Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sunday, Feb

Wine, vineyards and luxury resorts in Mendoza, heart of Argentina’s wine country

Mendoza & National

By National Post

If you want mint tea with your breakfast at Casa de Uco, a luxury wine resort nestled in the Argentinian Andean foothills, your server first checks in the kitchen. Moments later, he is outside, walking toward the hotel’s organic garden, next to its vineyards. When he returns to your table moments later, he delivers a teapot brimming with freshly cut mint leaves.

About one hour north, guests at the Entre Cielos Wine Hotel and Spa are greeted at the gate with a glass of rosé from the Mendoza-area hotel’s vineyards. Drinks in hand, they are transported by golf cart to the hotel entrance, just some 100 metres away. Pampering is an Entre Cielos specialty. Indeed, its award-winning hamam spa, the first in South America, draws visitors from around the world.

Casa de Uco and Entre Cielos have much in common besides their own vineyards in Argentina’s leading wine region. Both are intimate, each with 16 rooms, creating a lodge-like experience where it is easy to meet other guests, if you want, or relax in secluded nooks. Both are among only a handful of luxury hotels just outside Mendoza—and both are... (Read More)

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