Wine tasting in South America is becoming increasingly popular. Partly because they have emerged as a world class producer of wines, but also because the lodges offer a great place to relax. So here are our top five favourite wine lodges in South America.
Casa Lapostolle Residence, Santa Cruz, Chile
This is a spectacular wine lodge. Wine tasting in Chile at the Casa Lapostolle is an experience unto itself. This is because guests have access to the owner’s private cellar. It’s also incredibly personal because with only four casita’s the staff can dote on your every need. Their all-inclusive package also includes a 4 course tasting menu, which is simply delicious!
Cavas wine Lodge, Mendoza, Argentina
The rooms at this wine lodge are simply beautiful – large, open, with views to the vineyards, marble bathrooms and private plunge pools. They also have a private roof top area with a roaring open fire. From here you enjoy views of the surrounding vineyards, but also the snow-capped Andes beyond. Wine tasting in Argentina is excellent and the surrounding vineyards include some of the best Malbec in the country.
Vina Matetic – La Casona, Rosario Valley, Chile
This wine lodge is a traditional colonial country home nestled in the Rosario valley, surrounded by vineyards. The seven rooms are all small but cosy and in keeping with the buildings history. Staying here you understand what it would have been like 100 years ago working the vines. However now you are surrounded by all the modern amenities you would expect as well as a large outdoor pool.
Vina VIK, VIK wine lodge, Millahue Valley, Chile
A relatively new addition to the wine lodges of the Chilean wine valleys, Vina Vik brings a truly modern infrastructure to an old world. Everything about this places screams boutique. From the main building to the 22 suites to the living areas and restaurant; Vina VIK offers an unparalleled level of service. Everything here is tailored around what you want to do.
Club Tapiz, Mendoza, Argentina
This charming lodge is the perfect place to go wine tasting in Argentina. The house dates from the 1890’s and they have retained all of its original charm. The 7 rooms are simple but elegant, the restaurant is fantastic, so much so, you actually need to book even if you are staying there and they have their own bodega where every evening at 20:00 the guests meet for wine tasting.