Lapostolle Residence is located just outside of the city of Santa Cruz, 2.5hrs southwest of Santiago. It is owned by the Marnier-Lapostolle family, producers of the famous Grand-Marnier liqueur, and is managed by Alexandra Marnier-Lapostolle. The winery is a marvel of technical ingenuity as well as aesthetic excellence. Casa Lapostolle was established in 1994 and is already one of Chile’s leading wine producers. In fact, its Clos Apalta 2005 wine was the Wine Spectator's top pick in 2008.
Lapostolle Residence offers 4 luxurious bungalows, which have been named after the different wines produced. Each casita has its very own terrace offering extraordinary views over the vineyards and the surrounding mountains. The lodge also a swimming pool, wide terrace with comfortable chaise lounges and offers therapeutic and relaxing massages.
One can also go hiking in the stunning surrounding landscape, enjoy a delicious picnic amid the vines or venture into the city of Santa Cruz to visit the Colchagua Museum for an enlightening insight into Chile's fascinating history.
Lapostolle Residence offers 4 luxurious bungalows, which have been named after the different wines produced - Casita Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Carmenere. Each casita has its very own terrace offering extraordinary views over the vineyards and the surrounding mountains.
Children are welcome at the hotel, and babysitting can be arranged upon request, but there are no specific facilities or interconnecting rooms.
Facilities at Lapostolle Residence include a swimming pool, living room, dining room, wine tasting and conference room and restaurant serving authentic Chilean and international cuisine.
Take a tour of the winery, indulge in some wine tasting to tickle the tastebuds or enjoy a wide range of massage and beauty treatments. One can also go hiking in the stunning surrounding landscape, enjoy a delicious picnic amid the vines or venture into the city of Santa Cruz to visit the Colchagua Museum for an enlightening insight into Chile's fascinating history.
When to travel
Santiago is a year-round destination but the most pleasant months to visit are October to April. Although summer (November to April) is hot, breezes disperse the smog that shrouds the city for most of the year and there is lots of sunshine. Over winter (June to September) you’ll see the Andes wreathed in snow and can ski nearby, but the weather is chilly and rain can be an issue. Spring-like September is Chile's national independence month, and is full of activity.
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Location and directions
Colchagua Valley, Chile
Lapostolle Residence is located just outside Santa Cruz in the forested hillside of the Colchagua valley in Chile’s premier wine growing area. Located only 180km from the city of Santiago, and 7km from Santa Cruz
How to get there
17-hour international flight to Santiago International Airport, which is 190km from Lapostolle Residence. A 2-hour 30-minute car transfer will get you to the hotel from the airport.