This hotel review was written by Claire & Rosemary.
The Vines Resort & Spa is a boutique wine and culinary resort located in the famous Uco Valley in Mendoza, Argentina. This is one of the most spectacular places with the perfect combination of: high desert, vineyards, Andes and amazing people. They say the Vines is a place that is not easily found and even harder to leave. Heed the advice of those words and plan on staying for a couple of extra days.
When you arrive at The Vines, you will be welcomed by name by “gauchos” with refreshing drinks in hand. The Vines draws on Argentina’s culture and heritage by providing guests with “gauchos” who act as personal guides to help create and perfect your experience.
Talking about experiences, there is a lot to choose from. You can enjoy long fabulous meals, while taking in the views of the Andes. You can see the sun come up and the Andes explode in colors with a sunrise horse ride. You can learn to blend your own wine working side by side winemakers. And if you want to explore the wine region even further, The Vines can arrange wine visits to the surrounding wine regions of Lujan de Cuyo and Maipu Valley. If all the wine leaves you looking for something more active, simply run through the vineyards, hit the gym, jump in the pool or ride a mountain bike around the resort.
Earlier we note that The Vines of Mendoza is hard to leave. Each time you walk into your villa, you will be faced a tough decision; should you stay in your private sanctuary flanked by the beauty of the Andes or participate in one of the numerous activities the resort has to offer. It’s a tough choice and that’s why you should plan on a few extra days.
The one thing you cannot miss at The Vines, is an experience at Siete Fuegos. This is the restaurant where legendary Argentine chef Francis Mallmann serves up inspired regional fare. Siete Fuegos, or “seven fires,” describes open-flame cooking techniques, inspired by Argentine gauchos, European migrations, and refined through hundreds of years of history. Savor the rustic, fiery flavors of specialties like 9-hour slow-grilled rib eye, cast-iron baked salt-encrusted salmon, grilled seasonal fruits and more paired with award-winning boutique wines.
Details matter at The Vines and every thing is anticipated for you. From the attention of the gauchos, the customized wine experience and the spectacular cooking with fire, treat yourself at The Vines Resort & Spa. The whole experience is built around ensuring that you have “your slice of heaven, your way.”