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Source: Frommer's Travel Guide


Algodon Wine Estates in Mendoza, Argentina

Where: Argentina's Mendoza province, about a 10-minute drive from the city of San Rafael

The Details: Each of the nine suites has a working fireplace, a flat-screen television, and a private patio from which you can see the pool, the olive trees, or the surrounding vineyards. Rooms are a short walk from the tasting room, where a tasting of rosé, red, and white wine is included for overnight guests. Stays also include breakfast, a complimentary bottle of Algodon wine, nightly turndown service, and access to the outdoor pool. You can also enjoy a complimentary upgrade and late checkout, subject to availability upon check-in.

Why Stay Here: Inspired by the traditional Argentinean estancia, the property contains two lodges in a secluded part of Mendoza. Guests can hop on a golf cart to explore the 2,050-acre property, which has 11 tennis courts and a championship golf course. Valentin Bianci Winery is about 30 minutes by car. The winery, which dates back to the 1940s, is known for its award-winning Malbec and Bonarda wines (rated 90 or above by Wine Spectator). The property also contains olive groves and apricot, plum, and walnut trees. The fruits make their way into the gourmet cuisine at the on-site Chez Gaston, which has a traditional clay oven.


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