Between several contributors, we’ve stayed at a lot of lodges and inns attached to wineries in Chile. After being underwhelmed a lot, Gabriel O’Rorke finally found one that was ready to be featured in Luxury Latin America: Lapostolle Residence in the Colchagua Valley.
As with most of the others we have encountered, it’s small—just four rooms. But what rooms they are!
A wine lodge with the Relais & Chateaux seal of approval, the Lapostolle casitas have open fireplaces, huge walk-in closets, private terraces and bathrooms big enough to sublet. Each one has a different color scheme — green, orange, blue or red — but wood, silk and leather run throughout.
Yes, you get your own little house when you check in here and if you weren’t paying $600 per person to sleep, eat, and drink here, you’d probably be tempted to unpack for a few weeks. Our reviewer spent half her space talking about the food and wine at Lapostolle Residence, because that’s probably what draws most visitors here and it’s what they’ll remember most for years to come.
Fresh ingredients, terrific wine, and a talented chef mean that “all-inclusive” here is not just well drinks and buffets. Everything is paired and prepared with care, a foodie delight.
You’ll also remember the stunning architecture, this being a successful winery established by French owners with plenty of experience and strong ideas about what they wanted. Follow the link below to see more photos and get a good feel of the lodge. Until the Vik wine lodge opens sometime in 2014, this is the clear choice for a gourmet weekend among the vineyards in Chile.
See the full review of Lapostolle Residence wine lodge.