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Las Palmas

“Tierra amada de valles escondidos nos regalas cada día el placer de nuestra mirada Cerros indomables, quebradas ocultas cimas bañadas por el viento te rodean guardando el silencio de tus valles perdidos de mis sueños.

Por tus venas corre la sangre de mi familia regando la tierra seca y desesperada pintando de verde lo amarillo alimentando la gracia del esfuerzo. Los pozos son tu corazón el viento y el clima son las sonrisas de tus frutos.

Si te paras de frente y miras al poniente podrás sentir el olor del mar que viaja frío refrescando nuestras mentes Palmera solitaria… disfrutas desde lo alto bailas con el viento lloras con la lluvia Más, no sabes que das vida desde tu nacimiento”

Werner Haeussler Opazo

Since 1896, the hacienda Las Palmas has been in the same family, went through several generations until Werner Haeussler Cousiño received it as an inheritance in 1929 of his Aunt Carmela Mira Mena. After several years of field work, Werner divided the land among its children, and that’s how Calbú is now owned by Werner Haeussler Fontecilla.

Calbú, from Calfu, which means blue in native Picunche dialect of central Chile, not only is the name of the farm but how is called the highest mountain in the old hacienda.

Calbú it’s in a valley surrounded by hills of the coast range, has been a fertile and generous field that has been putting together little by little, first by making a road, then bringing electricity and water. With these three elements the farm began to have its own life, it was cleaned and fertile valleys appeared, both on the slopes of the hills and in the center of the valley, today the farm is devoted to beef production and has walnut, plum and peach tree plantations. It also has horses and sheeps, and these for the welfare of the family and staff, and always telling unforgettable horseback riding through hills and cliffs, and enjoying good roast lamb.