The Vines of Mendoza
The Vines of Mendoza is a first class wine resort for wine lovers with several other wineries within walking distance.
The Vines of Mendoza is a wine resort in the Valle de Uco, a wild and beautiful area over 100km from the city Mendoza. Several important wineries have been established here over the last 20 years. It’s a highly-acclaimed first class property, devoted to promoting its vineyards and wines by offering you a luxurious stay and a gourmet experience.
The Vines is part of a large vineyard estate where investors buy their own plots and produce their own wine: there are currently 200 owners from 13 different countries. The hotel itself has its own small winery producing just 300 bottles a year.
The contemporary villas are set in rows in attractive grounds landscaped with native vegetation. They are tastefully decorated inside, featuring natural stone walls, polished concrete or wooden floors, earthy tones, traditional textiles and cowhide rugs. The property has one of the best pools in the region, a good-size lap pool with terraces and super views across the vineyards towards the Andes. The restaurant specialises in open-flame cooking techniques handed down by the gauchos and European immigrants: a highlight is the open outdoor kitchen area where you can watch all the preparations.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
The whole trip was memorable! The excursion to Estancia Cristina was amazing, trekking Laguna Torre and Laguna de los Tres were awesome too. And nothing beats being able to see and hear the Perito Moreno Glacier calve!LB, London
Perito Moreno was great again but I think the highlight was probably hiking in El Chalten area which was beautiful.PC, London
The weather was very kind to us and every glacier, view and the falls were stunningly beautiful. I loved being in the hotel at Bariloche sitting on the terrace overlooking the lake. I even thoroughly enjoyed travelling through the Enchanted Valley from Nequen to Bariloche because the airport had been closed. It is impossible for us to put one memorable moment as every part of Argentina that we went to was beautiful.LL, Bexley
Highlight: Journey on the PunaMK, London
Highlights?: Perito Moreno breathtaking, Cerro frias,Patagonian lunch and staff (Anna)delightful, Iguazu spectacular, Tango dancing at El Querandi unforgettable.AM, Egham
It was all highlights but Iguassu falls from Argentina and Brazil were really amazing. We were fortunate to be there when the water volume and power of the falls were especially high (which outweighed the occasional heavy rain by far).MW, Oldham
Perito Merino and Iguazú Falls were undoubtedly the high points - unforgettable experiences.TW, Prenton
We have had a great holiday in Argentina, partly organised by JLA and would certainly recommend JLA to anyone that wants to have such a trip, as they provided very good knowledge of the areas we visited and good organisation.LS, Zurich
Highlights: As booked by JLA Chiloe. W trek and trekking in Fitzroy Mountains out of this world. Perito Moreno a must.KM, Stroud
Most Memorable Moment?: Impossible to say, as each element was so different from the rest. La Bamba certainly will leave an enduring memory. Just the way to chill out after a fairly busy itinerary.AD, London
Bariloche area and the Lake crossingHS, Grays
Most Memorable Moment: Perito Moreno glacier.SU, London
Most memorable aspect: “Something between a long walk in Torres del Paine, the glacier, the boat ride in Ushuaia, San Telmo in Buenos Aires! Too many to pick from.”RM, Tooting
It seems almost invidious to single out one part of the trip given the high quality overall but it has to be Puerto Valle. Our expectations were very high given our experience thus far but those expectations were exceeded. We cannot commend them highly enough.CB, Leeds
Excellent trip during which we felt we saw some of the real Argentina. Delightful and helpful people abounded who had an enviable pride in their country. Excellent service from JLA (particularly Lina) and local representatives in Argentina added to our enjoyment.ML, Cheltenham
I have wanted to visit Argentina for years. Journey Latin America helped by interpreting our desires and pulled together an excellent itinerary. Our journey will be one of the most memorable trips we have ever been on. Each accommodation was different, giving us a taste for the area, culture and the people were so friendly. What an amazing countryLT, Wimborne
Most Memorable Moment?: Difficult to pick out one part. Patagonia Camp was fantastic. However we found the scenery in Argentinian Patagonia stunning.BS, Derby
What a fantastic country with genuinely friendly, happy people; it was a delight to meet so many. Although we realise we haven't seen all that the country has to offer, we felt we did get a real impression of Argentina and loved it.ML, Cheltenham
Each day gave us stunning scenery, amazing sights and the friendliness of the Argentinian people. Although one particular highlight was seeing an armadillo on the road from El Calafate..YGG, Wirral
We had a marvellous time, the welcome's we got at each airport was fantastic and everyone was helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. The people of Argentina are warm and friendly we felt relaxed and would recommend a visit there to anyoneMC
Everything met with our expectations (and beyond) but If there was a real highlight it was probably the visit to Estancia ChristinaRJ, Arundel
Seeing the iguazu falls was unforgettable. The hotel was beautiful with a fantastic position.LD, London
Highlight?: Too many but Iguazu stands out!JB, Mansfield
Impossible to choose a highlight - the variety made it great. the Falls were a highlight, plus Palermo Viejo in BAKW, London
Most Memorable Moment?: Sitting by the shore of Laguna de los Tres at the base of Mount Fitz Roy in El Chaltén ... or sitting in a wood-fired hot-tub on the first day of our honey-moon, overwrought, slightly jet lagged and very happily married!RB, London
Most memorable experience: "First - the Andean crossing from Puerta Varas to Bariloche. Perfect weather, scenery and organisation. Second - Patagonia Camp and the mini-treks we did around the Park. Beautiful Third - Salta and the Cachi/Cafayate trip. Interesting, historic and magnificent."RW, Cobham
Highlight? The trip to Puna.RE, Sheffield
Most Memorable Moment?: Iguazu falls - the whole trip was incredible! Seeing the falls by full moon was one of the most amazing things i have ever seen!JW, Aylesbury
Most memorable trip
I have wanted to visit Argentina for years. Journey Latin America helped by interpreting our desires and pulled together an excellent itinerary. Our journey will be one of the most memorable trips we have ever been on. Each accommodation was different, giving us a taste for the area, culture and the people were so friendly. What an amazing country.LT, Wimborne
Iguazu Fall were spectacular - made Niagara Falls look like a dripping tap. The bus journey from Mendoza over the Andes to Santiago was equally excellent. Buenos Aires was an exciting city, in which the area around La Boca was was so charismatic - could have stayed there for days!ID, London
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