Located within its own 11,000-hectare (27,000-acre) valley not far from the Pacific, Matetic's state-of-the-art multimillion-dollar, gravity-flow winery is sunken into a sloping hill, and it is one of the most architecturally avant-garde wineries in Chile. They are also experts in determining just the right terroir to produce Chile's EQ syrahs, judged one of the world's top 100 wines by Wine Spectator magazine in 2006 in addition to being named a Decanter gold medal winner the same year. Matetic is simply one of the most exciting and swish wineries in Chile to visit. For a treat, have lunch at the gourmet restaurant (Tues-Sun) where chef Matiás Bustos creates innovative recipes using the freshest local ingredients. The guest home is plush and charming, but overpriced. Apart from wine tours, Matetic's agrotourism offerings include horseback riding, harvest tours, and blueberry picking, making this winery a good bet for kids. Wine tours range from $14 (£9.30) per person for a basic tour to $28 (£19) per person for advanced tours. To find how to get here, download a map from their website.