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A pisco sour “catedral” in Santa Cruz…

Santa Cruz in Colchagua, Chile, a short “city” guide

Santa Cruz is a small town in the Colchagua Valley in Chile. It has around 40 000 inhabitants. It is the almost inevitable base-camp to explore the famous Colchagua Valley, and, for example, Lolol, Apalta, Cachapoal, Rapel, Curico, and other nearby valleys and regions. It is about 2 hours south of Santiago, in the Chilean region […]

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Chile & Argentina, January 21 – February 3, 2019

Chile & Argentina, January 21 – February 3, 2019

South America, the unique wine tour to Argentina & Chile! Join us on a fantastic voyage of discovery in the vineyards of Chile and Argentina! And a breath-taking trip over the Andes. — Chile and Argentina. Two wine countries on each side of the Andes mountain range. Both with grandiose scenery. And some of the […]

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Torre de los Ingleses in Buenos Aires and the railway station

Buenos Aires, a short introduction to the city

It is a curious contrast between Buenos Aires and Mendoza. Mendoza with its one million inhabitants feels much smaller than what it is. Buenos Aires, on the contrary, with not more than 3 million people, still feel enormous. It feels just as big, or bigger than Paris or London. But perhaps it is all based […]

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Humitas, corn paste in corn leaves (maize) in Chile

Chile’s food: A quick introduction

Chile is most famous for its asados, just like Argentina, the open-fire barbecues, with beef, pork, lamb, chicken… But there is a tremendous variety of food and restaurants in Chile, everything from steakhouses to sushi. When you enjoy an asado make sure not to focus only on the pieces of meat and poultry. Do try […]

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A winery in Franschhoek in Cape Dutch style

“A total success, what more could one wish for?”, said those who travelled on a wine tour in South Africa with BKWine

Few wine countries have such a dramatic contemporary history as South Africa. And few countries have seen such a steep rise in wine quality. Looking at the statistics, South Africa is still dominated by dependable volume wines (which sells well on export), but taking a closer look you will find a wine country bubbling with […]

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A view over a winery and the Andes in Mendoza

“A passion hard to beat, exceeding expectations”, said about the wine tour to Chile-Argentina with BKWine

The mountain ridges of the Andes, Buenos Aires’s lively streets, the warm and beautiful vineyard landscapes in Chile, Valparaiso’s gigantic harbour and colourful wooden houses and much more. The wine tour in South America, Chile and Argentina, is full of experiences, and not just wine. A few decades ago, there were hardly any mentions of […]

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Vineyards on the hillside, Chile

Chile & Argentina Wine Tour

South America, the unique wine tour to Argentina & Chile! Join us on a fantastic voyage of discovery in the vineyards of Chile and Argentina! And a breath-taking trip over the Andes. — Chile and Argentina. Two wine countries on each side of the Andes mountain range. Both with grandiose scenery. And some of the […]

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Rodrigo Romero at Viña Maquis, Colchagua, Chile

Lovely carmenere and cabernet franc from Chile, Viña Maquis

Carmenère and Cabernet Franc are two challenging grapes to grow, says chief wine maker Rodrigo Romero at Viña Maquis. “You have to pay very close attention both in the vineyard and in the cellar.” When the result is good, the wines are stunning. This is exactly what happens at Viña Maquis. Here the conditions seem […]

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Lunch time at Montgras-Ninquén, Chile

Chile and Argentina, a wine tour filled with unforgettable experiences

Our wine tour to South America is filled with experiences. The wines, the nature, the people, the food. Every day will be different. Which wine will be your favourite? A Carmenère from Chile or a Malbec from Mendoza? Or maybe a Pinot Noir or a Sauvignon Blanc from Chile’s coastal district where the ocean’s cool […]

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Morning view over Mendoza City and the Andes

Once-in-a-lifetime South American wine tour: Chile and Argentina

Although the wine is the star in this two-week trip, it is filled with other experiences as well. We will get to know these two countries, Argentina and Chile, South America’s most important wine countries, not only through their wines, but also through their gastronomy, nature, cities and rural areas. We will get to know […]

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Vineyards and mountains in Stellenbosch

Two new exotic wine tours to Chile-Argentina and to South Africa the coming winter | press release

Two exclusive wine tours for the winter season 2018 have just been launched by BKWine, the wine travel specialist: a wine tour to Chile and Argentina in South America on January 27 to February 11, and a wine tour to South Africa on February 23 to March 5. Both tours take place when the grape […]

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Tasting and lunch in the garden at a winery in Chile

Chile and Argentina, wine, gastronomy and nature in South America | wine tour

It is something of an adventure to go on a wine tour to Chile and Argentina. Our two intense weeks here are full of experiences. We taste a lot of wines and we eat a lot of food. Our lunches are often magnificent barbecues on a high gastronomic level. But you cannot do this continuously […]

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Serving delicious wine from a magnum

Chile and Argentina, contrasts in South America | wine tour

The program is now finalised for 2018! Without a doubt our longest wine tour. It starts in Buenos Aires (with tango), continues to Mendoza, at the foot of the Andes. Then over the Andes, along the country road through a landscape that is strange and enthralling, reaching well over 10,000 feet. Continuing to the Pacific […]

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A mate cocktail

Meeting with the Ambassador of Argentina and the Minister of Tourism

The other night I was invited over to the Embassy of Argentina to meet with the Ambassador and with the Argentinean minister of tourism. We had a very nice evening with lots of Argentinean food and some delicious wines from Argentina. Well, it wasn’t just me who was there of course. It was an Argentinean […]

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Powerful and elegant wines from Argentina and Chile on the South America wine tour

With the snow-capped Andes in the background and an extremely blue sky, Mendoza, the largest wine region in Argentina, is a magnificent sight. The wines are known for their powerful character. But making full bodied wines is not enough any more for the more ambitious Mendoza producers. “We also look for identity, especially for our […]

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The private bottle cellar at Finca Sophenia, Mendoza

Six Argentinean wineries excelling in quality on the South America wine tour

Argentina is a country that has lived through many ups and downs. In spite of all turbulence it has a very active wine industry and the country ranks as the world’s seventh biggest producer. The by far biggest and most important wine region is Mendoza, where the BKWine wine tour began in Argentina after having […]

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Wild and remote landscape at Vina Vik, Chile

The world should catch up with wines from Chile!

A story from a wine tour to Chile and Argentina It’s amazing how long it takes for new realities to pierce the membrane of old truths and commonly held beliefs. That’s Chile in a nutshell. It’s time for the rest of the world to catch up with what’s really happening in one of the world’s […]

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Tasting wines at the Melipal winery in Mendoza

Wine, food and spectacular landscapes of Argentina and Chile

A trip you never forget is the one to Chile and Argentina. We will start with the big city of Buenos Aires and end in Santiago de Chile. In between, we will see a great tango show, visit wineries in Mendoza, experience an unique bus trip across the magnificent Andes, cross Chile to the Pacific […]

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Tasting and lunch in the garden at a winery in Chile

Fabulous wines, fabulous countries, wine tour to Chile-Argentina

It’s a very special tour the one to Argentina and Chile. It’s long but also packed experiences. We have travelled around a lot in these two wine countries, so we know where to find the best wines, and we know many of the winemakers in person. There are of course many winery visits on the […]

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Exclusive wine and food tours to Chile-Argentina and South Africa in winter 2017 launched by BKWine | Press Release

Exclusive wine and food tours to Chile-Argentina and South Africa in winter 2017 launched by BKWine The wine travel specialist BKWine has launched two new long distance wine tours: one to Chile and Argentina, and one to South Africa. Both will take place during the winter season 2017. These luxury tours focus on the wine […]

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