Located in the region of Coquimbo, 500 kilometers north of Santiago, the Elqui Valley is the northern limit of Chile’s wine territories. One of the main centers of observation of stars and astrotourism, the valley is also famous for its Cabernet Sauvignon and its production of pisco, a type of grape brandy that is very popular in Chile and one of the best wine tours in Chile. For those interested in learning more about the history of pisco, visit the Niches artisan distillery and the Capis pisco distillery, where you can prepare cocktails and visit its museum.
The wineries of Viña Falernia and Cavas del Valle are open to the public if you wish to obtain more information about the winemaking process, taste wines and have lunch at their local restaurants. The Limarí Valley is located in a different sector of the Coquimbo Region, characterized by the production of fresh white and red vines due to its terroir rich in minerals. Its Mediterranean climate has a strong influence, which favors the production of exquisite wines.
For those who wish to follow some of the best wine routes in northern Chile, there are tours through the Limarí Valley and the mythical Valle del Encanto, to see the remains of the pre-Columbian peoples. You can also visit many different wineries such as Agua Tierra, Tamaya and Tabalí. The latter offers a guided tour of its facilities, with wine and cheese tasting sessions, and a stop to enjoy a typical lunch in the Chilean countryside.
The tour of the Water Land winery includes music, local cuisine and a party. Finally, Viña Tamaya offers a private visit to a rural cemetery inside his winery. You can also climb one of the two lookouts overlooking Mount Tamaya.
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