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Address: Casilla 420 Pirque, Pirque 7500000, Chile
Phone Number: 56966881210
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Best vineyard experience of all time

My wife, best friend and I visited el principal on a whim recommendation from our hotel and it was life changing. The property was absolutely stunning with vines both on flat... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jesse C
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife, best friend and I visited el principal on a whim recommendation from our hotel and it was life changing. The property was absolutely stunning with vines both on flat land and up in the hills. Macarena gave us an absolutely all access tour which was one of a kind given the small size of the vineyard. The tour... More 

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Henley on Thames
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful vineyard with an excellent tour and wine tasting, my daughter and I were well looked after and welcomed.

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kevmac10
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

After finding this winery online, we booked a tasting with Marcarena. She was extremely knowledgeable and the wines were fantastic. Setting is intimate and much more relaxing than the bigger wineries. It was our favorite of the trip and we hit quite a few wineries in Colchagua.

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Wilmington, Delaware
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Probably one of the best experiences I have ever had! Love Santiago and anyone who wants to get a little outside of the city and taste world class wines with great people, and see some of the most stunning vineyards views anywhere in the world! Awesome place! Pat Travis, C.S.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

For a small, intimate wine tasting, this place is the best. We loved the views over Maipo Valley from the property...stunning! Macarena is awesome. She is very responsive to emails, was great with our kids, speaks great English, and she was a pleasure to be with. The wines are fantastic. This was our favorite winery, by far, in Chile.

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Norwich UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

El Principal's stunning location complements their excellent wines and we had an interesting and enjoyable trip in the truck up to the high vineyards - not just for the views but to feel the terroir and sample the near-ripe grapes. A delightful contrast to the dull visit to concha y toro.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

Marcarena Saa F. is the Jefe de Turismo y Eventos at this winery where I received a private tour and tasting. She knows about everything and tells you when she isn't sure. She speaks perfect English. This winery should definitely be on your list when you visit Santiago, it is just a bit further down the road than C &... More 

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

This is a very interesting high altitude vineyard in Maipo. The wines are very good but what I really liked is that Macarena took us for a drive over the estate and into the mountains and provided an instructive discussion of the variable terroir and the different growing methods. After the tasting we enjoyed a a bottle of Memorias lounging... More 

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Aix-en-Provence, France
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

We spent a great day at El Principal. We highly recommend the picnic in 'el mirrador' where the views are amazing. The food was good and the wine is great. And our host Macarena was very attentive and made sure our experience was perfect.

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Boynton Beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2012

Their Memorias wine is absolutely fantastic. The picnic lunch was gourmet and delicious, and the picnic venue -- a "tree house" in the middle of a steeply sloped vineyard -- was beautiful romantic and unique. Pamela was a most charming hostess, and we are grateful to her for her forgiveness of our missing our original appointment and giving us a... More 

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