Clos Apalta Residence
Central Valley, Santiago and Central 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
Best time to Visit
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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.
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Clos Apalta Residence (formerly Lapostolle) is an exclusive winery & luxurious boutique lodge with just 4 individual casitas nestled into the forested hillside of the Colchagua valley, providing serenity & privacy in Chile's premier wine growing region.
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.
This hotel is adults only, the child policy is 18 years and over.
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.
The dream child of Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle and her husband Cyril, Clos Apalta is the Colchagua Valley's most luxurious and exclusive lodging option and is without a doubt one of the most special places to stay in Chile. Few hotels in Chile provide guests with more bucolic, peaceful surroundings than Clos Apalta's four casitas or small individual units, each named for the primary red grape varietals planted on the property. The casitas (accessible by stairs or an electric elevator) are nestled on a hillside near their winery and by the guesthouse, which is more or less the main body of the winery area itself and offers less privacy. All guest rooms are elegantly appointed and modernist in decor, with lots of dark wood, white and ecru-colored fabrics, freshly cut flowers, plush bathrooms, and, in the case of the casitas, with wooden decks that afford truly magnificent, wide-open views of the Apalta Valley. On the grounds is a heated infinity pool complete with a waterfall; horseback riding, tours of the winery, and gourmet meals - accompanied, of course, by a bottle of Clos Apalta's extraordinary wine - are included in the price.
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Location & directions
Central Valley, Santiago and Central 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.
How to get there
14-hour international flight to Santiago International Airport, which is 190km from Clos Apalta Residence. A 2-hour 30-minute car transfer will get you to the hotel from the airport.