Passing through the entrance of the province of Cartago we come across Tejar del Guarco the first settlement of the country.
Duration: 11 hours
Location: Los Santos Valley
Estimated Departure from San José: 07:00 a.m.
And as we move forward, we can observe the Wind Power Project Coopesantos, different valleys that comprise the Talamanca Mountain Range, and in a sunny day both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans can be contemplated as we arrive to a rural area of great human warmth, rich in high-altitude fruits as blackberries and apples; the best coffee in the world, rivers, creeks and much more…
We will visit the first and only commercial winery in Costa Rica and Central America, as well as the first and only liquor produced from the cape gooseberry fruit. It is located in Copey de Dota with an altitude of 2300 m.a.s.l. with a warm climate and high solar radiation which is a perfect combination to create incredible flavors.
The project’s owners have a broad experience in the beverage and wine industry and also own vineyards in Sonoma, California and in the Negev Desert in Israel, all of them catalogued as “Extreme Wines”.
Golden Rush liquor comes from Cape Gooseberry fruit, which is considered one of the healthiest superfruits in the world and has a rather distinctive and delicious taste.
You will be able to see the plantation (taste the fruit), learn about the process of the liquor and taste it in two different presentations. Copey wine, – traditionally grapes grow in latitudes between 30 and 50 degrees in the Northern and South Hemisphere-, while in Costa Rica it is located in a tropical area between 8- and 11-degrees North latitude.
For this reason and others, producing world-class wine has been a challenge. You can tour one of the plantations and learn about the process of white and red wine.
Taste wines from Costa Rica, Israel and California. Continuing with a delicious lunch. Ending with a visit to a cafeteria and tasting a delicious premium coffee from this area, awarded as one of the best in the world.
Estimated time of return to San José: 06:30 p.m.
This tour can be operated as Regular = shared and/or Private under quotation.
Cancelation Policy for one day tours
- – Cancellation must be made a full 48 hours prior to the service, otherwise a penalty of 100% will be applied 90% refund if cancel 48 hours or more (10% charged to cover bank refund fees).
- – No refunds for No shows.
What to bring
- HAT OR CAP
- RAIN JACKET
- COMFORTABLE WALKING SHOES