La Casona at Matetic Vineyard
Small and charming hotel set on a vineyard, with a serene rural ambience that belies its proximity to the capital – a great alternative to staying in the city.
The idyllic Matetic vineyard and its small hotel, La Casona, are situated in the Antonio Valley, where a refreshing microclimate supports the cultivation of Pinot Noir and Shiraz grapes. It's just an hour's drive from Santiago airport, but the rural peace and serenity are such that it feels a world away from the modern capital.
Accommodation is in a renovated 100-year old estancia set around a central courtyard with adobe walls and colonnaded walkways. Surrounding the house are beautiful gardens with formal topiary and an outdoor lap pool, beside which you can relax and enjoy views to the vineyards.
There are just seven guest rooms, each decorated in a simple but elegant style. One of these rooms is a luxury suite and has a whirlpool bath.
There is a restaurant specialising in gourmet Chilean cuisine with menus prepared to complement the vineyard's excellent wines. Other facilities include a spacious living room, pool table and bar. Wine tasting and a tour of the winery are included in your stay.
What our clients say
Stunning place which we really enjoyed as a chill out after our tour.LD, London
A great start - exceeded our expectations.AH, Northampton
"Excellent food, lovely gardens. Just right for a break in travelling. Tour of vineyard and tasting excellent and informative."FL, Dewsbury
Welcoming place. Good included excursion. Delightful garden and grounds. Nice bedroom and en suite. Excellent dinners with truly personal service. Proactively handled [and very well] a problem with hot water to some rooms including mine. A nice shop and a very pleasant small restaurant open to the public. I would have been happy to stay longer and used the place as a base for visiting Valpariaso.pethaps best on arrival in country rather than before departure but that is a very personal thing.KO, Salisbury
"A lovely intimate feel with just seven rooms, so expect to interact with the other guests."BM,Macclesfield
This was an excellent choice, wonderful valley of vines, winery, gardens, restaurant and relaxation. Only comment, we could have easily spent another night here.JW, London
Our expert's view
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert
Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.
Matetic does a great job of combining the colonial hacienda feel of the accommodation with a modern, state of the art winery. With a huge amount of land, lovely gardens, pool and of course the wine, this is a wonderful place to discover the Chilean wine lands. The restaurant serves some of the best food I’ve eaten in Chile.
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