Central Valley, Santiago and Central Valley, Chile
At a Glance
Witness firsthand the extraordinary vision of Alexander Vik and his attempt to create a truly world-class wine
The stunning setting of vineyards, woodland and the Andes
The personalized hospitality and service
Wonderful Chilean specialties served by the estate's chef
Plenty of rural activities from horse riding to trekking and 4x4 trips
Best time to Visit
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Average time to visit
The Central Valley is a year-round destination but the most pleasant months to visit are October to April. Summer (November to April) is hot, and there is lots of sunshine. Over winter (June to September) you’ll see the Andes wreathed in snow but the weather is chilly and rain can be an issue. Spring-like September is Chile's national independence month, and is full of activity.
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Situated in a spectacular valley amongst nearly 4,500 acres of vineyards, hills and native woodland, Vina Vik is undoubtedly one of South America's top vineyards, and offers rustic refinement and outstanding hospitality for a truly memorable wine stay.
Vina Vik is serious about its wine. When owner Alexander Vik happened upon a vacant estate in the Cachapoal Valley, he immediately set about creating a premier grand cru classe that would be ranked amongst the world’s elite wines. His holistic approach means that land, climate, water, environment, nature and state-of-the-art technology have been harnessed to grow grapes of the highest quality. The prevailing breeze that cools temperatures in summer gives the wine its freshness.
Vina Vik has been recently refurbished to offer 22 suites of different sizes, all with breathtaking views towards the distant Andes, and across the estate with its highly photogenic vineyards. The cuisine focuses on typical Chilean dishes made with fresh local produce and specially prepared to complement the wine list. The chef will tailor dishes to your individual preference, and one of the most rewarding experiences to have is a typical asado barbecue in the surrounding woods, with panoramic views out across the landscape.
Service is very personalized, and guests here not only have the opportunity to taste the incredible wines in the company of a master oenologist, but can inspect the unique wine production process, take horseback rides through the valleys and / or vineyard, hike some of the many routes through and above the estate, take out a mountain bike along one of the specially designed countryside trails, or explore the local region in a 4x4.
Vina Vik offers 22 rooms including 17 Suites, 4 Master Suites and 1 VIK Master Suite.
All suites enjoy staggering views of the surrounding landscape including the vineyards, lush Andean valleys, rolling green hills and a crystal-clear lake. They each have private facilities, a terrace, mini-bar, wireless telephone, WiFi, air conditioning and hair dryer.
Vina Vik's 17 uniquely styled suites boast stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Take in the vineyards, crystal clear lake and rolling Andean valleys through enormous windows from the comfort of your king size bed. Each suite has its own artistic flair and personality. Suite interiors feature ensuite bathrooms, min bar, telephone, wifi, hair dryer and air conditioning.
Children are very welcome, and extra beds as well as babysitting are easily provided. Although the main focus is naturally on the wine, there are sufficient activities in the surrounding area to keep older children fully occupied.
Guest can opt to dine in the hotel's own dining room which has spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. The chef creates dishes to compliment the wine using local ingredients and international inspiration to satisfy your palates. For breakfast, you can choose to eat it in the dining room or have it in the comfort of your room.
There are many activities that you can embark on during your stay at Vina Vik. Wine tastings and tours are the most distinguished choice because of their expertise in the area. For the adventure seekers, 4x4 trips, horse riding, mountain biking and trekking can all be enjoyed while staying at Vina Vik. You can also choose to spend your time sunbathing at the infinity pool and solarium; or treat body and soul at the sauna, relax room or fitness center.
Ali Andino (Staff)
When you walk in you are greeted friendly staff at the entrance. The main common areas are decorated with modern art and furniture. Each room is decorated with a different theme. Mine had a "tile" theme where there were hand painted tiles of a mural of the Vik Family in the bathroom and bedroom. Other rooms had a mimimalist theme or a japenese theme. Food was excellent, very artistic presentation. I was given a tour of the winery which is also very modern in terms of archiecture. All the rooms have floor to celing views of either the lake or vineyard.
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