The Colchagua Valley area, a word that means “place of small lagoons”, has rich traditions and very interesting cultures to visit. Historically it was part of the Inca empire and later became the place chosen by important families in Chile to build large country houses, some of which are still standing. That of Colchagua is another of the transverse valleys of the central zone of Chile, whose lands are bathed by the waters of the Tinguiririca river and where the cities of San Fernando and Santa Cruz are located, two of the most important in the region, and some places of great tourist interest, such as Chimbarongo, Lolol or Pichilemu.
We invite you to know the Colchagua Wine Route, where you can find more than 10 vineyards and wineries producing red and white wines, internationally recognized for their excellent quality. You will also find restaurants, typical food stores, horseback riding and El Tren del Vino. Chimbarongo, is a small town that stands out for its wicker crafts, which you can observe even from the road in small posts that are located next to it. Lolol, meanwhile, has the title of Typical or picturesque area, one of the categories of the National Monument Council, thanks to its efforts to maintain the beautiful colonial architecture of past centuries. And if you want to know one of the best surfing resorts, you cannot miss Pichilemu, located on the coast of the region.
Tradition, wine and culture define Santa Cruz, a city located in the Colchagua Valley, 191 km from Santiago. Officially founded on December 22, 1891. Its lands are irrigated by the waters of the Tinguiririca River, which crosses the north of the city and finally flows into the Rapel reservoir. It is thanks to this channel that in Santa Cruz there is a great agricultural development, based on the production of fruits, wheat and corn. In addition, it is the place where you can try one of the best Chilean products, wine, the main reason why this city has become famous.
Today it is a meeting point for anyone who wants to know the wine benefits offered by the region, whose vines will give a pleasant experience to the palate. Santa Cruz is home to the well-known Harvest Festival, an activity that takes place every year during the first days of March, in the city, and that attracts around one hundred thousand visitors. Ideal panorama to visit in a motorhome. You can also visit the Colchagua Museum, which houses some of the most important collections in terms of national cultural heritage, soaking up a little more history of this attractive area and the country.