Q – We are winos, in the best sense of the word, and all of our recent forays have been to wine destinations like Bordeaux, Tuscany, and a great week in Napa. Our travel agent has planned these well and knows we’re adventurous (early forties and financially comfortable).
But now she is recommending we go to Chile’s Millahue Valley with a stay at the Vik Hotel. Do you know this place and do you think our agent has gone nuts?
A – Actually, we think you may be nuts for not embracing her recommendation. We like her already. The Vina Vik is an incredibly beautiful 22-suite property in a world class setting – it overlooks the 11,000 + acres of prime vineyards in Chile’s Millahue Valley. You will only be about a two-hour drive south from Santiago so air connections are not an issue. Given the fact that you have seen the “Big Three” destinations for wine aficionados, this strikes us as a wonderful recommendation as it will feel nothing like the European vineyards you have visited.
If you can’t get into the Vini Vik – reschedule the trip. Please give your agent a raise – oh wait, you can’t because you likely are receiving her services on a complimentary basis.