Clos Apalta Residence
Colchagua Valley, Chile
At a Glance
Very private and personalized with just four casitas and it is one of the most exclusive wine lodges in Chile
Stylishly furnished casitas nestled into the forested hillside
Highly regarded as one of the best wines produced in Chile, Clos Apalta is the winery’s signature blend
Private wraparound terraces offer excellent locations for dining or simply contemplating the magnificent views of the valley
Tour the area on horseback, accompanied by a Chilean huaso (cowboy), or enjoy a picnic lunch in the vineyards
Fantastic Relais & Chateaux dining with a distinct focus on the wine, utilising fresh seasonal produce and organic ingredients from the gardens
Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation to Clos Apalta Residence or take a look at our itineraries to Santiago and Central Valley
Clos Apalta Residence (formerly Lapostolle Residence) is located just outside of the city of Santa Cruz, 2-hours 30-minutes 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.
Clos Apalta Residence offers four 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.
Clos Apalta Residence offers four luxurious casitas, 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 to come and stay at the hotel, and babysitting can be arranged upon request, but there are no specific facilities or interconnecting rooms.
Facilities at Clos Apalta 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 taste buds 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.
Location & Directions
Colchagua Valley, Chile
Clos Apalta 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.
When to go
The Central Valley is a year-round destination but the most pleasant months to visit are October to April. Summer (November to April) is hot, and there is lots of sunshine. Over winter (June to September) you’ll see the Andes wreathed in snow 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.