Armed with a translation app and a paper in hand, we asked our doorman and got the metro line numbers, train station names and metrobus numbers. We did it for a fraction of what you’d pay with a tour company.
Here is how we got there by local transportation:
2. You can either get off at the last stop, Plaza Puente Alto or second last stop at Las Mercedes (as suggested by Concha y Toro’s website). We followed the doorman’s directions.
3. Upon arrival at Plaza Puente Alto, take the exit stairs to Av. Concha y Toro. This is a one-way street. Walk towards the right side to the second bus station across the street.
4. Take metrobus (small mini-buses) number 73, 74 or 81 and let the driver know you are going to Concha y Toro (we did not know where to stop until the locals in the metrobus told us we arrived). The fare is 550 pesos per person.
5. Walk towards the end of the road and make a right to the entrance of the winery.
There are three types of tours. We did the traditional one hour tour where we walked through the gardens, the 19th century summer residence of the Concha y Toro family, visited the Garden Variety Grapes with 26 types of wine grapes with a view of Maipo Valley, cellars including Casillero del Diablo. Wine tasting included the Trio white wine and Casillero del Diablo red wine.
It was a lovely day for a winery tour and our guide Marco did his best to show us the area: