Need to know
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $1053.00.
Rates include a buffet breakfast, lunch (with one glass of Mila Cala wine), afternoon tea, four-course dinners (with one bottle of Vik Wine for two adults sharing), winery tour, wine tasting, horseback rides, mountain biking and all non-alcoholic drinks.
To find the best terroir, owner Alexander Vik tasked a team of oenologists, climatologists, geologists, viticulturalists and agronomists to search South America; they landed on Millahue Valley – known as ‘Place of Gold’ by the indigenous people – for its optimal grape-growing conditions.
The hotel closes annually from 1 to 30 June.
At the hotel
Spa and gym, yoga room, sauna, relaxation lounge and Zen garden, free WiFi throughout, and laundry services. In rooms: iPod dock, minibar, free bottled water, Ecolab bath products and air-conditioning; suites also have grape seed-infused bath products and free minibar.
Our favourite rooms
The four Master Suites occupy each corner of the hotel and have the most wide-angle of views. You can even admire the scenery from the bath tub.
The infinity pool looks out over Millahue valley and lagoon. Take a few leisurely laps, or set up camp on the duo of sunloungers; drinks and snacks can be ferried to you as you desire.
Holistic wellness is the name of the game at Wine Spa, where therapies are designed to renew physical and mental energy. Treatments use Caudalie and Casmara products or oils and unguents made from grape seeds or with anti-inflammatory-infused vines. Fittingly, treatments involve slugs of wine, but on your face and body rather than from a glass – it’s grape stuff. Alternatively, relax as a pair with an aromatherapy massage for two. Afterwards, lounge in the sauna or Zen garden. In-room spa and beauty treatments are also available.
Bring layers for outdoor explorations and your most pensive look and a few in-the-know phrases to bandy around at wine-tasting time.
All common areas and suites are wheelchair accessible, and there’s lift access to all floors. Rooms and bathrooms are not specially adapted for guests with mobility issues.
Pups weighing less than 10 kilos are welcome for US$100 a night. See more pet-friendly hotels in Millahue.
Welcome; a cot or an extra bed (free) can be provided, and babysitting is available for £30 an hour with three weeks’ notice. Bike and horse riding and pint-sized cookery classes are on offer too.
Vik Chile’s energy-efficient design uses natural resources for heating, cooling, and irrigation. Water is collected and recycled, heat is generated using solar tubes.