Courtesy of Michael Evans, Vines Resort & Spa

Uco Valley, Argentina

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Will this sunny expanse outside Mendoza City become Napa South? New hotels are making it easier to sample the region’s Malbecs and Semillons: Francis Mallman—the Argentine Thomas Keller—runs the kitchen at Vines Resort & Spa ($$$$), while Casa de Uco, Wine Hotel & Spa ($$$$) has freestanding tubs and outdoor fire pits.

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Uco Valley, Argentina

Will this sunny expanse outside Mendoza City become Napa South? New hotels are making it easier to sample the region’s Malbecs and Semillons: Francis Mallman—the Argentine Thomas Keller—runs the kitchen at Vines Resort & Spa ($$$$), while Casa de Uco, Wine Hotel & Spa ($$$$) has freestanding tubs and outdoor fire pits.

Courtesy of Michael Evans, Vines Resort & Spa

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