Argentina Culture and Wine Experience 2023

  • Embark on an immersive culinary and wine-tasting journey in Mendoza, Argentina’s premier wine destination
  • Begin with two nights in the vibrant capital city of Buenos Aires
  • Stay in luxury accommodations at The Vines Resort & Spa in Uco Valley
  • Enjoy exclusive access to some of Argentina’s most highly regarded winemakers and sommeliers, and create your own malbec-based blend

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
April 21, 2023 | Arrive in Buenos Aires

• Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina

• Transfer to our host hotel, the beautiful Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt

• Stroll together along La Boca, the city’s original heart and home of tango, enjoying a short private tango performance and a class led by the dancers

• Visit the historic neighborhood of San Telmo and the home of one of Argentina’s most highly regarded silversmiths, Juan Carlos Pallarols. This influential artist will open the doors to his atelier exclusively for us, chatting about his life and art during the private cocktail reception on his terrace

Accommodations: Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt
Meals included: Cocktails and canapes

Day 2
April 22, 2023 | Buenos Aires

• Enjoy breakfast at the Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt

• Walking tour of Buenos Aires’ highly unique and cutting-edge street art guided by local experts

• Traditional asado lunch at the “cathedral” of polo: the Campo Argentino de Polo. You will be able to ride these championship horses while learning some strokes from some of the nation’s past world champions of the sport

• Head to the Villa Crespo neighborhood for a one-of-a-kind dining experience at the studio of internationally known local artist and accomplished chef Nicola Costantino

• After dinner, opt to have a nightcap—Porteño-style—at a “speakeasy” in the old-school Retiro neighborhood

Accommodations: Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 3
April 23, 2023 | Transfer to Mendoza

• Enjoy breakfast at the Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt

• Depart for flight to Mendoza

• Transfer to Uco Valley and check in to The Vines Resort & Spa

• Private lunch with world-renowned winemaker Santiago Achaval at his acclaimed Matervini Winery

• Afternoon at leisure at The Vines Resort & Spa

• In the evening, learn to taste wine like a professional through tasting some of Argentina’s highest-rated wines, with The Vines’ wine director, accomplished wine educator and winemaker Mariana Onofri

• Dine together as a group at a private dinner in the vineyard

Accommodations: The Vines Resort & Spa
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 4
April 24, 2023 | Wine and Empanadas

• Enjoy a leisurely morning; choose from a morning yoga class, a spa treatment, or a bike ride through the vineyards

• Private tour and wine tasting followed by lunch (paired with a lineup of their acclaimed wines) at the remarkable winery SuperUco in their tradition-bending restaurant "Culto por la libertad"

• For dinner, partake in a hands-on cooking class where you’ll learn to make Chef Francis Mallmann’s world-famous empanadas and walk away with a new perspective on knife skills. You’ll also receive a gift of a traditional gaucho knife from KDS, the family-owned creator of Mendoza’s finest knives

Accommodations: The Vines Resort & Spa
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 5
April 25, 2023 | Blending Session

• Begin the day on a sunrise horseback ride through the Andes Mountains followed by a typical Mendocino breakfast

• Wine director Mariana Onofri and The Vines winemaking team will guide you through your own personalized malbec-based wine-blending session

• Enjoy lunch at your leisure

• In the afternoon, enjoy a private tour and tasting at Vines Winemaker Village winery, Corazón Del Sol, or take the afternoon to relax at the resort

• Come together in the evening for an enlightening spirits tasting and creative cocktail class at the brand new Apostoles distillery on The Vines’ property

• Enjoy a private farewell dinner featuring the spectacular display in the style of world-famous Chef Francis Mallmann’s open-fire cooking

Accommodations: The Vines Resort & Spa
Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 6
April 26, 2023 | Depart Mendoza

• Enjoy breakfast at The Vines Resort & Spa

• Check out of the resort

• Transfer to the airport for you flight home

Accommodations: The Vines Resort & Spa
Meals included: Breakfast

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