Mapuyampay has it all. .....wonderful garden fresh food beautifully prepared,great Chilean wines, a peaceful and picturesque country acreage nestled against the foothills of the Andes but most of all friendly,interesting, talented hosts.
Mapu is about 3 hours south of Santiago (easy driving on super highway Route 5).Our spacious room was located in a separate building with 4 charming units each with soaring timbered ceilings and a porch overlooking the hills.There is also a large swimming pool.
Ruth, a renowned chef and her partner Vincente offer a unique country Chilean experience.On our "gastronomic weekend" we enjoyed exceptional meals and a cooking class featuring Chilean produce which was great fun.Much of the food was freshly picked from the extensive garden.Ruth, as Executive Chef for the Concha y Toro winery, is also well versed in Chilean wines and pairs wines wonderfully with her meals.
Our 3 days at Mapuyampay were among the best of our month is South America.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience Chile's wine country in the company of Vicente, a wine lover and poet, and Ruth van Waerebeek, an international acclaimed chef. Join us for an unforgettable culinary adventure in Mapuyampay, an intimate valley in the Andean foothills, at only 200 km south of Santiago, 60 km from the famous wine valleys of Santa Cruz and 40 km from Curico valley. We offer hands-on cooking classes, mostly prepared with the fruits, vegetables and herbs from our organic gardens. Forays into the local vineyards, on bike or on a horse back, can be arranged. If you like to experience something unique, far off the beaten paths, if you like to observe birds, love nature, like to play with food and sip Chilean wines, Mapuyampay is your destiny. ... more less
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