Chilean wine is renowned and a vineyard tour is a delightful way to spend the day. Based at the Quinta Escondida, the most convenient wine estates to visit by car or public transport are in the Casablanca Valley, reached by a beautiful country road.
If you happen to be in Chile in March and April, make sure you take a wine harvest tour, when you get to pick the grapes yourself and can enjoy a wonderful hands-on experience of wine making.
Estates vary from high-tech to traditional, but one of the most popular among guests is Casas del Bosque http://www.casasdelbosque.cl/english/index.php, which also offers fun activities, such as bicycle-hire to explore the property.
Another highly recommended family-owned vineyard is Loma Larga www.lomalarga.com, which is easily reached by taxi from the Casablanca bus terminal.