Santiago and.... PVD!!!
Trip Start Nov 21, 2007
158Trip End Oct 01, 2008
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The next day, we did a wine tour of the Concha y Toro vineyard just outside Santiago which was pretty interesting. Concha y Toro is the largest vineyard in all of South America, and probably about 10th in the world, it was quite an operation! One of the fun things about the tour itself, they poured us glasses of wine and we got to enjoy the wine while we walked around and saw the vineyard itself
In the evening we were back at La Chimba where they had a wine tasting. Ian, the manager of La Chimba and an American that has lived in Chile for 16 years, gives a wine tasting each week of an assortment of different Chilean wines. It was pretty fun, there were 8 of us total and some other travelers from the UK, South Africa, and Holland. It was interesting to try the different wines, including one type of wine made from a grape called Carmenere that is only grown in Chile now, and try and guess which ones were the cheapest to most expensive. The wines ranged in price from 1500 pesos (about 3 dollars) to 4500 pesos (9 dollars), the 4500 peso bottle of wine would probably go for almost $100 in a restaurant, it was very good!!
After the wine tasting, we rested up a bit and went to go and see Paul Van Dyk... He put on a great show, and we ended up getting back to our hostel around 4:30 am... a long night, but well worth it!!