Matetic La Casona
An hour west of Santiago in the San Antonio wine appellation, and a stone’s throw from the coast, this century-old guesthouse is your base for exploring the Rosario Valley, home to Matetic Vineyards. The house rule is kicking back and taking life at a slower beat. The colonial guest house hints of another era although with the tasteful, modern décor and a homey ambience.
Each of the seven rooms is furnished with country-style décor and colorfully tiled bathrooms. The beds have luxurious down comforters and the “black out” curtains, wooden shudders typical of hacienda constructions.
At Matetic, silence abounds—the only noises are birds chirping and the whisper of the wind through the eucalyptus trees. Saddle up to climb to the lookout for a view of their private valley. Bike out to the sleek modern winery at the end of the road to try their organic and biodynamic wines from zesty Sauvignon Blanc to wild Syrah. Dine in the Equilibrio restaurant on delicious estate lamb and seafood from the nearby coast. Play a round of billards in the lounge.
After dinner, cuddle up under the stars by a bonfire next to the pool. Ahhh…