Award-winning lodge at the foot of the Andes, the Vines Resort & Spa is the perfect marriage of food, wine and adventure and an ideal escape amidst the rolling vineyards of the Uco Valley, just 1½ hours south of regional capital Mendoza.
Here, sleek contemporary architecture melds seamlessly with the surrounding landscape and offers sweeping panoramic views; the ideal base from which to relax and enjoy world class cuisine. Best of all, it still feels distinctly Argentine – guests are attended by gauchos, the wine of course centered around Malbec and other regional blends while the in-house “Siete Fuegos” features Patagonian-inspired grills that take pride of place in the restaurant.
There are 22 one- and two-bed villas, all immaculately furnished with soft linen, state-of-the-art technology and an outdoor deck for admiring the views. In addition, several of the deluxe villas also feature outdoor tubs/plunge pools or a rooftop terrace for enjoying the magnificent star-scape.
Under the direction of acclaimed chef Francis Mallmann, guests can enjoy delicious Argentine dishes such as the 9-hour slow-grilled rib eye or cast-iron baked salt-encrusted salmon all accompanied by fresh seasonal fare and award-winning wine.
If you can drag yourself away from the resort, the Vines offers a host of activities from walking, riding and trekking to wine-tasting and even heli-skiing. Or, you may prefer to simply unwind in the pool or enjoy a hot tub under the shadow of the mountains.
The Vines Resort & Spa has the raised the bar in Mendoza and caters to both foodies and thrill-seekers alike. You can even blend your own wine and impress your friends when you get home!