Casa de Uco is a luxury hotel and experimental winery located 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. So special is it, that people have the opportunity to buy parts of the vineyard to cultivate themselves and live on the estate in private, luxury villas. The estate itself is spectacular. Acres of vineyards and a picturesque lake are surrounded by the beautiful Andes mountains, with snow-capped peaks that glisten in the morning sunshine.
The hotel itself oozes modern cool and sophisticated style. Clean lines, crisp linens and panoramic views of the mountains combine for a streamlined and expansive effect. Opt for a Laguna Suite with its own private balcony or terrace, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the scenery. The restaurant serves delicious international cuisine inspired by the Uco valley and the farm-to-fork ethos of the ownership, created by the chefs using ingredients grown in the hotel’s own organic garden. The garden is nourished by water from the valley and the produce ensures that the menu is always seasonal and fresh. For drinks, the hotel sommelier will guide you through the delicious winelist while bar staff whip up stylish bespoke cocktails.
Casa de Uco’s experimental boutique winery, led by renowned oenologist and winemaker Alberto Antonini, offers various activities to help guests get to know the vine-growing and wine-making process. Take a tour of the winery and vineyard, try your hand at wine blending and unwind with a special dinner in the exclusive Tasting Room. Casa de Uco specialises in single vineyard wines from their own estate.
Beyond wine, there are a host of activities and excursions to keep guests entertained. The hotel owners are horse lovers and the hotel has its own stables – what better way to explore the property than a morning’s ride through the vineyards before arriving at a hidden picnic spot for lunch? Bikes are also available to explore the expansive vineyards that surround the hotel, whilst guests can try their hand at archery, enjoy some action on the tennis court, soak up some rays by the pool and jacuzzi or visit the Uco Spa. Further afield, Casa de Uco’s delightful team can help organise all manner of adrenaline-fuelled pursuits, such as white-water rafting and paragliding, as well as visits to wortld-renowned neighbouring vineyards and restaurants in the Uco Valley and beyond.
Casa de Uco has pledged to donate funds to help plant ten square metres of native forest for every reservation made. In Argentina, a hectare of woodland is destroyed roughly every 3 minutes, so by making this contribution Casa de Uco aims to help play a part in reversing this trend, whilst protecting Argentina’s forested areas, preventing soil degradation and preserving the country’s incredible biodiversity.
Casa de Uco is a spectacular hotel in a spectacular location and a valuable addition to any luxury trip in Argentina.