Need to know
11, including five suites.
11am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm. The reception stays open from 7.30am to 10pm.
Double rooms from $257.00, excluding tax at 21 per cent.
A buffet breakfast is included in the room rate. Guests must stay for two nights or more.
Wine isn’t the only home-grown treat here; yields from the hotel’s fruit orchards and olive groves are turned into oil and jams. Want to know more about the inner workings of the estate? Farm workers are happy to stop and chat. The hotel is part of the Viña de la Solidaridad (Vines of Solidarity) partnership. This group ensures contratistas (small-vineyard workers) are paid a fair price for their harvest, and sets up health and education initiatives in local communities.
The hotel is closed from 1 June to 30 September each year.
At the hotel
Vineyards, a winery, open-air terrace, barbecue, library, boutique, bikes to borrow, concierge. In rooms: iPod dock, free WiFi, minibar, air-conditioning.
Our favourite rooms
The hotel’s charm lies more in the scenic vistas seen through your room window, and in the surrounding area, but rooms in the Old House by the pool are the prettiest and most historic. Ask for the room with a terrace, so you can watch the sunset melt behind Andean summits.
Aside from the linen-threaded timber terrace and a smattering of sunloungers, the large, unheated pool is immersed in nature. Rows of vines stretch along one side, and ferns and palm trees nod sleepily nearby.
Some trusty Timberlands for mountain hikes, but leave a few wine-bottle-shaped spaces in your suitcase.
The owners have several friendly dogs who roam the property freely and socialise with guests. In-room massages can be arranged on request.
Don’t drink and parent; this is the kind of wine-and-dine break where kids should be left with a responsible adult back home.
Rubbish is sorted and separated, and most is composted. Water is used sparingly, and the hotel has biodegradable detergents and soaps. Traditional farming methods are used, such as using horses to plow the fields in lieu of machinery.