Auberge du Vin, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Tupungato
What We Love
- Grapevines everywhere; the hotel is situated in its own vineyard
- Indoor/outdoor heated pool with striking mountain views
- Free WiFi throughout the hotel
- Shuttle service to Cerro Catedral ski center
What To Know
- Located in the Tupungato Winelands, a development that’s part country club, part vineyard and includes a golf course and two polo fields
- For an extra fee, a personal shopper can prestock your guestroom’s kitchen
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Situated at the base of the Andes in Argentina’s wine country, this boutique hotel lures guests with its stunning location in the shadow of Mount Tupungato and the Cordon el Plata range. The 29 guestrooms are decorated in earth tones, with such mod cons as flat-screen TVs, free WiFi and kitchens with stainless steel appliances. They have comfy sitting areas marked by large picture windows with vineyard views. Go for a dip in the heated pool, which has views of the surrounding mountains, or unwind with a massage at the spa. Breakfast, lunch and dinner menus built around local ingredients are served at the Epic restaurant, where a sommelier is on hand to recommend pairings from the hotel’s huge wine cellar. End the day with a glass of Malbec by a firepit on the auberge’s Grand Terrasse.
In the Area
There’s a long list of activities to keep visitors here busy. The Epic restaurant offers cooking classes and wine tastings, and can provide a lunch to go for guests to take out into the vineyards for a picnic. Polo, anyone? Tupungato Winelands features two fields, with opportunities for both novices and experts to play. Auberge guests also have access to Argentina’s first golf course and can swing by the boutique winery’s tasting room afterward to sip the Malbec and Pinot Noir produced here. During the winter months the hotel runs a shuttle to Cerro Catedral, one of the country’s top ski destinations.
How to Get There
The hotel is well off the beaten path, and about 5 km down a gravel road, but the setting can’t be beat in the middle of a vineyard with views of the mountains. We spent 2 nights here, but would love to go back for a longer visit (I’d say 3-4 nights would be ideal).
It’s a small boutique property, but has a great pool, a beautiful terrace, and great service. The restaurant has a fairly limited menu, but the food was great and reasonably priced as well. The price of the hotel was very reasonable as well, and the breakfast was quite good. The room was spacious, and had patio doors opening up directly into the vineyard.
The location is somewhat isolated, but close to many amazing wineries including Bodega Azul and Andeluna, so is a wine lovers dream.
Some of the staff seemed new, but were all eager to please, and Florencia, one of the managers, was amazing.
There were a few things that could be improved - some of the outdoor areas could use a bit of extra maintenance, the pool was out of towels on one morning, the tables outside the room could use a good cleaning, and there was a bit of a smell in the bathroom from the sinks/toilets, but overall pretty minor comments on what was an overall amazing visit.
We look forward to returning again sometime, as it really felt like a home away from home.
We recently spent four days...over the USA Thanksgiving Holiday at Auberge du Vin. We had reserved a room there a number of months ago and decided to get married at the hotel. We worked with the hotel staff: Florencia, Florencia(yes there are two) and one. Florencia the General Manager in particular was great to work with. We wanted a simple commitment ceremony in the vineyards and that is what we got. We got married outside of our room, the vineyards and Los Andes in the background. The staff went out of their way to arrange flowers and a photographer...it was an excellent memorable time at the hotel. They arranged for a nice dinner in their private dining room and when we got back to the room there were rose petals on the bed. Very romantic and we really appreciate what they did.
The hotel is very comfortable and small.....the pool was a nice place to spend a couple of hours each day relaxing with a bottle of champagne after a hard day of wine tasting and/or seeing the countryside. It's an incredibly beautiful area with small and medium size wineries. The kitchen at the hotel is really good...limited menu but that's one of the attractions about the hotel. Try the home made yogurt at breakfast....it's extremely addicting.
The hotel is on a gravel road which is common throughout Mendoza and Uco Valleys...it adds to the charm. The hotel staff arranged three winery visits for us one day along with lunch. Each tour was really good and the wineries have a great selection of excellent wines...especially the Malbecs and blends.
We would highly recommend the Auberge du Vin and Uco Valley/Tupungato. Very relaxing, romantic, and enjoyable.
Eric & Christine
Stayed at the hotel for a work offsite. Overall the service and cleanliness was average. The location was very remote, peaceful, and took about one hour and 45 minutes to 2 hours to get from Mendoza, ARG. It's located in driving distance of some amazing wineries.
Air conditioning does not work and they didn’t solve it in 7 days.
We could sleep only 3 days from the 7 days we stayed because of the noise, they allow parties and people screaming in the aisle until 3am. We threatened to call the police but none seemed to concern about it.
Every morning the cleaning services start making noises hitting doors since 6am, so if you plan to sleep longer than that it’s not possible.
Toilet is always smelling like pee, cleaning doesn’t help with it.
The fireplace in the rooms can’t be used, they say the system doesn’t work.
Would never recommend staying in here. Not a family place, even tough it should be, it’s not a quiet offer.
We were treated like Kings after swtiching the groups prior menu and the Chef was nice and patient, ammenities are awasome. Peole super friendly and the views are one of a kind. Great polo field for running or simply staring at the mountain.