Set against the backdrop of soaring Andean peaks, Alpasion is an elegant boutique hotel and winery at the heart of the Uco Valley some 90 minutes’ drive south of Mendoza. As its name might suggest, the hotel has been a labour of love from its owners whose passion for wine has been reflected in its design – wherever you turn, there is a spot where you can enjoy a bottle amidst wonderful views.
Alpasion’s contemporary design melds seamlessly with the landscape while inside modern, clean spaces are lifted with warm textiles, elegant beams and a flash of vibrant colour.
The 6 rooms – 5 luxurious doubles and 1 family room – all open onto private terraces and are named after the base elements: metal, wood, earth, air, water and fire. All feature the latest technology including cable TV and Wi-Fi.
Alpasion rightly prides itself on its cuisine and under the watchful eye of Hector Ordenes, ex head chef at the Park Hyatt, has developed a four course menu to showcase traditional Argentine cuisine with a gourmet touch. For a change of scenery, there are a number of excellent restaurants within five minutes’ drive.
The hotel is the ideal spot to recharge your battery or head off wine-tasting or biking. Outside there is a pool with a jacuzzi while in the evening, you may like to head to the hotel’s impressive wine cellar or enjoy a bottle on the roof terrace overlooking the Andes.
Alpasion is a distance away from Mendoza but excellent value for money and especially suited for those looking to relax, wind-down and enjoy excellent cuisine (and wine of course!).