We’re just weeks away from the perfect moment to visit Mendoza: vendimia.
Harvest time is the busiest in the province, and offers up the most fun, too. The vines have kept to their side of the bargain and it’s the turn of grape pickers, agronomists and oenologists to get the latest vintages rolling. You don’t have to be a wine fan to enjoy Argentina’s second-most visited region – though it helps. This TRA accommodation guide will help you choose where to stay in Mendoza’s glorious countryside complete with obligatory Andes panorama.
Casa de Uco
This boutique hotel opened in late 2014 much to the joy of design fans: the property was constructed by renowned architect Alberto Tonconogy, its interiors curated by daughter Julia with private vineyards managed by son Juan. With just 16 luxurious suites overlooking Malbec, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines as well as the Andean foothills, staying at Casa de Uco is akin to being at home – except far more luxurious. Warm staff cater to guests’ needs, organising bespoke experiences such as outdoor culinary classes, reservoir-side asados or a wine blending session. I turned my hand to cooking with chef Charlie Torres, picking tomatoes and chilli peppers from the organic garden and searing them on a hot plate before they miraculously turned into Bloody Marys. If that sounds like too much hard work, kick back in the Jacuzzi, strategically placed inside the infinity swimming-pool, or at the spa.
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