NileGuide Expert Says:
The best possible mix of adventure tourism capped off with delicious wine.
Fundo El Peumo, Camino Santa Luisa s/n
tel: 5622649846, 56-9-3519187
NileGuide Expert tip:
Smart travelers will make the effort to get to this winery, in the Maipo Alto valley, which produces great wine and takes you on an adventure on the way there.
If you're stuck between doing something outdoorsy and adventurous, or going wine tasting, wonder no more. This family estate/wine producer has combined the best of both worlds with European-style ziplining (with imported handbrakes) and a beautiful hike through their hilly terrain before a delicious lunch of excellent thick grilled cuts of steak with a fresh, leafy salad, fresh cheese, fruit and top-notch wine for your effort.
You'll have to figure our your own transportation to this spot, or come on an organized tour, but you won't be disappointed. For those who've never ziplined, learning is easy, and the hike is rugged, but not out of the ordinary for people in reasonable condition. The younger set will also enjoy the open-air truck ride to get to the hiking start, and will make use of the time to listen to the knowlegeable guides speak about the history of the land and the wine. The winery is a project of Pérez Cruz winery owner Andres Perez, and boasts four varieties, which are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cot and Petit Verdot. He has used the land to its maximum advantage, cultivating just 8 acres of this 4,000 acre wooded area, and has preserved the rest of it in its natural state for hiking and interpretative trails.
Make sure to go down at least one of the ziplines first to catch the look on your friends' faces as they come flying at you, helmeted and harnessed.