MENDOZA, CORDOBA & THE WINE REGION

A food and drink mecca, rich in Gaucho traditions and impeccable hospitality.

The most famous wine region of Argentina and housing some of the most luxurious vineyards in the world, Mendoza is firmly on the list for many food and drink connoisseurs. The city is in a stunning valley location, with great views of the nearby Andes mountain range and its architecture reflects the colonial style found elsewhere in South America. There are endless vineyards which spread from the city out across the surrounding landscapes, and taking a day tour to stop and sample the wine at two or three of these properties – know locally as bodegas – is one of the most popular excursions in the area. Many people choose to stay outside of the city centre in a wine lodge to truly immerse themselves in the culture here. But don’t be put off from visiting this relaxed city if you aren’t an avid wine drinker, there are numerous other activities including horse riding, hiking in the Andes, visiting a spa in the mountains, strolling around the museums in town or even visiting an olive tree plantation and helping pick the crop. Further east, towards Cordoba, the landscape gives way to rolling grassy hills where visitors can enjoy a stay in remote Estancias which offer a superior level of hospitality. Relaxing days of horse riding, sampling the homemade gastronomic delicacies and watching how the Gauchos tend to their herd of cattle are an fascinating and unique experience. This is Argentina in its raw state, where tradition mixed with sophistication allow guests to absorb the country at its finest.

WHERE TO STAY

Our favourite luxury hotels

Cavas Wine Lodge, Argentina

Cavas Wine Lodge

Nestled in a 55 acre vineyard, Cavas Wine Lodge is a boutique property strategically located between the best known wineries and the magnificent Andes Mountain range.

Entre Cielos Mendoza

Entre Cielos

Entre Cielos is a 5-star, luxury wine resort in Mendoza. Set amongst Malbec vineyards, this contemporary hotel offers excellent service in an unrivalled location with views of the spectacular Andes mountains.

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The Vines

Laid back luxury awaits visitors to this boutique wine resort less than 2 hours south of Mendoza. The hotel is surrounded by 1500 acres of private vineyards beautifully situated in the foothills of the Andes Mountains, and enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine per year.

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Dos Lunas Horse Riding Lodge

Situated in the Ongamira valley, in the province of Cordoba, this boutique farm house boasts a very unique style. Almost 6000 acres of natural land surrounds the lodge and provides outstanding horse riding opportunities.

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Estancia Los Potreros

The estancia of Los Potreros is an exclusive working cattle farm, wonderfully secluded and surrounded by 6500 acres of land. Sat at the top of the Sierras Chicas in the heart of the beautiful region of Córdoba, this remote and rustic estancia welcomes guests from all over the world.

Finca Adalgisa

Finca Adalgisa is a charming boutique hotel situated within a vineyard of 100-year-old Malbec vines. Fine wines, delicious food and boutique styling combine to make a perfect haven in the village of Chacras de Coria at the heart of Mendoza’s Wine Route.

Lares de Chacras

Lares de Chacras Boutique Hotel reflects the art of combining Andean stone with typical desert wood in a subtle union that reflects the natural ambience of simplicity and modern comfort.

El Colibri

El Colibri is listed in ‘1000 Places to See Before You Die’ and a few days at this luxury estancia in the mountains near Cordoba will ensure that you have a real ‘bucket list’ experience.

Casa de Uco, Mendoza

Casa de Uco

Casa de Uco is a luxury hotel and vineyard set in the stunning Uco valley in Mendoza. This part of Argentina produces some of the best wines in the world and the Uco valley is known for the world’s best Malbec grape.