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Exploring Argentina's Expanding Wine Regions

At the Cavas Wine Lodge, on a working vineyard in Mendoza province.

Photo: Graciela Cattarossi

Wine-making talent and investment money have been streaming in from Europe and beyond, dramatically altering Argentina’s vinous landscape with hundreds of acres of new vineyards, several dozen new wineries, and entire categories of new wines. With that have come ambitious restaurants and stylish hotels, the trappings of a wine region that draws well-heeled travelers.

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Destinations: Mendoza · Salta · Cafayate · La Consulta · Recoleta

Inspired by: Argentina's Growing Wine Regions — by Bruce Schoenfeld, Published Aug. 2009

Hotels (4)

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    La Posada

    The hotel is part of the Vistalba winery, across from La Bourgogne restaurant.

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    Estancia y Bodega Colomé

    The hotel, on 96,000 acres, is the choice for isolated luxury. The television-free rooms are surrounded by fields of lavender and 150-year-old vine

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    Patios de Cafayate Hotel & Winespa

    The hotel consists of two stories of dark wood and stucco, built around a courtyard and filled with hundred-year-old furniture.

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    Park Hyatt Mendoza

    Easily the city’s finest hotel, this whitewashed, seven-floor building has a restored Spanish neoclassical exterior, a colonial-era inner courtyard... More

Restaurants (6)

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    José Balcarce

    The northwest's "high plains cuisine" with contemporary style.

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    El Restaurante

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    1884 Francis Mallman

    High-end adaptations of local cuisine.

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    La Posada del Jamón

    Plates of local ham and house-made sausages at an informal roadhouse in the Uco Valley.

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    La Bourgogne, Buenos Aires

    Chef Jean Paul Bondoux hails from the Bourgogne region of France; in 1993, he opened this restaurant that specializes in cuisine from his homeland,

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    Cavas Wine Lodge

    Cavas Wine Lodge's contemporary casitas are a striking contrast to their surroundings: the property is set in the midst of a working vineyard acces

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Activities (10)

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    Bodega José L. Mounier

    Owner and enologist José Luis Mounier worked 18 years at Bodegas Etchart, Salta’s largest producer, before planting grapes on a slope he’d cleared.

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    The Winery

    A bottle store in a restored mansion.

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    Viñedos y Bodegas Mendel

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    Clos de los Siete Calle

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    Bodega Catena Zapata

    The dramatic winery was built to resemble a Mayan temple.

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    Achaval-Ferrer

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    Vines of Mendoza

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    O. Fournier

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    Bodegas Salentein

    Located in the Uco Valley, this strikingly modern winery complex founded by a Dutch tycoon, includes a lavish art museum and a gift shop that sells

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    Bodega San Pedro de Yacochuya

    Winemaker Michel Rolland has created superb Malbec and Cabernet blends at this boutique Argentinian winery.

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