Antiyal began as a small plot of land when it was bought by Alvaro Espinoza and his wife Marina back in 1996. Hailing from a family of winemakers, Alvaro’s first priority was planting the vines. Grapes sowed, he set about building a house from adobe bricks and recycled materials, such as reclaimed Chilean alerce wood from houses or unused telegraph poles. A couple of decades later, Antiyal wine is exported to 16 countries worldwide, and the vineyard now stretches 52 acres (with a second plot a few miles down the road).
The original family home has now been turned into a B&B that has guests immediately wanting to kick off their shoes, wander barefoot through the large garden, and jump in the pool. The terra-cotta roof, distressed French windows, and patio lined with wooden pillars (the telegraph poles) create a sense of history—even though the building is less than 20 years old. Outside, guests can laze in hammocks or enjoy meals at the long wooden table in the barbecue area. Marina, Alvaro, or one of their three sons pop in each morning to rustle up breakfast.