At the beginning of the year, The Telegraph published a list with the 20 destinations to visit in 2017. Chile took the first spot on the ranking, above countries like Canada, Spain and New Zealand. The English newspaper highlighted the diverse geography of our country as well as our national parks that showcase these contrasts. In addition to this, the list made reference to the wine culture of the country and emphasized the different tours that can be taken around Chile’s wineries.
On that same note, CNN included the Maipo Valley in the list of the best wine tours and trails. The online publication put Chile head to head with the Napa Valley in California, USA, and the Alsace region in France, two of the most important wine producing areas of the world. The Maipo Valley is located in the outskirts of Santiago and is accessible by car. It is there where most of Chile’s wineries have their vineyards, due to this, CNN referred to the area as the birthplace of Chile’s wine industry.