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On this week-long journey of Argentina’s wine country and vibrant capital, we’ll savor local Malbecs and open-air steak dinners, climb Andean peaks by horseback, witness close-up tango performances, and meet-up with Buenos Aires’ most progressive-minded artists.
Day 1 | April 14
Bienvenidos to the heart of Argentina’s wine country! If you’ve ever enjoyed a Malbec, you’ll love its homeland. This sunny arid area, with rolling farms of vineyards in the foothills of the Andes, is the perfect location to make succulent wines bursting with grape and tannins.
We begin our exploration of Argentine wine in the perfect spot: a luxury, 16-room boutique hotel where snow-capped peaks look over lush vineyards and the pool. But first, some wine. The folks at Renacer Winery, set up by a Chilean family as a Tuscan-style winery, talk us through their Malbecs and juicy, new-world blends. Afterwards, their chef cooks us a special wine-paired feast. We relax at the hotel’s Hamam, South America’s only Turkish-style bath house.
Day 2 | April 15
We’ve teased the palate, today’s the deep dive into Mendoza’s two great traditions: meat and grape. We start with a look into Mendoza, the nearly 500-year-old bohemian town with a shady Art Deco center. We’ll visit a a travato, where an expert third-generation butcher demonstrates the arts of exotic cuts of Argentina’s famous steaks.
Appetite raised, we’ll lunch with the Millan family at belle epoque-style winery Bodega Tonales, tasting their select vintages, seeing their epic gaucho poncho collection, and talking all things cattle. The wine keeps flowing at our next stop, visiting Susana Balbo, who Travel + Leisure dubbed “Argentina’s First Woman of Wine.” We get an exclusive, after-hours dinner at her 47-acre award-winning winery. Each of the six courses — including the house-speciality long ribs – comes paired with Susana’s bright and fruity torrontés and complex Malbecs.
Day 3 | April 16
Today we move deeper into wine country by vine-hopping towards our next home, the Uco Valley. We first stop at Bodega Cruzat for a refreshing toast of its sparkling wines, then follow with a unique single-vineyard Malbec made by Bodega Matervini, a solar-powered winery with modern tasting decks where we’ll have a light tapas lunch overlooking vines, olive trees and rippling foothills of the Andes.
Our Uco Valley home is eco-friendly and elegant Casa de Uco, a boutique hotel with spa, pool and its on-site winery –– and encircled by Andean ranges. You won’t forget our welcome dinner, at Siete Fuegos (or “Seven Fires”), run by legendary chef/author Francis Mallmann. We’ll enjoy a gaucho-worthy feast of rustic, fiery, slow-grilled rib eye roasted on seven types of open flames. Sharing food amongst friends is Argentina’s “biggest quality,” Mallman preaches. We’ll discover this while we gather by the fire, staying warm under woolen Alpaca blankets, and drink cocktails in the crisp Andean air.
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What does the price include?
Six nights at unique 5-star accommodations; one internal flight on Day 5 from Mendoza to Buenos Aires; private travel for all day trips and excursions; exclusive VIP access, tastings, guided activities, and expeditions; private tours with locals guides and cultural experts; entrance fees; daily breakfasts, lunches and most dinners; local beverages with meals; gratuities for local staff; departure airport transfers.
What is not included?
International airfare to/from Argentina and the trip starting point in Mendoza; activities not included in the trip itinerary; hotel incidentals including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs; food and beverage not included in the itinerary; gratuity for tour leader.
How many people on the trip?
We have planned this trip for up to 20 adventurists. This departure is exclusive to members of The BatterySF, their family and friends. You can expect to be joined by a diverse range of people in terms of age, background and configuration – including solo travelers, couples, and friends traveling together. Our experiences are about being fun and inclusive.
What is the cancellation policy?
You may cancel up to 96 days prior to the scheduled departure date and receive a full refund, minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel between 95 and 61 days in advance, there is a 50% cancellation fee. Within 60 days or less of departure there is a 100% cancellation fee. (See our Terms and Conditions for full details.)
Do I pay a supplement for a single room?
Yes, there is a $1,400 supplement for solo travelers, to be paid after your booking is confirmed.
Do I need a travel visa?
U.S. citizens do not require a visa to visit Argentina. Just bring a valid U.S. passport. For citizens of other countries, please check with your local Argentina Embassy or Consulate for information and requirements.
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