The Central Wine Country

The Central Wine Country Travel Guide

Articles about The Central Wine Country

As a wine writer, I love visiting winemakers in their tasting rooms, sampling small-production rarities I can’t find at home. But that’s hardly the only benefit of traveling to great viticultural regions. Wine tastes better at its source, and vine...
By Connie McCabe
DESTINATION Aconcagua, San Antonio, and Colchagua valleys, Chile TRAVEL TIME Four days START/END Santiago/Apalta TOTAL DISTANCE 360 miles RESOURCES Buy a detailed map of Chile's central region ($8) at www.turistel.cl. For additional infor...
By Connie McCabe
DESTINATION Aconcagua, San Antonio, and Colchagua valleys, Chile TRAVEL TIME Four days START/END Santiago/Apalta TOTAL DISTANCE 360 miles RESOURCES Buy a detailed map of Chile's central region ($8) at www.turistel.cl. For additional infor...
By Connie McCabe
DESTINATION Aconcagua, San Antonio, and Colchagua valleys, Chile TRAVEL TIME Four days START/END Santiago/Apalta TOTAL DISTANCE 360 miles RESOURCES Buy a detailed map of Chile's central region ($8) at www.turistel.cl. For additional infor...

Hotels in The Central Wine Country

A stay at Los Lingues is a lesson in regional history. The owner consulted with top architects and historians to restore Chile’s oldest hacienda—78 miles south of Santiago, in the Colchagua Valley—to its 1650 colonial style, while adding contemporary luxuries like a pool.

Restaurants in The Central Wine Country

For dinner, head to the nearby Asador del Valle, a rustic restaurant where three chef brothers roast Patagonia lamb whole on the spit.

Things to do in The Central Wine Country