Casa de Uco is Mendoza’s latest, and possibly the sexiest wine escape to open in Uco Valley. Argentine architect Alberto Tonconogy had both beauty and sustainability on his mind when designing the 16-room luxury resort. By using local materials and a natural color palette the boutique hotel blends into the 790-acre surrounding vineyard set against a stunning Andes backdrop. Coming soon is a collection of standalone, two-story bungalows that use solar energy to provide hot water, electricity and heating.
From the second you arrive, the staff welcomes you with the hospitality of a friend rather than a guest, which creates the warmth of a home rather than a hotel. Albeit, not many friends could feed you this well. Chef Pablo Torres sources the freshest ingredients from the region to prepare with fruits and veggies from the kitchen’s garden, which sommelier Juan Pablo Nieva pairs with Argentine wines to create gastronomic tasting menus worth sampling even if you’re not staying at the hotel.
You can enjoy a panoramic view of the great outdoors from anywhere in the hotel thanks to the floor-to-ceiling window walls. Or get outside and explore the sprawling property by bike or horseback, hit the tennis courts or indulge in a private yoga class on the roof. To unwind, linger poolside or relax in the hot tub overlooking the lagoon and mountains, visit the spa for an exclusive wine treatment or savor a bottle of Casa de Uco Malbec on your suite’s private terrace.