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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Vintner's Contract: Chuchote Cave Walkthrough

Nathan Garvin

Walkthrough for the secondary quest Vintner’s Contract: Chuchote Cave in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine.

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How to Start Vintner’s Contract: Chuchote Cave

Southwest of the Castel Ravello Vineyard you’ll find the “Chuchote Cave” signpost. Follow the road northeast from here and you’ll encounter some folks camping outside of a cave. Seek out a Wine Merchant along the side of the road, near a wagon and he’ll waste little time complaining to Geralt about some spiders who have infested a nearby cave. Geralt, for his part, responds by being pedantic, but it arguably matters little to the merchant whether they’re actually arachnids, or arachnomorphs. Haggle for coin if you wish, then accept the contract to officially start this quest.

(1 of 2) Accept the contract to clear out the nearby cave from the Wine Merchant,

Accept the contract to clear out the nearby cave from the Wine Merchant, (left), then head inside and kill all the Arachnomorphs. (right)

How to Kill the Arachnomorphs in Chuchote Cave

Apply Insectoid Oil to your Silver Sword, then head west into the nearby cave, where you may want to use some Cat if you find things a bit too dark. Not much detail is necessary, here, as the cave is essentially a giant loop, intermittently scattered with your typical cave-bound ingredients. Otherwise, there are a few bits of loot you can pry out of objects, but nothing too lucrative.

As for the inhabitants, inside the cave you’ll find around a half-dozen Arachnomorphs (level forty-three), whose level exceeds the stated level on the quest by a bit. Hopefully you’re high enough level (thirty-eight or higher) so you don’t have to deal with any skulls. Two isolated Arachnomorphs can be found lurking in some side tunnels, while the final four (including a massive - but curiously not any stronger - variant) dwell in a large chamber to the north.

Arachnomorphs are no more difficult to face here than they were in Hearts of Stone, they’re capable of melee attacks, which they like to employ after shooting entangling webbing at you. They don’t have to use this webbing to precede an attack, however, and won’t do so if you’re close enough, and since Quen completely blocks the web attack with little drain in stamina, you can easily kill these bugs by keeping the active Quen sign up, advancing towards them slowly, and attacking when you’re within range. You can also use Axii to pacify them for a while - long enough to approach and land a few good hits, in any event.

Once all the monsters are dead, grab whatever paltry loot you can find, then leave the cave and talk to the Wine Merchant, who will reward you fairly and allow you to peruse his wares, which include Potions of Clearance, Potions of Restoration, Runestones, Diagrams, mutagen Formulae and various alchemical ingredients.

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  • Publisher
    CD Projekt
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, Switch, XB One
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    24 June 2015
  • Last Updated
    18 July 2024
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin (Haeravon)

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