The Story.

El Pangue has always been populated and has always been known for its gold mines. First by the Incas then by the Spaniards and later by the Americans (empire stuff). It´s still possible to find some gold if you know how to look for it. Therefore, to the rhythm of gold, wheat, grazing and woodcutting the town was formed. The story tells that part of the Spanish royalist army, after being defeated in the battle of Maipú and failed to escape to Valparaíso. They took refuge in these places and hid their treasure called: “The 7 silver mules”. A treasure very much sought by Chileans and foreigners but never found.

It all started like this...

In 1984 an advertisement appeared for the sale of 1.500 acres in Casablanca. Its old owner, Don Toto Erlwein, was looking for more than a buyer, he was looking for someone who would love the farm. “You will take care of it for me?” he told me at the time of signing the transfer. Only days after the purchase, El Pangue was destroyed by the devastating earthquake of March 1985. All the buildings, houses, warehouses, and dam collapsed. Quite an ordeal. We started from scratch. Rebuilding everything and that strengthened our relationship and commitment to the place and its people.

Our Spirit.

This place is a meeting point between work and beauty. A place to explore, enjoy, get to know, rest, ride horses, walk, and get lost among the hills. But at the same time, get the best of what this land can give to produce such as the oranges that Felix Lopez planted in the beginning, as well as the vineyard that today begins to give its fruits.

The Horses.

A passion that today fills the paddocks of El Pangue became true: the breeding of purebred Arabian horses for equestrian enduro competition. At Harás El Pangue Kehailan we breed horses that have won countless national and international titles and championships. This special breed, a product of thousands of years living among the Bedouins in the desert, is synonymous of beauty, endurance, and speed; however, it is also very close to humans.

The Work.

The people who work here have been related to the place for generations. Juan Gutiérrez “Juanucho”, who has built almost all our works. José Marchant “Joselito”, son of the oldest worker, is today in charge of all the irrigation systems. Johnson Cerda “Yompi”, grandson and son of people working here, is today the main machinist. And so many more.