The Luxury Algodon Wine Estates garnered fresh prestige after a 2008 revamp and change of ownership, bringing with it a new lodge, tennis courts, and plans for an expanded golf course. Set in the Sierra Pintada foothills along the Argentine Wine Route, the 2,050-acre property’s picturesque terrain encompasses working vineyards, fruit and olive groves, an 18-hole championship golf course, and one of Mendoza’s best restaurants. The rustic farmhouse accommodations (spread over two lodges) feature original adobe walls, working fireplaces or wood-burning stoves, and Andes vistas in every room.
The Value The Sherman’s Gourmet package for two includes: three nights in a master suite; 5-course welcome dinner and glasses of fresh Malbec on arrival; daily breakfast; daily greens fee for two; empanada cooking class; personal winery tour and tasting with sommelier; plus private airport transportation. At $455 (including all taxes), the deal represents a 30 percent ($200) discount.
The Catch Nine holes of the golf course are still under development, and won’t be completed until sometime in the first half of 2010.
The Details 011-54-2627-429020, www.algodonwineestates.com