Chile’s Millahue and Colchagua Valleys benefit from a mix of cool Andes Mountain air and a Pacific ocean breeze,
making them ideal for the production of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Syrah and Carmenere. Down an olive
tree-lined road lies what is arguably the region’s most notable winery, Clos Apalta. Here, French owner Alexandra
Marnier Lapostolle (heiress to the Grand Marnier fortune) produces award-winning wine in a futuristic facility carved
six stories deep into solid granite. Descend the spiral staircase to reach the tasting room, where a giant glass table
opens to reveal stairs to the vaults. Afterwards, stop by Viña Viu Manent for a sunset hot-air balloon ride, or head back
to Vik Chile and have one of the resort’s huasos (horsemen) give you a carriage tour of Viña Vik’s vineyards. Whatever
you do, book in advance—Chilean wineries are quite intimate.