Among the Vines in Chile, Villas and Views / Colchagua
“Some of my favorite experiences were at smaller estates like Viu Manent, a property that was founded in 1935 and includes wines like its Gran Reserva Malbec, which received numerous international prizes for its 2010 vintage.
We ate a long lunch, choosing from the simple menu. The grilled steak and organic salad with a glass of the malbec proved to be one of the best meals of the trip. Under the shade of a fig tree, overlooking the estate’s horses at pasture, the beauty of the place had never been more apparent”.
Among the area’s standout vineyard restaurants is Viu Manent’s Rayuela Wine and Grill (56-2-2840-3180; viumanent.cl) featuring simply grilled local meat and fish, like a wild salmon with Chilean cream corn. Don’t miss the oysters served with a glass of sauvignon blanc.