Vina Casa Silva
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TravelPod Member ReviewsVina Casa Silva San Fernando
We arrived at around 9pm rather tired and hungry. It is such a shame that there is not a better welcome for late arrivals at Casa Silva. We raided the mini bar (why only a half bottle available) and had a $5 packet of crisps. A small welcome platter with cheese and biscuits would be easy to provide. The night guard had very little information and certainly there's no information in the rooms or public areas. The night guard did not tell us that the clocks were changing in Chile that night. The house is beautiful, the location stunning, the tour charming but the welcome and the lack of information on arrival make it a very quirky place to stay
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... the fruits and vegetables come from here too.
The population was almost 150.000 in 2012.
After the last earthquake, in Februrary 2010, the city was badly affected. Many of the most important monuments of the city were distroyed or highly damaged, such as the San Fracisco Church, built in the 18 hundreds, the building of the Union Club, the building of La Prensa, the local newspaper, and some others.
A few ...
... in every direction, incredible graffiti art coloring the otherwise oblique buildings, and countless dogs emerging from seemingly nowhere.
Arriving at Terminal Alameda, where the main bus companies collect and deposit their passengers, we believed that station was also where we would catch a southbound train. After about 20 minutes of wandering around we decided to ask someone, who was of no help, but a wonderful Chilean woman overheard ...
... winery is most known for and my favorite and this did not let me down
- Grand Reserve Cabernet Savigion 2011 - the fruity wine and not normally my favorites but this one was good
- One Vineyard Syrah 2011 - normally my lest favorite red well OK i lime rosas less but i hardly count those as a red wine but this one was extremely enjoyable.
In case your wondering Secreto, Grand Reserve and One Vineyard are just different brands ...
Today was a crazy day.
I woke up at 6:15, went to set up breakfast for 7, served it, talked with Hernen and Pato, the regulars, a bit, cleaned up and then headed to the vineyard to weed. Don Cele told me what to do, and I set about pulling out those pesky molestias for about 3.5 hours. I have the farmer's tan/sunburn to prove it. It was surprisingly relaxing. Mostly because every time I looked up from the ground I realized I was sitting in a vineyard, ...
Well I must be doing something right. I have officially been put in charge of the lodge for a few days. Will and Carolina left me in charge on Friday as a sort of practice and now I am in charge until Wednesday..that means making, serving, and cleaning, bfast, lunch and dinner, cleaning the rooms, bar tending at night, and in my "spare" time from that I get to water all the gardens, weed, ...