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CHRISTINE von Bonstetten has her roots in old Switzerland. Her family left Switzerland in the early 50ies and landed in Uruguay. Her biggest passion are horses. All her life she has bread Criollos and Arabs. Today she is in charge of all the horses and cattle at her estancia.. The "Estancia Don Pipo" is personally run by Christine and a team of Gauchos. She loves to introduce you to her world of rural Uruguay. She speaks fluently Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese. Some people say, she even speaks "Criollo" and "Angus" with her animals... Nobody will show you the wide open grasslands on a horseback better than her.
PETER WIRTH is a Swiss hotelier with world wide experience. He worked at the Hassler Hotel in Rome and as Executive Director at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. In Mexico he owned and managed the first Relais & Chateaux of Latin America - the Casa de Sierra Nevada in San Miguel de Allende,
Love plays an important role in his life. Peter fell in love with Uruguay and Salto in particular. He loves its people, its history, its culture and the colonial gaucho tradition. It reminded him of San Miguel de Allende. He speaks fluently Swiss German dialect, Spanish, English, Italian, German, French as well as a little Portuguese and Mandarin.