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The pandemic has taught us to appreciate our freedom, especially now that we aren’t free to travel and get to know new places. That’s why today we want to show you the 5 must-see experiences in Chile that you need to have as soon as we can meet again.

While we wait for the borders to open up and are free to travel again, we invite you on the following virtual trip around Chile. Take note of some of the incredible tourism ventures in our country that have won awards for their innovation and care for the environment.

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Far from the cosmopolitan and vibrant city of Santiago, a very special grape grows. Almost killed by insects, and then forgotten, the Carménère was reborn more than 10.000 km away from its homeland and today is Chile’s most renowned wine around the world… But how did that happen?

In the 19th century, the phylloxera epidemic almost wiped all of France’s raisin plants, forcing French winemakers to start over with their plantations of Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Carménère. Their efforts worked and almost all of the strains were brought back to life, but the Carménère couldn’t adapt to the cold spring and early autumn rains of Bordeaux and got extinct.

More than a hundred years passed and the Carménère was reborn in central Chile. How? A decade before the plague that affected France started, a few strains of Carménère joined the European winemakers that migrate to Chile around 1850. However, this survivor wine strain was sown next to Merlot and Cabernet plants and for years Carménère was marketed as these two varieties.

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Come and discover with us the natural, cultural, and adventure wonders that Central Chile and Wine valleys it has for you.

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Take advantage of our experience and do not miss this 2021-2022 season.