loncomilla Archives

experience

Andrew came to Chile for a few weeks in September. He spent some time in Santiago, then a few weeks working on a farm in the Andes further North and then 7 days at Fundo Meza. We wanted to give him a good experience of the life here so he helped prune the olives, walked […]

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winemaker

Andres Sanchez, the winemaker at Gillmore winery – our neighbours in the Loncomilla Valley, gave us the ultimate wine-tasting. We popped by just as he was in the laboratory determining the final blends for the 2010 reds before they are bottled in the next few weeks. It was such a treat to hear the award-winning […]

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Mountain Trail

This route takes you up the highest southerly peak that can be seen from the main house, weaving along disused logging roads through the verdant pine forests. Emerging from the pines, you traverse the ridge with excellent views to the west, and then dip back down into the forest and across the creek. Walk Statistics Distance: 10.6 […]

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Creek Trail

This walk takes you down through the luscious eucalyptus trees, along the meandering creek and then back up the ridge and along the hillside, with elevated views of the creek below and Valle Botacura beyond. It is a pleasant walk to do on hotter days, when the shade is a welcome relief from the strong […]

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Loncomilla

Loncomilla Valley is home to many types of agriculture with vast expanses of vineyard, cattle farms (we have a local ice cream brand), blueberries, pine forests and olive groves. The Valley is also a haven of natural treasures – a meandering maze of water holes, natural creeks, oak forests, ancient boulders and native indian dwellings […]

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