Montes, Santa Cruz

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Take a tour of Montes to learn about methods used to create some of Chile's award-winning wines. Founded by four friends in 1987, the winery is the only one in Chile owned exclusively by native Chileans. See scenic vineyards in the heart of Apalta Valley and taste the estate's "Premium" and "Icon" wines, then enjoy a delicious meal at a restaurant overlooking the region's picturesque mountain landscape. Use our Santa Cruz trip itinerary builder website to add Montes and other attractions to your Santa Cruz vacation plans.
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  • If you have the chance and speak Spanish, ask for Gonzalo as your tour guide. Nice, easygoing, and by all means wine-savy. He will definitely make you spend a great time. It was worth the visit.  more »
  • Sophisticated wine. Very nice and organized. It has a fine restaurant and sophisticated international chef. High price. Wines with high price.
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  • Not to be missed Thank us accompanied I made of visitor MARCELO especially with games really fun questions and answers worth points and reminds us of many details of its detailed explanations and beautiful charming and una of the most renowned wines are excellent Has Wi-Fi Cost 15,000 pesos per person we got through the vineyards of various types of grapes with a class through to identify grapes by the leaf very instructive, fun don't let go
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  • Nice winery with English tours. Our tour included a horse-drawn carriage tour through the beautiful vineyards. Nice views of the surrounding hills. Other tours went in an motorized open van farther up the hill. We also saw the barrel room where wine is ripening in oak barrels while listening to Gregorian chant music to create vibrations, which are supposed to make the wine even better! Great tasting of 5 wines is also included in the tour. Wines were very expensive, though, so we did not buy one.
  • A nice wine tasting tour. Just like any other however the guide was chatty and explained the whole process pretty well. You learn a bit about wine tasting, and they make pretty good wines, which are mostly exported to the US and Europe. The whole structure that houses the storage, wine tasting room etc is constructed based on feng shui. Worth a visit
  • Very nice place and wines!!!
  • NOT to BE MISSED! And also for me is a must not have lunch in the restaurant of the renowned Atalpa Fuegos Argentine Chef Francis Mallmamm. The restaurant is located amidst the vineyards of Viña Montes.
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  • It's worth it! The winery also has a great restaurant
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Santa Cruz has become known for providing a glimpse into the country's agricultural heritage, though not at the expense of development. As such, you'll find a good mix of accommodations around the main town and its rural outskirts. Refined hotels and boutique guesthouses dominate the main urban area, along with simpler fare for more budget-conscious travelers located on side streets. Heading out of town, a good number of converted farm buildings and ranches offer characterful lodgings amidst the region's attractive scenery.
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