The La Postolle vineyard is a project of the French owner Charles de Bournet Marnier Lapostolle and his wife. Together they have created a winery as well as a luxury-level home that they share with guests who wish to experience this wonderful spot in the Apalta valley.
Located at an elevated position in the eastern sector of the Colchagua Wine Valley in the “tributary” valley of Apalta is the wine making unit that has been designed in a unique and fascinating way that could easily pass as a set on a James Bond movie.
Located on several floors, tremendous thought and care has gone into the presentation, design, and functionality of every aspect of this unit. For example, the tall wine storage barrels are not just metallic tanks standing in a line, no, here they are positioned in a circle and have a wooden façade. Then there is the lower-level cellar room where wine barrels are positioned in a circle and the room illuminated by soft back lighting. In the middle of the cellar is the tasting table, which is elongated and lit with subtle lighting.
In addition to the above, the entire wine-production facility has purposefully been built “into” the hill side so that one entire back wall of the building is natural rock, which, hidden from the sun is continually cool. The cold rock keeps the ambient air temperature cool and this heavier, cold air, sinks down into where the cellar is located, thus maintaining the required cool temperature in the cellar for wines to settle and mature in their barrels.
Adjacent to this marvel of wine producing style is the Clos Apalta Hotel. Without doubt the accommodation offered here is in the exclusive category because there are only 4, private, luxury equipped units (villas, or suites).
The four, individual and private La Postolle Clos Apalta accommodation units, or small houses, are each located in the hill side, surrounded by natural vegetation, but with elevated, unspoiled views down to the vineyards and the Apalta Wine Valley below, with the snow-covered Andes also visible beyond.
Each, spacious unit of 90m2 enjoys a private terrace and small garden too.
The interior decoration is totally in line with quality, taste, and design, including hi-end technology sound equipment for your phone; quality bed linen, beautiful, natural wooden bathroom units, a long bathtub in the bathroom, soft lighting and expensive-looking furniture.
Close to the private, small houses (“casitas”), is the main building where there is a common living room and dining area where meals are served, and from here is the panoramic view over the vineyards and valley. Also close to this area is the outdoor infinity pool, offering a terrace and the same, beautiful views.