Al Ramirez - Private Guide in Valparaiso
certificate Country: Chile City: Valparaiso Airport Transfer: YES Hotel Reservation: YES Translation Service: YES Languages: English, Spanish Education: Sommelier School of Chile. Experience: Wine Tours, Adventure tours & City tours Licenses, Training and Certifications:
Languages: English, Spanish
As a Sommelier and City Tour Guide, I make sure people have the best experiences when it comes to wine and cultural tours in Chile.
I was born in Viña Del Mar; I live in Valparaiso (Chile's most charming and yet most bizarre city), though I grew up in Brooklyn, New York and Long Island, New York.
I moved to Valparaiso in 2006 and began doing tours.
Wine Tours came into my life that same year, and I began ocassionally doing winery tours when the wineries were full. This opened my mind to a new type of tourism, which I needed to study more. I entered the Sommelier School of Chile a few years later, leading me to work in one of Chile's best restaurants, presenting traditional wines. It was then when I decided to create Al Ramirez Wine Tours.
I saw that everyone only drank the average stuff (I don't want to say any names), and that Chile has hundreds of great wineries, with great products, that don't even get a chance to get themselves to a good restaurant's wine list, so, I thought the best way to promote Chile's wines were through unique tours, tailored to people's requests.
I have two main specialties which are the wine tours and historical tours, both being subjects that I can go on for days talking about. I've also had the pleasure of being the host to some extremely friendly, lovely people, who have been the perfect guests.
Latest Customer's Opinions:
Al was a great guide. Actually sounds American since while born in Chile, he spent his school years in New York. Had a great city tour combining walking, funiculars and comfortable car with driver. Then on to two dry different wineries. All in all a great day.