful! The wine and the tasting experience is also great! I definitely recommend giving it a try.
Written September 10, 2012
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