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 wine lodges in South America – in no particular order
Casa Lapostolle Residence, Santa Cruz, Chile
We say in no particular order, but this is probably the best. Wine tasting in Chile at the Casa Lapostolle is an experience unto itself as you have access to the owner’s private cellar and with only 4 casitas the staff can dote on your every need. Their all-inclusive package also includes a 4 course tasting menu, which is delicious!
Cavas wine Lodge, Mendoza, Argentina
The rooms at the Cavas Wine lodge are simply beautiful; large, open, views to the vineyards, marble bathrooms, private plunge pools and a private roof top area with an open fire offering views over not only the surrounding vineyards, but also the snow-capped Andes. 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
Vina Matetic is a traditional colonial country home nestled in the Rosario valley, surrounded by vineyards. The 7 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, but with 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 lodges in the wine valleys of Chile, 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. What Vina VIK offers though is an unparalleled level of service, where everything 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.