Things to do around Casa Ishi

Casa Ishi is situated in the Maipo Valley, one of Chile’s richest wine valleys. Concha y Toro Winery is less than 10 minutes away, and there are many other prominent vineyards that you can visit nearby.

The Maipo Valley is one of the biggest outdoor sports areas in Chile. We are at the foothills of the Andes, and just a short drive into the mountains you can go hiking, river rafting, horseback riding and para gliding! There are also hot springs and a glacier that you can visit.

You can also take day trips to other wine valleys, such as CasablancaColchagua, and Maule.

Other popular day trips include a visit to the world heritage city of Valparaiso or the pottery town of Pomaire.

Santiago is less than an hour from Casa Ishi, and provides a great understanding of the country. In Santiago you will find fine dining, museums and many nice shopping districts.

Maipo Valley Wine

Maipo Valley is one of Chile's most important wine-producing regions. Located just south of the capital, Santiago, Maipo Valley is home to some of the country's most prestigious wines. It is often described as the 'Bordeaux of South America', and rich, fruit-driven Cabernet Sauvignon is undoubtedly its most celebrated wine style.

Viticulture in Chile originated in the Maipo Valley. The first vines were planted around Santiago at the city's birth in the 1540s, but it wasn't until the 1800s that viticulture began to expand significantly, as an indirect result of entrepreneurial Chileans growing rich from the mineral wealth found in the Atacama Desert to the north. It became fashionable for these wealthy individuals to travel to France, and they inevitably returned home with vines to plant in their new, French-influenced wine estates. The vineyards of Concha y Toro and Santa Rita were developed during this period, and they remain today important names in the Chilean wine industry.

Today you can also find numerous boutique wineries in the Maipo Valley, some of which include De Martino, Perez Cruz, Haras de Pirque and Antiyal.