Estancia Los Potreros
Delightful, authentic and family-run accommodation offering great activities
- Seven rooms
- Stables with criollos, paso peruanos, polo ponies and some crossbreeds
- Open farm kitchen
- Outdoor pool
- Horse riding
- Wine tasting
Possibly one of the best places in Argentina for those interested in horse riding, Estancia Los Potreros is an authentic, working Estancia set in the hills around an hour from Cordoba city. This delightful property has been in the same Anglo-Argentine family for several generations, bringing a real sense of place and history. There are just seven rooms here, each comfortable and spacious and decorated with period antiques.
The Estancia is also noted for its numerous sustainable and eco-driven projects. Much of the complex’s energy is supplied via renewable resources, while the extensive on-site farm adopts organic principles and a farm-to-table ethos. Their methods of farming also benefit the local wildlife, attracting numerous species to their land, including the elusive puma. A zero food waste policy is also in practise, while an active tree-planting programme is also hoping to further benefit the surrounding habitat.
There are more than 80 horses in the herd here, ensuring that there is a horse for all styles and abilities. Riders of all standards are welcome here, including beginners. The herd is a mixture of criollos, paso peruanos, polo ponies and crossbreeds. Guests can also partake in the day to day horse activities of the Estancia, making this a well-rounded and authentic experience. In addition to the wealth of horse riding options, including some long riding trips for the more adventurous, there are numerous other activities on offer, including golf, trekking, wine tasting, birdwatching and visits to local churches.
Supporting people and wildlife
The majority of energy used at the Estancia is generated from renewable resources, such as wind and solar power. All farming is undertaken with organic principles, with a strong ‘farm-to-table’ ethos when it comes to food, with home-reared beef, free-range eggs, and wherever possible, vegetables and fruit from the Estancia gardens.
The style of farming encourages local wildlife, including pumas, foxes and the majestic Andean Condor, and Los Potreros is currently working in conjunction with local authorities to re-introduce endangered wildlife to the hills, while the surrounding communities are also supported, in particular via long-term support for the local rural school.
The Estancia also runs an active tree-planting programme and zero food waste policy. Even the wine bottles consumed here are transported back to the winery, where they’re refilled with the Estancia’s very own Los Potreros’ label wine.