Rancho Divinocame about as a life-long dream of Paco Pilon, originally born in Montreal, Canada. After many years of searching world-wide, in 2006 he finally bought this beautiful vineyard where he could produce the kind of wine he personally loves to drink, Malbec.
Working each year during vacations , he and his American wife, Toody, have slowly restored the original adobe farmhouse, a 100-year old casona, updating and decorating it with artisan creations, modern conveniences, decor collected from their world travels and locally made furniture. An independent addition with a thatched roof called a quincho, was constructed, featuring a loft bedroom, allowing them to design around a Tuscan theme below, with an open kitchen, wood-burning pizza oven and huge fireplace and grill. Antique pieces salvaged from an historic building of nearby San Rafael have found a new home in these units, creating a unique combination of rustic and eclectic styles, mixing old adobe walls and hand-painted floor tiles with renovated wood furnishings and local artisan creations. By 2014, the original family house became two separate units for vacationers, and in 2017 the most recent addition has been the creation of a small and intimate one bedroom suite opening to the orchard and vineyard, built in the same style with re-purposed materials.
The outcome of these design projects can now be enjoyed during South America's summer months, mid-December through March, when all three are available for weekly rental, while the weather is warm and dry. The large pool provides cool enjoyment and the days are long for outdoor activities. And for July and August ski enthusiasts, accommodations are also available to visit Las Leñas ski area, just 180 km away.
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