Join wine personality Steve Thurlow as he leads this 14 day excursion of discovery and enjoyment. Visit wineries and vineyards on both sides of the Andes in Chile and Argentina, tasting and dining with winemakers and winery owners. Bathe in the ocean and marvel at spectacular natural beauty.
In March each year during the winter in Canada, there is plenty of warm sunshine in these winelands; daily highs of 26-28°C and lows of 15-17°C should be expected, though it is sometimes cooler close to the ocean.
2019 will be the fifth edition of this tour.
We will explore the leading vineyards and wineries and be introduced to the local cuisine by those that live and work in the region. As well as tasting and dining at many of the major wineries we will find time to visit Mendoza in Argentina, Santa Cruz and Valparaiso in Chile and several small towns in both countries.
After nine days in Chile we will take our bus over the Andes for an unforgettable drive over the mountain pass that connects the two countries. The views of the mountains and valleys are never ending. At the frontier the road is almost 13,000ft above sea level. Visits to museums and an art gallery will augment the cultural and historical content provided by local guides. The tour group will meet in Santiago and will disperse in Mendoza. We will use the same bus in Chile and Argentina.
Go here for a detailed itinerary: http://www.stevethurlow.com/ToursChArg.html#itinerary