Landing on every “Best”, “It”, “Hot”, and “Top” list out there, The Vines Resort & Spa is where North American luxury and Argentinian authenticity spark magic in the renowned Uco Valley wine region. Here amid the still-secret vineyards of Mendoza, life revolves around the fruit of the earth... gauchos ride through the Malbec grape vines, visitors create their own unique wine blends, food plucked from the ground is cooked over open flame, and Andes Mountain views come in 360-degree doses. Though it is a place not easily found, guests of The Vines Resort & Spa find it even harder to leave, drawn to the laid-back luxury of the resort and the undeniable magnetism of the landscape and history of this hidden wine retreat.
The Vines Resort & Spa is rooted in a sense of place, with every element drawn directly from the rustic elegance and warm heritage of rural Mendoza. Each of the resort’s 22 one- and two-bedroom standalone villas represents an immersion into the surrounding 1,500 acres of vineyard estates. Fabrics are constructed from natural fibers, walls are built with stones dug from the property’s land, and expansive outdoor terraces are private havens decked out in fire pits, plunge pools, and breathtaking views of the vineyards and snow-capped Andes at every turn. Ranging from 1,000 to 2,700 square feet in size, the villas at The Vines Resort & Spa are intent on keeping the views in constant reach, whether from the fully-outfitted kitchens, the spa-inspired bathrooms, the fireside living rooms, or the outdoor showers and handmade soaking clay tubs.
Continuing its love affair with Mendoza’s distinct heritage and bounty, The Vines Resort & Spa has recruited top Argentine chef Francis Mallman to bring his perfected open-flamed cooking technique—a methodology inspired by Argentine gauchos and refined through the centuries—to the resort kitchen. The result is Siete Fuegos, “Seven Fires”, a showcase of the rustic, fiery flavors of Argentina. Whether enjoyed in the main dining room, during a cooking lesson in the kitchen, or at a private ‘asado’ feast in the vineyards, guests are treated to such specialties as nine-hour slow-grilled rib eye, cast-iron baked salt-encrusted salmon, and grilled seasonal fruits, all perfectly paired with award-winning vintages from the resort’s long and eclectic Argentinian wine list. Outside the kitchen, guests are encouraged to simply unwind, taking in the beautiful setting from the cozy indoor fireplace, the sparkling swimming pool, and the newly-minted fitness center, all of which boast unbelievable, floating panoramas of the Andes.
At The Vines Resort & Spa, wine serves as the centerpiece of every stay. Spend the day with an agronomist planting grape vines, learn how to blend a custom Malbec alongside winemaker Santiago Achával in the winery, follow the resident gauchos through the rugged countryside past the Cabernet Sauvignon vines, indulge in a vino-therapy treatment at the spa cottage, and, of course, taste hundreds of wines housed in the resort’s Cava cellar. With hundreds of wineries, limitless outdoor activities—from backcountry heli-skiing to fly-fishing on the Rio Mendoza—and 300 days of sunshine a year, Mendoza’s Uco Valley is a new frontier awaiting discovery. And with The Vines Resort & Spa sitting at its heart, visitors are promised an experience rooted in the pleasures of making, drinking, and sharing not only the region’s wine, but also its culture, rustic beauty, and warm-hearted hospitality.Request Information