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Richard and Veronique

We are very pleased to be able to start to present this tour next draft of the Tour to you. We have recalibrated  accordingly to your wishes and what we have understood. We have also spent time ensuring the top visits and immersion possible. We hope you like it and trust our ground knowledge and relationships.

Hotels are locked and Loaded.

Following our conversation, we have tried to incorporate all the important things that we identified in the call. This tour is all about you both relaxing in world class surroundings and splurging on outstanding accommodations that really represent the best of both sides of the Andes. We have tried to leave for you some down time to enjoy both Lapostolle Residence and Cavas Wine Lodge as both these tiny but beautifully crafted lodges are places to savour and enjoy. As per your instructions we are going to visit the best wineries for all the reasons we spoke about, This will be quality as opposed to quantity. 3 Wineries a day with long relaxed wine and food extravaganzas will be pretty much the order of the day.

In Chile you are going to enjoy Colchagua Valley, Maule the Rapel Valley. San Antonio and Casablanca valleys. You are going to have time to horse ride, take a massage or two and of course just relax with these stunning views. Nipping across the Andes it is regarded as international so we need to be there one and half hours prior to the flight's departure.

In Mendoza we will enjoy Agrelo, Uco Valley, Vistalba and Lujan de Cuyo all the epicentres of fine wine making on this side of the Andes.

So all in all this is a wonderful immersion into the great wines of South America in some stunning lodges. We hope you like the itinerary as it takes shape and we are here to work with you to ensure its a trip of lifetime something we do very well.

Please refresh this link each time for updates. Tim Robertson 5th September 2019

Why CHOOSE Robertson Wine Tours?


The reason for choosing us is very simple: we are wine lovers and want to share with you our insights and the things we do love most: outstanding wines with excellent food, great company and stunning landscapes. Our objective is for you to gain a great understanding of the places you are going to visit, while tasting amazing wines and superb cuisine in the time you have available. Robertson Wine Tours has more than 17 years of experience and excellence in wine tourism in Latin America.

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Flight Suggestions – Argentina & Chile – 7 Nights for Richard and Veronique Goblet

These are the Flights that work best from our side to use your time the most efficiently. They may not however be to your preference.

Note: Flights times do tend to move around a little but never anything to vexing.

Please let us know when you have purchased these


Saturday 25th January


LATAM Airlines
Depart 18:40  Santiago del Chile (SCL)
Arrive  19:37  Mendoza (MDZ)
Flight Time 57 Minutes
Flight number :434
Type Airbus A320-100/200


Tuesday 28th January


LATAM Airlines
Depart 20:10 Mendoza (MDZ)
Arrive  21.15  Santiago del Chile (SCL)
Flight Time 65 Minutes
Flight number :435
Type Airbus A320-100/200

 

Hotels:

Chile Wine Valleys – Colchagua Valley – Lapostolle Residence

In our opinion, Lapostolle Residence is simply one of the best accommodations in South America. Everything about this winery and lodge is perfection: the architecture, the wines, the food, the views: this place has it all. We realize it is a total splurge, but every single client who has stayed here has thanked us. All the meals with as much wine as you want are fully included. When you actually break down all the inclusions (including the superb wine tastings at the neighboring wineries), we see incredible value here. This is a once in a lifetime experience.

Website Lapostolle Residence

TripAdvisor Comments

Chile Wine Valleys – San Antonio Valley – La Casona/Matetic Winery

La Casona in the Matetic Winery was built in the early 1900s and is characteristic of the traditional countryside of Chile of the time. In 2004, it was completely renovated and elegantly decorated by a renowned designer and architect: Max Cumming. It offers seven spacious rooms fitted with either a king size bed or two single beds, central heating, an en-suite bathroom and a private terrace. It has a meeting hall for up to 45 people, a pool table, a fireplace and an honesty bar. You can also relax in the lovely outdoor swimming pool that overlooks the gardens and the vineyards.

Website La Casona/Matetic Winery

TripAdvisor Comments

Mendoza Vineyards – Cavas Wine Lodge

The definitive boutique hotel and SPA designed in charming modern style, in the heart of Mendoza wine country. Cavas is unquestionably one of the most stylish places to stay in Mendoza. The huge rock laden rooms are set in the vines against a backdrop of snow-capped mountains. We love the little terrace on the roof of each of the houses: it is a wonderful place to enjoy another glass of wine! Cavas Wine Lodge has a Moorish-Style SPA with wine-inspired therapies. The rooms are enormous and very well thought out: immense and very comfortable beds, roll-top baths with views. Outside, you have your private deck and plunge pool. If you want to be totally alone, there is no reason to leave your little hideout. Cavas offers cuisine to match its sumptuous surroundings. The staff who have been at Cavas a long time are delightful and management run a very tight ship. Food is exceedingly good and for a couple of nights you do not really have to leave. For honeymoons, it is perfect.

Website Cavas Wine Lodge

TripAdvisor Comments

Tour Outline & Guiding – Argentina & Chile – 7 Nights for Richard and Veronique Goblet


GUIDING


Chile: GONZALO BOOKED!


Gonzalo has an international business degree and has been related to the wine industry for more than seven years now. He has also taken some wine courses (WSET 1 & 2, Sommelier School Level 2). After becoming a sommelier, he got a contract working on-board of the Seabourn Sojourn as a sommelier where he had the chance to learn more about international grape varietals and sharing experiences with wine lovers. Ten years ago, he went to travel as a backpacker to Australia & New Zealand, where he always tried to find jobs related to the wine industry (cellar hand, seasonal vineyard worker). He also took an exchange program in the States for two winter seasons to learn and improve his language skills in English. In Chile, he worked as a tour guide for three years at Clos Apalta/Lapostolle Winery and now he works as freelance tour guide among other personal projects. Currently, he studies winemaking at the University of Talca in Santa Cruz besides French as a hobby. Wine is his passion and he loves sharing this with people from all over the world. Now the Chilean wines are not boring anymore, there is so many interesting musts to taste and to experience that he feels part of it and ready to share it with you.

 


Agustina (Argentina)  (TBD)


Agustina was born and raised in Mendoza. She has a degree in public translation of English, although she always knew that she would not want be a full-time translator. What she truly wanted was to speak the language, discover the culture around it, meet and learn from people coming from abroad and travel the world. She has an additional big passion running through her veins since she was born: viticulture and wine. She grew up around vineyards together with other typical cultivations of this region, around hard-work, lots of sun, a bit of hail and the largest satisfaction at the end of every harvest. This explains why she has had a wide range of work experiences so far: freelance bilingual tutor for most of her life, multi-tasking at a boutique winery for five years, organising and developing the tourism hospitality at a large winery and currently working as a bilingual wine tour guide. Can you guess what all of these jobs have in common? She is doing what she loves the most! She loves welcoming, helping and teaching visitors, as well as learning from and with them. She is very curious, enthusiastic, serviceable, easy-going, creative and amusing … because she truly loves what she does.


TOUR OUTLINE:  JANUARY 2020


 

TUESDAY 21st.            DAY 01: Pick up Santiago de Chile / Maipo Valley / Colchagua Valley /Sleep Lapostolle

WEDNESDAY 22nd.  DAY 02:  Colchagua Wineries Enjoying Lapostolle Residence

THURSDAY 23rd.       DAY 03:  Cachapoal Valley / Colchagua Valley / Maule Valley

FRIDAY 24th.              DAY 04: Check out Lapostolle / Rapel Valley /San Antonio Valley  / Sleep Matetic

SATURDAY 25th.       DAY 05: Check out Matetic / Casablanca Valley / Fly to Mendoza / Check in Cavas / Sleep Cavas

SUNDAY 26th             DAY 06:  Lujan de Cuyo  / Vistalba and Agrelo / Evening in Central Mendoza

MONDAY 27th            DAY 07: Uco Valley

TUESDAY 28th           DAY 08: Lujan de Cuyo Valley / Mendoza Airport / Santiago de Chile

 

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BREAKFAST, LUNCHES & DINNERS


In this itinerary, we make it clear where meals are included:

(B) Breakfast

(L) Lunch

(D) Dinner

Tour Day by Day – Argentina & Chile Wine Immersion – 7 Nights for Richard and Veronique Goblet

Please Note. Wineries are all just first ideas at this stage of the game. That said the whole itinerary at this stage is just first draft.


TUESDAY 21st.            DAY 01: Pick up Santiago de Chile / Maipo Valley / Colchagua Valley /Sleep Lapostolle


Reception & Departure from Santiago de Chile  Hotel

Private Transfer to Maipo Valley

Ultra-Premium Tasting at Concha y Toro Wine Bar (Almaviva & Don Melchor Wines)

Ultra Premium Visit & Tasting with wines at Santa Rita Winery

Lunch with wines at Doña Paula Restaurant in Santa Rita Winery

Private Transfer to Colchagua Valley

Arrival & Check IN at Lapostolle Residence

Dinner with wines at Lapostolle Residence Restaurant

 

Sleep at Lapostolle Residence / Room Category: Suite

(L) (D)


WEDNESDAY 22nd.  DAY 02:  Colchagua Wineries Enjoying Lapostolle Residence


Private Transfer to close by wineries

VIP Visit & Tasting at Neyen

Lunch Fuegos de Apalta by F. Mallmanm at Montes

Visit & Tasting at Clos Apalta / Lapostolle Winery

Late Afternoon Free Enjoying Lapostolle Residence On Your Own

Horseback Riding available in the Vineyards at Lapostolle Residence

Dinner with wines at Lapostolle Residence Restaurant

 

Sleep at Lapostolle Residence / Room Category: Suite

(B) (L) (D)


THURSDAY 23rd.       DAY 03:  Cachapoal Valley /Colchagua Valley / Maule Valley 


Private Transfer to Cachapoal Valley

Visit & Tasting of wines at Altair

Lunch with wines at VIK

Visit & Tasting of wines at  VIK

Arrival at Lapostolle Residence

Late Afternoon Free Enjoying Lapostolle Residence On Your Own Or Visit & Tasting of wines VIK

Dinner  at Lapostolle Residence Restaurant or head into Town with plenty of options we can discuss.

 

Sleep at Lapostolle Residence / Room Category: Suite

(B) (L) (D Or not)


FRIDAY 24th.              DAY 04: Check out Lapostolle / Rapel  Valley /San Antonio Valley  / Sleep Matetic


Check OUT from Lapostolle Residence

Departure from Lapostolle Residence with Gonzalo

Premium Visit &  Tasting at  Casa Marin Winery

Light snack provided by Lapostolle or something light on the way

Check in La Cassona of Matetic

Visit to  Matetic Winery

Enjoy Matetic and eat at their Gourmet restaurant with Wines that have been upgraded.

Please note. This Incredible valley the whole property of Matetic is also a superb opportunity to horse ride, even Tomorrow AM.

Sleep at La Casona Matetic / Room Category: Suite

(B)


SATURDAY 25th.       DAY 05: Check out Matetic / Casablanca Valley / Fly to Mendoza / Check in Cavas / Sleep Cavas


Private Transfer to Santiago de Chile Airport

Arrival at Santiago de Chile Airport

Departing from Santiago de Chile Airport (SCL)

Arriving at Mendoza Airport (MDZ)

Reception & Departure from Mendoza Airport with Guide and Driver of RWT

Arrival & Check IN at Cavas Wine Lodge

Enjoying Cavas Wine Lodge On Your Own

Suggested Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Cavas Wine Lodge Restaurant

 

Sleep at Cavas Wine Lodge / Room Category: Luxury


(B) (L)


SUNDAY 26th             DAY 06:  Lujan de Cuyo  / Vistalba and Agrelo / Evening in Central Mendoza



Departure from Cavas Wine Lodge

Private Transfer to Lujan de Cuyo Valley

Visit & Tasting at Piatelli Winery

Lunch with with wines at Finca La Anita Winery

Visit & Tasting  at Cobos Winery

Taxi or transport to Central Mendoza (Not included)

Evening walk around Central Mendoza

OPTIONAL TASTING AND DINNER
:
Wine tasting showing you wines of Catena Zapata, All Premium wines.

Dinner with this wine Pairing will be.

Wines

  • Angelica Catena Chardonnay Alta 2015
  • Angelica Catena Malbec Alta 2015
  • DV Catena Vineyard Designed Malbec 2015
  • Malbec Argentino 2015

Menu
Empanadas

Hand-diced tenderloin and veggie

Cured ham on an Open Toast  

Open faced toast sandwich with goat cheese, cured ham and figs.

Veal Steak al Malbec

Three veal medallions (250gs) with crushed potatoes and Malbec reduction.

Desserts Selection

Three Chocolates Suspiro and Limeño Passion Fruit Cheesecake

Taxi or transport to Cavas Wine Lodge (Not included)

 

Sleep at Cavas Wine Lodge / Room Category: Luxury


(B) (L)


MONDAY 27th            DAY 07:  Uco Valley 


Private Transfer to Uco Valley

We concentrate on the Wines of Clos de Siete. Premium Visits & Tasting at 3  M. Rolland Wineries

Lunch with  wines at Diamandes Winery

Visit & Tasting of  wines Cuveilier Winery

Private Transfer to Cavas Wine Lodge

We think you will eat at Cavas something lighter tonight, other suggestions can be made

Suggested Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Cavas Wine Lodge Restaurant

 

Sleep at Cavas Wine Lodge / Room Category: Luxury

(B)


TUESDAY 28th           DAY 08: Lujan de Cuyo Valley / Mendoza Airport / Santiago de Chile


Check OUT from Cavas Wine Lodge

Departure from Cavas Wine Lodge

Visit & Tasting  at MaterVini Winery. Ex Owners of Achaval Ferrer.

Lunch at Melipal Winery. The Same owners of Achaval Ferrer.

Private Transfer to Lujan de Cuyo Valley

Visit & Tasting at Mendel Winery

Private Transfer to Mendoza Airport

Arrival at Mendoza Airport Departing from Mendoza Airport (MDZ) To Santiago de Chile Airport (SCL)


(B) (L)


END of SERVICES



ITINERARY INCLUSIONS


Airport Transfers
7 Nights of Accommodation in the Hotels Included in the Itinerary
Private Transport with Driver & Air Conditioning
Expert Bilingual Guiding
Daily Breakfasts
7 Lunches & 2 Dinners with Wines
Entrance Fee & Wine Tasting at  Wineries
Other Activities Included in the Itinerary


ITINERARY EXCLUSIONS


International & Domestic Flights
Lunches & Dinners Not Included in the Itinerary
Gratuities for Restaurants
Gratuities for Drivers & Guides
Personal Expenses & Others Costs Not Included in the Itinerary
Activities Not Included in the Itinerary

Costs, Inclusions and Exclusions: Argentina & Chile Wine Immersion – 7 Nights for Richard and Veronique Goblet


Please note these prices are invoicing a company, a trust or some such other entity that ensures we do not pay Sales Taxes Legally.


Hotel PRICES

3 Nights Lapostolle Daily Breakfast, 2 Dinners with wine pairing menu, cocktail and non alcoholic drinks.
Private Tour & Tasting at Clos Apalta Winery, Complimentary wines

1 Night Matetic. Breakfast and Dinner with Upgraded Wines included

3 Nights Cavas Wine Lodge. Breakfast.

Price per Person 4,400 USD


Tour Costs

As Per the Itinerary 5,580 USD


Price per Person  9,980 USD


OPTIONAL: Catena Zapata Dinner with premium wines.

Price per Person  180 USD

ITINERARY INCLUSIONS


Airport Transfers
7 Nights of Accommodation in the Hotels Included in the Itinerary
Private Transport with Driver & Air Conditioning
Expert Bilingual Guiding
Daily Breakfast
Lunches & Dinners as per the Itinerary
Entrance Fee & Wine Tasting at Wineries as per the Itinerary
Other Activities Included in the Itinerary


ITINERARY EXCLUSIONS


International & Domestic Flights
Lunches & Dinners Not Included in the Itinerary
Gratuities for Restaurants
Gratuities for Drivers & Guides
Personal Expenses & Others Costs Not Included in the Itinerary
Activities Not Included in the Itinerary
Credit Card Charges for payment


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