Life on a Mendoza Vineyard: The Casa de Uco Getaway

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By Pick Up The Fork

Oh, how I love Mendoza. It’s one of the only places on earth where it’s socially acceptable to drink wine before 10am. It’s also ideal for non-alcoholic reasons: the scenery is absolutely insane – think Andes mountains, an ideal climate, sunny weather, blue skies, friendly Mendocinos, rivers, vineyards, lots of green landscapes, sunrises, sunsets, stars, and, well… wine, wine, wine, and more wine. So, it was a no brainer when I had the chance to check out Casa de Uco, a new wine resort, hotel, spa, and restaurant that just opened up in Vista Flores, Valle de Uco. A few days in a Mendozan paradise luxury hotel filled with great food and wine? I guess I’ll take one for the team.

Walking into Casa de Uco and I immediately knew it would be a hard place to leave. Greeted by the ultra friendly staff, the floor to ceiling glass windows overlooked amazing views of a pool, pond, organic garden, 790 acres of vineyards — and I hadn’t even explored beyond the living room entrance yet... (Read More)