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Lapostolle Residence Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 25 Santa Cruz B&B and Inns
Edmonton, Canada
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“Secluded, Romantic, Amazing!”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

This place is absolutely breathtaking. There are only for suites separate from each other set on a hill with a magnificent view of the valley. The rooms have all that's required for privacy and romance. The outside is decked out so a to enjoy a a relaxing tan. The winery itself is a perfect combination of ultra modern technology and old school wine producing. The food is 5* French Cuisine and of course with the wine pairing you will have an amazing dining experience. The service is very individualized and at lunch you can enjoy an outdoor meal, while watching huge hummingbirds feed off of the beautiful landscape. We only stayed for 1 night in 2012, so we didn't have time to take advantage of other activities, such as horse back riding, but we are going back again November of 2014 and staying for 3 nights . I really recommend this magical place for honeymooners and loving couples looking for privacy, seclusion, romance and the feeling of being royalty.

Room Tip: All 4 rooms are equally beautifull. The only difference is that they go up a hill, so if you have a...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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DC-USA
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Reviewed 25 January 2014

Casa Lapostolle is one of Chile's premier wine producers. Clos Apalta is their premium wine, and they have dedicated a separate, state-of-the-art winery solely to its production. Attached to this fascinating winery (well worth a visit even if you are not staying at the Lodge) is the Clos Apalta Lodge. It consists of only four casitas, each beautifully appointed with superb views of the lovely Apalta Valley. Dinners are wonderful, prepared by an outgoing chef who is anxious to share his food and his time with guests.

Highly recommended, notwithstanding its rather steep cost.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

We have stayed at this beautiful and architecturally fascinating place in the past. This time we were just there for lunch and met the new chef Rodriguez. We had an exquisite lunch in a beautiful setting. The views are truly lovely. Given the food, the wine and the service, the price is reasonable and next time we are in the Colchuaga Valley, this will be at the top of our list.

Room Tip: All the casitas are delighful
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Washington, DC
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Reviewed 9 November 2013 via mobile

Quick note - someone wrote a review on TripAdvisor but did not stay here. It should be removed.

I arrived at the Residences this afternoon at 3pm and am astounded. Too bad TripAdviser doesn't have 7 stars!

This is an exclusive place and priced as such but in my opinion the cost is justified. Words can not do justice to this place.

After arrival I was seated for a four course lunch, each course accompanied by a different wine. Food was a Zagat 30. Edible flowers decorated each course. Anyway, this cynical New Yorker was blown away.

After lunch, I had a private tour of the winery which uses organic and non-mechanical methods only. The tour was amazing. Also as a guest, I visited the owners 2500 bottle wine collection. Housed in a cave under the tasting room carved out of granite.

I then was introduced to my casita - a small house. I'm quite overwhelmed.

If you have the chance (or the money) to spend a night here - do it!

  • Stayed November 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

My review covers only our tasting and tour at the winery. We did not experience the lodge at Clos Apalta. Also, full disclosure...my family is in the wine business; so I will make note of things that the average tourist won't.

Clos Apalta and L'Apostolle are separate companies. The property on which they reside in Colchagua Valley is beyond simply impressive... it is downright fabulous.

Through our presenter and tour guide, we learned that the Marnier family, French owners of Grand Marnier, are proprietors of both Clos Apalta and L'Apostolle. Can't get much more "street cred" in the wine business than that.

Make no mistake...no short cuts are taken by these wineries. Grapes are grown organically; the fruit is de-stemmed by hand, and punch downs are performed manually. Wines are fermented in French oak, not in stainless tanks

But in our tasting...something was missing.

Although we met with the assistant winemaker, I felt a lack of connection, a commercialism, an absence of "soul" essential to great wines. The lesson I learn for our own winery is the ultimate importance of the presenter, the winery's face to the world.

It saddens me that, with the great story Clos Apalta and L'Apostolle have to telI, we left feeling "Wow! But...."

Maybe we should have stayed at the lodge.

Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
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Clearwater, FL
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Reviewed 22 December 2012

The Lapostelle Residence has stunning views of the vineyard and valley! With only 4 "rooms/little houses", all very spacious and private, you are treated like royalty with award winning cuisine and wine. As a guest, you will receive special treatment during your tour of the winery. In additon you will see the private wine collection, only available to guests of the Residence.

Room Tip: The Carmenere Room is the largest and has an amazing view!
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 January 2012

Words cannot do this magical location or this incredible experience any justice at all. From the minute you arrive you are spoiled rotten. The food, the service, the wine, the pools, the views........absolutely everything is perfect. Its true paradise and a wonder way to end our month long honeymoon vacation.

Room Tip: The best Villa is the owners, Carmenere.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Lapostolle Residence Restaurant

Property: Lapostolle Residence Restaurant
Address: Colchagua Valley | Colchagua, Santa Cruz 3130000, Chile
Region: Chile > O'Higgins Region > Santa Cruz
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Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #12 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Cruz
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lapostolle Residence Restaurant offers a a gourmet 4 course wine pairing seasonal menu, including Aperitif, Starter, Main Course, Dessert with coffee and chocolates. Prior reservation required, minimum 18 years old. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Clos Apalta Winery And Lodge
Clos Apalta Winery Hotel Santa Cruz
Lapostolle Residence Restaurant Chile/Santa Cruz

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