Vina Vik in San Vicente de Tagua Tagua, Chile
Vina VIK is a luxurious family-friendly hilltop retreat. Overlooking the property’s 11,000 acres of vineyards, forests, mountains and lakes, our sixteen guest suites offer luxuriously stunning views.
Founder of VIK Millahue Chile, Alexander Vik, worked to find the perfect climate and soil to create a world-class holistic vineyard to produce a unique wine. Located just two hours from the Santiago airport, the “Place of Gold” where this vineyard and retreat can be found. Guests will enjoy the wide range of activities we offer. From exploring the scenic surroundings to feasting over gastronomic adventures...there is something to keep everyone entertained.
Location of Vina Vik
Nearest Airport: SCL, MDZ
Amenities for Vina Vik
- Wine Tasting
- Wine Tours
- Horseback Riding
- Active & Adventure
- Food & Wine
Reviews for Vina Vik
An architectural gem of a building, with a superb restaurant, set on a hill overlooking a valley full of vines. What's not to like ? Throw in some interesting art work, an infinity pool, loads of activities like horse riding and walking and you have a fantastic place to get away and relax. And the staff truly make the place! They are helpful, engaging and made a great fuss of our 14 month old grandson.
Ian S - Copenhagen, Denmark
Hard to top this place for overall experience. Stunning contemporary structure with totally unique architecture juxtaposed over hundreds of acres of vineyards. We splurged for a corner suite -- just do it, it's worth the daily views you'll gasp over. Vik owns the entire valley, I was told, so as you dine upon exquisite local cuisine (with Vik's excellent wines for lunch and dinner) you'll gaze upon the natural beauty 360 degrees around you. Great low-key activities available, so if you're looking for a high-energy bar with swinging nightlife -- it's not in the Cachapoal Valley. But if you're a wine lover who appreciates finer tastes and a clear focus on getting the terroir into the bottle you need to come here. Every suite, corner or not, is unique so look at the online photos to get an idea of what you can book. The corner suites were all done by different designers so you're guaranteed of a one-of-a-kind abode. This is NOT a place for kids, in fact I they may not even allow them. Honestly, they'd destroy the vibe if any had been here when we were. Which by the way, is the best time to go (fall = harvest time!).
FreqTravBizPleas - Atlanta, Georgia
My husband and I spent 2 nights at this hotel and found our stay to be the highlight of our trip! Despite the initial sticker shock, the hotel is actually relatively 'affordable' in comparison to a similar hotel in the US. We hired a car service to take us to/from the hotel, taking us approximately 2-1/2 hours each way from Santiago. I noticed the location was accurate on Google Maps, though it looks like it can be tricky to find once you exit the main highway. I would highly recommend arriving during the daytime as there weren't any large signs I could see pointing the way to the winery. Even upon arrival, you could have easily missed the gated entrance. When you finally reached the hotel, you already know you will be very well taken care of during your stay. The staff who greeted us (a very handsome guy, I forgot his name) was super polite, efficient and personable. We were served fresh raspberry juice while he checked us in and helped organize various activities included in our stay. If you are into design and favor magazines like Wallpaper or Dwell, you will absolutely love it here. The hotel and rooms are driven by architecture, art and design. Though room layout is identical, each room is designed by different artists and thus quite dramatically different from each other in terms of design. I would highly recommend looking at the pictures on their website and selecting a room in advanced as there were only a handful of rooms I personally liked. A staff member also allows you to peek inside rooms that are not occupied if you really want to see them. We upgraded our room to one of the 5 master suites and pre-selected Fornasetti. We fell in love with the room in being bright, airy and spacious. Most importantly, the design fit our taste. I absolutely loved the floor to ceiling windows with the most breathtaking view of the valley (?) below. Pictures on their website were accurate, but much more impressive in person. The biggest reason I upgraded to a suite was having a larger bathroom with a floor to ceiling window (standard rooms don't have any windows). I admittedly took very long showers as I admired the view. I also loved the unique open shower that had no enclosure. All of the meals are included and we found the food to be fantastic. A lot of the fresh fruits and vegetables are from their garden, so you will eat whatever is in season. Breakfast is buffet style (assortment of pastries, cold cuts, cereals and fruit) with cook-to-order hot items (eggs, bacon, potatoes). Lunch is "family" style where you select an entree (a fish, beef or chicken dish) and share various sides (a pasta or rice dish and 2 or 3 vegetable or salad dishes) with your table. Wine is included during lunch. Dinner is a 3 course menu and included a bottle of their premium Vik wine. As noted above, the front staff helped arrange various included activities, such as a private tour of their garden, the winery and horseback riding. All of the staff who took us on each activity were so friendly and kind and really made the experience memorable. They were happy to answer questions or assist us in any way (my husband was too tired to walk back to our room from the garden and the agriculturist did not hesitate to drive us back) and didn't act like they were forced to entertain us. We thoroughly enjoyed all of the activities. Additional things available inside the hotel include a pool, pool table, game room, a small fitness center and yoga studio. Yoga classes are available at a charge, but you are welcome to take any of the yoga equipment and practice on your own. You can also hike or bike around the large property. We also took advantage of their spa services and received a massage there. The spa is small and sufficient enough to just receive your massage and head back to your room to shower/change. The only negative thing I would say about this hotel (I try to be fair) is that you are in the middle of nowhere. If you are looking to explore outside of the hotel within immediate vicinity, you would be disappointed as I could not find anything of interest in driving by. According to GPS, it would take over an hour to get to the Colchagua region where all of the wineries are located (approximately 1-1/2 hours to Vina Lapostolle). Vina Vik can arrange for transportation, though at a cost. Having said that, once you arrive, you really don't have any reason to want to leave. By the time you do all of the activities, there really wasn't as much downtime as I thought there would be. Two nights was sufficient time to enjoy everything, though I think 3 nights would have been preferred. If I had to stay here again (and I definitely would), I would still choose Fornasetti Room or Vik Room as these two had the best views in the hotel.
Rebecca Z - Laguna Niguel, California
Before arriving here I really, really wondered if it could possibly justify the price tag. The drive from Santiago was beautiful. We drove down one country road after another. It seemed there must have been a better way to get to this place. Finally you see the sign that appears to be almost at the end of the road. You drive up the hill to get to this fancy spaceship-roof looking thing. You are greeted and then you look back over an amazing valley that perfectly frames the Andes mountains in the distance. You realize that all of that driving just set up one amazing photo. We spent two nights here which seemed to be about right. There is a strong retreat quality to this place. There are certainly many outdoor activities you can do that are very well facilitated (hiking, biking, horseback riding). You can (and should) tour the vineyard here and do a wine tasting. You can also visit other vineyards in the area. You can have a massage. You could sit by the pool. All of this is perfectly and effortlessly arranged at your every whim. But what you really, really should do is sit in one of the two swings at the front of the hotel and watch the sunset every night. The view is magical. You should't miss that. You can't photograph it right. You have to see it with your own eyes and experience it with all senses. The staff was excellent and helpful. There is art all around you. The food was very high class (although not inventive enough for my wife's taste). The wine is superb. One thing missing is a full bar. Eventually just wine and one cocktail before dinner gets old. Right at about two nights you think you need to change up the routine even though the two days and nights were wonderful and magical. Now back to the price... Yes, it is hard to justify paying that much per night. The experience and scenery is very high value. You would be paying an awful lot for meals and wine of this quality. The trick is that you will be doing all of this in one place. One place that is unlike any place that I have experienced.
Joseph W - Noblesville, Indiana, USA
Alexander Vik set out to create the best wine in South America and I'd say he's well on his way! The entire experience at Vina Vik demonstrates the overarching goal of perfection. The hotel has impeccable views from the guest rooms and all common spaces with an incredible level of detail throughout. The staff is attentive and friendly and were there to make every aspect of the stay truly enjoyable. The winery itself is a piece of art and pictures do not serve it justice (exploring the vineyard on horseback was a very nice touch). It was interesting to hear the backstory of how the winemaker approaches the blend each year and I'm confident they will soon achieve the goal of a 100-point wine. Staying at Vina Vik is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. Thank you to Alexander Vik and the amazing staff. Cheers!
jackwaters - Minneapolis, Minnesota