Viu Manent among the very best!
We proudly share that Viu Manent has been recognized among the TOP10 world´s wineries for foodies!
Publication by Cris Losh on the prestigious British wine magazine Decanter, August issue 2019.
Where is it
Still family owned (Miguel Viu-García emigrated from Catalonia in 1935), this is one of the most visitor-friendly wineries in Chile. You can explore the vineyards on mountain bikes, e-bikes and
horse-drawn buggies, while the sunset tour allows you to savour the softening of the light with wines.
If you’re more in the mood for a bit of independent vineyard exploration, the ‘picnic’ option is available at any time – though don’t do it at the expense of visiting their eateries. The café is good for light bites, while the Rayuela Wine & Grill restaurant does simple things well.
Serious foodies should time their visit to coincide with one of the classes run by Chilean chef Pilar Rodriguez, in her food and wine studio. They run all weekend from October to May and include everything from short food- and wine-matching sessions to all-day cookery workshops.
When to visit The climate is fabulous in Chile from October to May. In March, Santa Cruz is home to the Fiesta de la Vendimia (harvest festival).
How to get there It takes about two hours to drive the 180km from Santiago airport.