When most people think of Mendoza, Argentina, they think of the city itself and the surrounding vineyards. Mendoza is actually the name of the whole province too, however, and it’s a very large one. The grape clusters spread far beyond the capital and to San Rafael, 240 kilometers away. There you’ll find Algodon Wine Estate and Champions Club.

This is an intimate resort favored by those who really want to feel they’re away from it all and will have plenty of space to roam. With just seven suites and a villa, personal service is assured. There’s no shortage of facilities though. Besides the on-site winery, there’s a 9-hole golf course that will later have 18 holes, plus “tennis players have their choice of 7 clay courts, 1 hard court, and 2 grass courts to practice on.” You can sip Algodon wine by the pool, enjoying the sunshine in an area that’s seldom without it.

There are plenty of excursions nearby for those who want it, like wine route biking, fly fishing, rafting, or winter skiing at Las Leñas.

Just as with Algodon Mansion in Buenos Aires, staying here you will likely rub shoulders with the movers and shakers of Argentine society, but here the shoulders will be bare—or at least relaxed.

See our full detailed review of Algodon Wine and Golf Estate in Mendoza.

[Photo © Algodon Wine Estates]

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