Chile MW trip

17 - 22 November 2019  | Chile

Trip selection processTrip selection process announce that Wines of Chile will be hosting an MW trip to Chile this November for 40 Members. Please refer to the draft itinerary below for further details.


Attendees will need to arrange their own flights to and from Santiago, Chile (SCL) airport. It’s suggested that you arrive by Sunday 17 November 2019 to allow time to recuperate from your travel; scheduled activities will begin the following day (18 November). Attendees can then depart from Saturday 23 November 2019. For those that wish to stay on for the following weekend, there is an opportunity to attend Chanchos Deslenguados which is a wine fair of small family wine producers held in the trendy district of Bellavista, Santiago.

Wines of Chile will host a full programme of tastings, visits and seminars travelling though the key wine regions, ending on Friday evening (22 November). During this time all travel, accommodation and meals will be covered by Wines of Chile. Attendees will need to pay a non-refundable IMW trip fee of £100 to secure their place. Trip terms and conditions apply, see form for details.

Draft itinerary

Monday 18 November 2019
Tasting and masterclass in Santiago (on Maipo)
Travel to Valparaiso for a Cool Climate tasting and an evening in the city, exploring the new wine murals
Overnight Valparaiso

Tuesday 19 November 2019
Tasting and overview of Casablanca and Leyda (and if possible with winery visits)
Travel to Colchagua
Overnight in Santa Cruz, Colchagua

Wednesday 20 November 2019
Carmenere masterclass and tasting
Colchagua regional tasting and visits in Apalta
Overnight Colchagua

Thursday 21 November 2019
Travel to Talca
Masterclass on current clonal research
Visit Maule wineries
Tasting of MOVI & VIGNO producers
Overnight Talca

Friday 22 November 2019
Masterclass and tasting of Itata producers & wines
Return to Santiago
Dinner in Santiago

Saturday 23 November 2019
Open to those staying on Chanchos Deslenguados Wine Fair (a tasting of small family owned wine producers) in Santiago.

To apply for this trip please complete the online application form by Thursday 28 February. Places will be drawn using a lottery process and attendees will be notified the following day. If you do not receive a place you will be added to the waiting list and notified if one becomes available.


Trip selection process

Once the ballot closes, all the names are randomised and then assigned a random number, from an online number generator. This then gives us a list in numerical order. For example, a trip has 20 places and 60 Members have applied. After the names have been randomised and a random number has been generated for each Member, the names from 1 to 20 have a place on the trip. The names from 21 to 60 make up the waiting list.

MW visit the Rhone Valley 2008

Trip reports

Reports from previous MW trips can be accessed here.

Student trip reports are found in the Online Resource Library.

For an overview of past trips, see our Annual Review 2017-2018

Terms & conditions

Bookings for Institute trips are covered by the following terms and conditions, which you are advised to read.

Trips policy 2019 (166KB)