An oenophile’s paradise – a luxury Argentina estate with vineyards and a boutique wineryStaying at one of Frommer’s’ top vineyard inns in the world, with daily meals included
Going for a wander around the 2,050 Sierra Pintada-view acres
Touring the boutique winery, including the vineyard-view tasting room
Taking a bath – wine glass in hand – within your Wine & Golf Lodge suite
What To Know
Located about 10 miles outside of central San Rafael
Complimentary onsite parking is available
Free WiFi works well
A sumptuous suite stay in Argentine wine country, with breakfast, lunch, dinner, a winery tour and more
Argentina takes its name from the Latin word for silver, but it could have just as easily been named for wine. Between its Malbecs, Cabernets and Chardonnays, this South American destination is an oenophile’s paradise – it's one of the top five wine-producing nations in the world. Sample these varietal vinos at TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winning, Frommer’s-approved Algodon Wine Estates & Champions Club, which proudly turns out all of them (among others) at its vineyards and acclaimed boutique winery. Better yet, stay on the estate grounds, and be surrounded by world-class reds and whites, 24 hours a day.
Wine is always more fun as part of a pairing, so complement yours with another Algodon offering. Take your glass on a walk around the 2,050 San Rafael acres, for a spectacular side of Sierra Pintada views, or sip it in your luxurious suite or villa, while curled up by a wood-burning stove or fireplace. There’s also tennis on the sprawling Mendozan grounds, at the one hard, two grass and seven clay courts, plus golf at the championship course. And if you like your pairings more traditional, order up a seasonal, gourmet Argentine delicacy from the clay oven or broiling pit at Chez Gaston, Friday through Saturday.
Each suite is a spacious, elegantly decorated retreat. It features a selection of Algodon vinotherapy
Friday through Sunday, Chez Gaston Restaurant serves lunches and dinners of gourmet Argentine dishes, often fired in the clay oven or broiled in the flame pit, and always prepared from the most local and seasonal fruits and vegetables available. The rustic clubhouse’s setting is a 50-year-old antique olive grove, and you’ll enjoy pairing your food and Algodon wines with floor-to-ceiling vistas of the olive trees and vineyards.
You’ll get 2,050 gorgeous acres in the Mendoza countryside to yourself (well, basically), at this delightful vineyard inn, holding 10 tennis courts, a full championship golf course, vineyards and a boutique winery. The last, residing 2,625 feet above sea level, comprises an elaboration and conservation area, a wine cave and a tasting room and opens for customized tours and seminars. Venture out into surrounding San Rafael and greater Mendoza for walks through tree-lined boulevards, museum excursions, visits to the historic first settlement in the region and canoeing adventures on the Rio Atuel. Winter brings iconic skiing on the slopes of Las Leñas.