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Mendoza wine country to Buenos Aires, with Chateau Montelena's own Chris Grossman
One Exclusive Departure
Mendoza, Uco Valley, Buenos Aires
A freshly butchered steak sizzles as it’s slowly roasting over a flame in the Andean open air. You tuck an alpaca blanket over your lap in the crisp night and raise a glass of malbec to your lips. Wine is as personal and alive as every individual with you. No malbec you’ve tried compares with this experience in its birthplace. You look up and breathe in the view of the snowy Andean range before you. Tomorrow you’re climbing it, like a gaucho, on horseback.
If you have a taste for world-class wine, good food and vibrant culture, this trip is for you. It’s the end of bud break, marking the growth cycle for the new growing season and a perfect time to get an inside look at the process and experience of Argentina’s finest producers. In Mendoza and Uco Valley, we’ll explore the fruits of this mountainous wine country, meet the people behind Argentina’s top wineries and savor intimate exclusive meals prepared by some of the region’s top chefs. Then we’ll take on the best of Buenos Aires, with guided walks of historic barrios, VIP visits of ornate theaters, intimate tango shows at local haunts and a visit to the studio of iconic muralist Marino Santa María. You’ll never experience wine and travel the same way again. Join us!
Just as Montelena fans are accustomed to our immersive events and library of historical vintages, our trips unlock special access not typically available to independent travelers. Our adventures are immersive, handcrafted and designed to explore the heart of a destination.
Travel the globe with other like-minded enthusiasts of Montelena for a more personalized and intimate adventure. Our unique trips feature first-class, luxury experiences that live up to our own high standards, working in partnership with top-of-the-line accommodation providers and local operators.
Joining you in Argentina is Chateau Montelena’s own Chris Grossman, Certified Specialist of Wine and Manager of Direct to Consumer Operations. Chris will provide a true Montelena experience half a world away.
The best of Argentina hospitality comes with sleek, art-filled boutique hotels surrounded by Andean peaks, and palatial old world buildings in Buenos Aires’ noblest barrios.
You’ll love setting up in the vineyards at this dreamy 16-room luxury hotel just outside Mendoza. From your room's art-filled, luxurious interiors, gaze out the wide windows or walk onto your private deck facing the manicured gardens and Andean ranges. Reward your mind and body with a Turkish-style bath, a mile-long loop through the vineyards and olive trees, or a refreshing dip in the pool.
Our Uco Valley hotel is a style unto its own, an extraordinary setting of living and being. Immerse yourself in the delights of Argentine culture, rustic natural beauty and warm-hearted hospitality. Its incredible views stretch across vineyards towards ever-present snow-capped Andean peaks. Revel in the pleasures of making, drinking and sharing wine and food. The Vines features famed chef Francis Mallmann’s cuisine at his onsite restaurant, Siete Fuegos, where traditional cooking meets upscale delicacy.
Our Buenos Aires home features European elegance with a uniquely Argentine twist. A combination of early-20th-century mansion and contemporary high-rise, the Four Seasons offers modern comfort with beauty and glamour. Pick the perfect spot for cocktails or steak—or explore their secret garden. This personalized, luxury experience is designed to reflect the hearts of Buenos Aires' stately Recoleta barrio right outside.
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Six nights at unique five-star accommodations; all internal flights; private travel for all day trips and excursions; private tours with local guides and cultural experts; exclusive VIP access, tours and tastings; guided activities and expeditions; entrance fees; daily breakfasts, most lunches and dinners; local beverages with meals.
International roundtrip airfare; travel insurance; transportation to the trip’s starting point; activities not included in the trip itinerary; hotel incidentals including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs; food and beverage not included in itinerary; gratuity for tour leader.
Our adventure begins at The Diplomatic Hotel in Mendoza, Argentina. The closest airport is the Governor Francisco Gabrielli International Airport (MDZ) in Mendoza, Argentina. Our trip ends in Buenos Aires; on our last day together, we will take a group transfer to Buenos Aires' Ezeiza International Airport (EZE). Your flight home from EZE should be scheduled to depart at 3:30pm or later if you’d like to participate in this transfer.
US citizens do not require a visa to visit Argentina for visits less than 90 days. Just bring a valid US passport. For citizens of other countries, please check with the Argentinian Embassy or Consulate for information and requirements.
For solo travelers, there is a $2,000 single-supplement fee—paid at the time of booking to secure a private room. If you would like us to pair you with a roommate, that option may be available upon checkout—these spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Our adventures typically have between 10 and 18 guests, and our Modern Adventure Team. Our experiences are fun and inclusive and you can expect to be joined by a diverse group in terms of age, background and interests—including solo travelers, couples and friends traveling together. This adventure is for travelers age 18 and above.
This trip is led by an expert Modern Adventure Trip Leader. They're an experienced travel guide, a representative of Modern Adventure and your go-to person for questions or concerns on the trip.
You may cancel on or before July 29, 2022 and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel on or after July 30, 2022 there is a 50% cancellation fee. If you cancel on or after September 28, 2022 there is a 100% cancellation fee. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance as we are not able to make exceptions to this policy in cases of family/medical emergency or of the trip being canceled for unforeseeable reasons (see our Terms and Conditions for full details). Please note that for guests who are transferring trips or traveling on rescheduled trip dates, your cancelation terms will vary from the above, and are generally non-refundable. Please refer to your correspondence from our Customer Experience team for specific details.
We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance allows you to seek reimbursement for your trip costs; if your trip plans change for unforeseeable reasons, or if you need to get medical help, emergency transport, and for theft, loss or damage of items while traveling. For best coverage, always insure the full trip cost within two weeks of your initial trip deposit and note that most 'Cancel For Any Reason' policies must be purchased on the date of your initial deposit.