Amanda Barnes picks three places to stay on Chilean wine estates...
Chile wine country: Stay in a casona
Traditionally the home of the owner, most historic wineries now have a casona (house) offering a cosy stay with wine-paired evening meals.
In the middle of Santa Rita’s Maipo estate is its handsome Casa Real Hotel, with 16 rooms in a well-preserved 18th century mansion.
By reservation only, (+56 2) 2 362 2555.
Further south in Colchagua, Casa Silva’s century-old family home in the vineyard also moonlights as a boutique hotel.
Reservations only, contact firstname.lastname@example.org (+56) 72 2 717491.
And on the road between Casablanca and San Antonio lies the 160ha biodynamic estate of Matetic , where you can spend the night in one of eight well-appointed rooms in the colonial-style casona surrounded by handsome gardens, with a sleek swimming pool.
Amanda Barnes is editor of www.thesqueezemagazine.com, a guide to travel and wine in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay.
Find her full guide to top South American winery hotels in the October issue of Decanter, on sale now.
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