Santa Cruz stands out for its well preserved colonial style and strong cowboy “huaso” roots both which are prevalent in this valley.
If you’re looking to enjoy some horseback riding, we suggest checking out one of these providers. Natural Wine Tours and Viu Manent are both fun ways to explore the vineyard while enjoying the ride.
VIU MANENT WINERY (Club Ecuestre)
Viu Manent is a stunning vineyard to enjoy a fun horse ride. Just next to the winery are the horse stables which are an integral part of this vineyard.
Guided and informative rides are offered daily through the vineyards and is about 1 hour.
Rodrigo Muñoz and Roxana Díaz run the program and they are both equestrians and teachers with extensive experience.
Their is also a nice cafe to relax while enjoying the beautiful country setting and watching the horses.
NATURAL WINE TOURS
The horseback ride is provided at the Ninquen Hill where the MontGras vineyards are located.
Ninquen mountain vineyard allows a 360° view to enjoy the natural surroundings and breathtaking landscape of the valley.
The tour guide provides the details about the area and how the grapes are produced.
Taming the horses and a wrangler are part of this adventure.
At the end, you will have the opportunity to taste a premium wine produced from the grapes at this location.
HORSEBACK RIDES SANTA CRUZ
Horseback Rides Santa Cruz is run by a US expat living in this area.
Begin with a short ride up a hill to a picnic bench area which has a lookout over Santa Cruz and the Colchagua Valley.
The ride lasts about 3 hours and includes transportation, gloves with chaps, and wine and cheese while enjoying the breathtaking views.
They have both English and Spanish guides to assist the whole way.
Reservations are required.