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    Conchy y Toro vineyard
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    by kiwigal_1 Written Nov 23, 2009

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    The Concha y Toro Vineyard is one of the most important historical vineyards in Chile. It is possible to visit the vineyard and take a tour which includes a visit of the grounds to see the vineyards, the Casona, the cellars and a wine tasting session to finish off.

    There is an entrance fee of $7,000 pesos per person payable and guided tours can be taken in Spanish or English. If you would like to take a tour you must make a reservation in advance.

    Open Monday to Sunday 10am - 5pm.

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    by WStat Updated Dec 16, 2006

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    The Concha y Toro Vineyard is situated in the small village of PIRQUE, 27kms south of Santiago on the foot of the Andes-mountains, in the beautiful valley of river Maipo.
    The central cottage-house of the Vineyard-estate was buildt in 1875, in the mids of a beautiful parkland and several vineyards. Today guests are received in a Wine Tourist Center; its main attraction is the tour of Pirque Viejo, Concha y Toro's oldest vineyard. In this spot, located on the shores of the Maipo River, the winery's founder Don Melchor Concha y Toro, planted the first Cabernet Sauvignon vines and marked the beginning of a successful winemaking story.

    From the Pirque Casona's terrace one can observe this vineyard's Lot 5, planted with Cabernet Sauvignon vines in 1973. Adjoining Lot 5 and extending to the River Maipo, is Las Terrazas Lot, which produces the grapes for ultra premium wine Terrunyo Cabernet Sauvignon. On a clear day it is also possible to see this area from the terrace.

    Visitors to Pirque Tourist Center may walk through part of the vineyard and learn about Concha y Toro's principal winegrowing practices and the vines' development throught the different seasons. The guided tour through the cellars and vineyards include not only interesting informations, but some delicious samples of high-class red wines , with the Concha y Toro glass as a souvenir !
    Tours in english daily 10:00 - 11:30 - 12:00 - 15:00
    Entrance fee Pesos 6000,- / USD 11,50

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    by kiwigal_1 Written Nov 23, 2009

    La Vaquita Echá is a restaurant offering a typical Chilean food experience. There are open aired dining spaces and an indoor area also. The diners are entertained with Chilean huasos on their guitars.
    A great place to go on a fine weekend, especially if you are in the mood for a BBQ.

    Favorite Dish: I enjoyed the Chilean BBQ which consists of different cuts of meat pre-grilled and then finished on a hot plate at your table. These are called Parilladas and are made to share between 2 - 4 people. Order them with a Chilean salad (tomato and onion).

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Pirque Transportation

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    by kiwigal_1 Written Nov 23, 2009

    The easiest way to take public transport to Pirque is to catch the metro and take Line 5 which goes from Tobalaba all the way to the end (Puente Alto).

    Once you get out of the plaza you can catch a Colectivo taxi that goes across the Maipo River (you can ask the driver if you are not sure which one to get), or take a bus across.

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