Clos Apalta Residence

Clos Apalta Residence can be found right in the centre of Chile’s Colchagua Valley, famous for the production of world-class wines. Never straying from its vintner roots, the interior design and colour schemes of each of the four rooms are based uniquely on a wine from the vineyard. The excellent, fine-dining dishes are specifically matched to a wine, to make the most of the complimentary flavours. Everything here revolves around wine, which is bound to get the Black Tomato approval.


The Colchagua Valley is famous for some of Chile’s best red wines, including Cabernet, Carménère, Syrah and Malbec. As the Clos Apalta Residence is situated in the centre of the valley, it makes it a great base-camp for exploring the wines of the region. Peeking through the trees on the hillside, the four bungalows have views across the valley for as far as the eye can see. Clos Apalta is less than an hour’s drive away from local train station San Fernando or 190km from Santiago International Airport.

Your Room

Each of the four rooms at Clos Apalta is named and designed after a wine produced by the vineyard. All rooms are large and luxuriously furnished, and have their own private terrace and serene gardens, growing native plants that were the inspiration for one of the wine’s labels. Personal service is of paramount importance to the Residence staff, and they will make sure you have everything you need to sample your way around one of the most famous wine regions in the world.

Why we like it

Our favourite feature of Clos Apalta is the location: unparalleled views across the vineyard and the valley that encases it. After visiting Clos Apalta Residence, wine becomes an experience rather than just a drink, and the best way to indulge in the vino-culture is to embark on some wine-related activities: we recommend touring the vast vines on mountain bikes, or on horseback as the “Huaso” (Chilean cowboys) do.