Ultimate Argentina Wine Tour
An in-depth Argentine journey through culinary eyes, indulging in Buenos Aires' lively dining scene, popular and lesser known wineries and asados in the Pampas
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- All accommodation with breakfast (some hotels may include further meals)
- All internal flights
- All private ground transfers
- All tours specified in the itinerary description
At a glance
Treat your senses to an all-encompassing tour which captures the essence of the authentic gourmet delights of Argentina, presenting the country’s finest wines and foods.
Starting off in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, discover the gourmet revolution of the city on private tailor-made tours with top chefs and sommeliers exclusive to Jacada. Then move from the vibrant restaurants of the capital to focus on one of Argentina’s greatest qualities: its world class wine.
Taste your way through the diverse wine regions. Visit renowned Mendoza with its baroque vineyards and expert guides, before travelling deep into the scenic northwest exploring sleepy, rustic towns home to hushed-up bodegas that make some of Argentina’s premium wines. When you’re not enjoying delicious reds and tasty meals at haciendas and fincas, you’ll have the chance to witness jaw-dropping Andean landscapes of gigantic rock formations and rugged national parks.
Then complete your culinary tour with a couple of days’ relaxing with the gauchos in the peaceful Pampas where traditional asados and luxury estancias await you.
Example Trip Itinerary
Private transfer to your hotel in Buenos Aires
Accommodation in Buenos Aires
- 165 rooms and suites
- Restaurants and bar
- Indoor Pool
- Art gallery
- Wine cellar
Located in the heart of the French heritage district of Recoleta in a restored belle epoque mansion, the Park Hyatt is a luxury hotel that offers the perfect base from which to explore this vibrant city. There are 165 elegant rooms and suites, featuring all the modern luxuries that one would expect from a hotel of this ilk as well as period flourishes and detail in keeping with the history of the building. Buenos Aires is a city known for its gastronomy and the offerings at the hotel do not disappoint. Enjoy Argentinian cuisine at Duhau Restaurante and Vinoteca – where there are 7,000 bottles of Argentinian wine to choose from, or Italian at Gioia Restaurante and Terrazas. Satisfy your sweet tooth with afternoon tea at Los Salones del Piano Nobile, then end the day at The Oak Bar with its wood burning fireplace and garden views. When you’re not out exploring the city, unwind at the Ahin Spa. Ahin in local dialect signifies a welcoming ceremony for an honoured visitor and guests visiting the spa are sure to appreciate the warm welcome. There is also a fitness centre and heated indoor swimming pool as well as a lovely garden in which to relax.
- Two restaurants
- 2 restaurants
- Full Spa
- Indoor Pool
- Lobby bar and cafe
- Cigar bar
The Alvear Palace Hotel opened its doors in 1932 and has remained one of the city’s most iconic hotels ever since. Located in the exclusive Recoleta neighbourhood, everything about the Alvear is incredibly well thought through with lots of little touches that make it a really special place to stay. The hotel’s 192 rooms and suites are impeccable designed with a mix of Empire, Louis XV and Louis XVI styles. Sumptuous fabrics and elegant furnishing are complimented by decorative arts and paintings by Argentinian artists. The larger lounge suites offer butler service so you can make the most of your stay. Enjoy sophisticated French cuisine at La Bourgogne, and a decadent afternoon tea in L’Orangerie before sampling an expertly mixed cocktail at the lobby bar, which has long been a meeting place for well-known members of Buenos Aires society. Enjoying a tipple at the rooftop bar is also not to be missed, with its spectacular views over Alvear Avenue. When you’re not out exploring all that the Argentinean capital has to offer, relax and unwind in the spa, wellness area, fitness centre and rooftop pool with adjoining pool bar.
- 88 rooms and suites
- Two restaurants
- Library bar
- Fitness centre
- Outdoor pool
- Cabaret show
The Faena Buenos Aires is a striking design hotel in the waterside neighborhood of Puerto Madero, the brainchild of local empresario Alan Faena and designer Philippe Starck. The hotel is located in the restored El Porteño building, an enormous silo built in 1902 that produced grain for post-war Europe. The decor encapsulates the grandeur of the belle epoque that characterised Buenos Aires at the turn of last centrury. A red, black and white colour scheme runs through the hotel teamed with exposed brick walls and concrete pillars that hark back to its industrious past. Rooms and suites are filled with eye catching touches such as hand embroidered throws and filifree mirrors and feature huge windows which look out over Ecological Reserve, the parks, Río de la Plata and the quaysides of Puerto Madero. Eating and drinking at the Faena is a real treat. Enjoy fine dining at Bistro Sur where the menu is inspired by the finest seasonal Argentinian produce, or opt for something more casual at El Mercado which is inspired by the country’s famous cantinas and the open air markets of Europe. The Library Lounge is an intimate space filled with antique books and crysal chandeliers, while El Cabaret, inspired by the city’s 1920s tango clubs, is where you can catch the award-winning show, Rojo Tango. The hotel also features a spa, fitness centre and an outdoor pool.
Spend your time relaxing and exploring this wonderful city. You have our top recommendations for activities, restaurants and shopping so that you can make the most of your time here.
This exclusive gourmet experience showcases the culture and identity of the Argentine capital. The day begins with an hour's introduction to Argentine cuisine during which you will learn about the city's culinary heritage, its influences and development into a new food movement: 'La Nueva Cocina Argentina'. Enjoy a tasty lunch with your culinary expert at Il Matarello, a traditional Buenos Aires Parilla, in the vibrant La Boca district. Following lunch you will have the chance to experience how Argentina's new food movement is designed and prepared with Dante Liporace, the head chef at Tarquino, as he shows you his new cooking techniques during a demonstration of his signature dish in his kitchen. Then, you will explore the wonderful wines of the wine region with expert sommelier Ramiro Rodriguez. As you enjoy tastes from Salta to Southern Patagonia, Rodriguez will advise you on the best bottles available. This full day gourmet tour ends with a delicious tasting menu at a top city restaurant. Choose from Tarquino, El Banqueaneo or Arambu, all of which boast amazing dishes from the exciting Argentine food revolution.
This exclusive wine experience, made specifically for Jacada travellers, allows you to discover the culture and identity of Buenos Aires through the eyes of a sommelier. At 4pm you will be given an introduction to the history of Argentinian wine by your expert guide before enjoying the flavours of Mendoza, Salta and Neuquen with a master sommelier during your private wine tasting session. You will then be advised on which wines are best to invest in and which are best to drink right now at one of the city's finest wine stores and at 8.30pm you will dine at the wonderful Tarquino. Here you can enjoy a tasting menu prepared by chef Dante Liporace alongside a special wine pairing.
Private transfer to your hotel in Buenos Aires (from domestic airport)
Flight from Buenos Aires to Mendoza
Private transfer to your hotel in the Mendoza area
Lodges and Hotels in Mendoza
- 22 villas (one or two bedrooms available)
- Francis Mallmann Restaurant Siete Fuegos
- Bar & Cava
- Infinity Pool
- Hot Tub
- Fitness Centre
A chic and highly anticipated addition to Mendoza’s collection of boutique properties, the assuredly stylish Vines Resort and Spa packs a lot of substance in with its cool elegance. A contemporary, low-lying structure, the hotel seems to have been built so as not to disturb the uniform horizon of the Uco Valley’s perfectly combed vineyards. The smart collection of twenty-two villas echo this style and with their exposed interior stone facades, wall-to-ceiling windows, earthy tones and simple elegance combine for an aura of modernistic calm. There are one or two bedroom sizes available, and each comes with its own modern kitchen, sitting areas and private patio. And there’s more. The hotel has additionally modeled itself on being a culinary resort as well, managing to secure a restaurant designed by the internationally renowned chef, Francis Mallmann. There is a Winery on the estate for tastings, wine making tours and activities, not to mention a full spa for expert pampering. Try some horse riding in the morning through the vineyards and high blue skies, followed by breakfast and a swim in the infinity pool that drops off into the combed lines of twisted vines beyond. In the afternoon, maybe some wine tasting with lunch and a spoiling treatment at the spa.
- Three restaurants
- Lounge and bar
- Wine bar and cellar
- Health club and spa
The Park Hyatt Mendoza is the most luxurious and fully equipped hotel in the wine region. The rooms are very comfortable and spacious with contemporary design. Beds are king size and the marble bathrooms are huge. The hotel has a beautiful heated pool in the centre and a first class spa facility. The hotel is also home to Bistro M, perhaps the best restaurant in the Mendoza region. Unlike the Mendoza wine lodges listed in our portfolio, the Park Hyatt is located in the city of Mendoza itself, and therefore lacks the rural tranquility that the others have. However, if it’s first class service and infrastructure that you are looking for instead of rustic charm and character, this is the place to be.
- 14 rooms with private pools
- 35 acre vineyard
- Wine cellar featuring 250 wines from the Mendoza region
- Spa with wine therapy treatments
Cavas Wine Lodge is one of the most luxurious and romantic accommodations from which to explore the Argentinean wine region. Each of the rooms has its own private plunge pool and impressive views out across the vineyards to the Andes. The hotel also has an excellent spa facility and is one of the most luxurious and romantic accommodations from which to explore the Argentinean wine region. The Cavas restaurant offers a superb seasonal menu using organic products. There is also a spacious underground cellar showcasing 250 carefully selected wines from the Mendoza region. Guests can enjoy wine tasting with the resident sommelier upon request. Both bed and breakfast and full board options are available here.
- Fifteen rooms
- 15 rooms
- Hammam § Spa
- Cigar Lounge
- Swimming Pool
- Wine Cellar
Certainly standing out from most other Mendoza hotels, EntreCielos is very much on the contemporary cusp and bravely looks ahead to luxury wine lodges of the future. In-keeping with the minimal modernist design, the exterior is non-descript and inside takes the mould of a concrete bunker. However, don’t let this discourage you because the décor of soft, sparkling floor and ceiling lights as well as the rich textures and inviting soft furnishings gives it a stylish and luxurious warmth. A total renovation of the property was completed in May 2011 and the rough bare walls interrupted with sheer glass playing out the beyond scenery of vines, mountains and skies makes for a pleasant journey of contrast when walking the maze-like hallways. There is a large spa modelled on the traditional Hammam, where you can get a massage, facial, sit back in steam rooms, or plunge yourself between hot and cold pools. Five categories of rooms are grouped and styled to the different ages of wine, and all have private terraces, iPod docks, air con and free WiFi. The ‘Young’ or superior rooms exude a fun vibe and are good for families. ‘Classic’ or superior deluxe rooms are slightly bigger, come with a four-poster bed or twin and have bright, vibrant bathrooms with a freestanding bath tub. Next up is the ‘Reserva’ or junior suites with similar amenities to the Classic yet is 50m² and at 85 m² is the ‘Gran Reserva’ or Duplex suite (of which there are 4), which enjoys two levels and unique views of the Andes, vineyards and surrounding gardens. At the top is ‘Grand Cru’ or super king with 95 m² to roam about in, a private terrace with Jacuzzi, rainforest shower and coffee machine. Currently uncompleted but soon to pip the Grand Cru is the exclusively private vineyard loft. With a good range of activities and a helpful team of staff, the food served in the in-house restaurant is very good and well matched with the wine from their cavernous cellar.
- Boutique winery and vineyard
- Outdoor Pool
- Wine Cellar
- Eleven rooms
This is a perfect example of traditional Mendoza. Finca Adalgisa is a longtime family-owned bodega which has been expertly converted into a hotel. There are just eleven rooms, all very comfortable and decorated with period pieces. The hotel also has a pleasant garden and outdoor pool area. The Malbecs produced by this small bodega are excellent, and the hotel has a lovely wine cellar. The small scale, the history and the beauty of the surroundings make this a particularly charming and authentic place from which to enjoy the wine region.
Spend your time enjoying the beautiful Mendoza region. Visit wineries, enjoy the restaurants or simply relax at your hotel.
Our expert local guide will collect you from your hotel and bring you for an enjoyable sample of the different wineries in the Mendoza area.
The Central Valley or Primera Zona (the closest to the city of Mendoza) includes the counties of Luján de Cuyo, Maipú, Guaymallén and Godoy Cruz. This is the home of Malbec and where some of the most prestigious Argentine wineries are located. Originally from Bordeaux, France, this variety found the ideal place to prosper in Mendoza given the agro-climatic conditions of the area.
It's a private tour and can be entirely specialised to your requirements, just let your travel designer know if you have any special requests.
During the tour we'll visit three different wineries, we suggest a mix of smaller, boutique establishments and the larger operations, to give you a chance to see the contrasts and differences. During the visit you'll always be accompanied by your private guide, though during the visits and tastings themselves you'll also be with the wineries' own guide (and there may be other guests). We can arrange for visits to be entirely private if you prefer.
Finally, in the afternoon, we stop at one of the top Bodega restaurants (such as La Tupina or Ruca Malen) for a chance to really enjoy the wine as it is meant to be; with great food. You have a gourmet tasting lunch paired with wines from the Bodega.
Your first sighting on this exciting full day Andes tour will be the Pre Mountain Range and the snowy Cordillera Frontal. Whilst driving between these two different ranges, you will witness the scenic Potrerillos Lake before arriving at the Vallecitos ski resort.
Once you have left the ski resort, you will begin trekking into a gorge with the prominent sights of mount Franke and San Bernardo surrounding you. Following a water stream, you will approach the first flat land where many a water spring and the grand mount Vallecitos are found, making it the ideal place to enjoy a tasty lunch.
If the mood takes you, after lunch you will have the option of trekking for a further hour towards a wide valley filled with earth and stones. This area is sometimes covered in snow throughout the winter months so you may be required to track with snow shoes here.
A scenic drive down Los Cerrillo Route to the Uco Valley, one of Mendoza’s most imposing landscapes and also one of the most fertile ones, especially given its high altitudes. A tour of the state-of-the-art Bodega Salentein and a gourmet lunch.
Private transfer to Mendoza airport
Flight from Mendoza to Salta
Private Tour and transfer from Salta to Cafayate via Quebrada de las Conchas - with lunch and wine at Finca Valentina
Wine Lodges and Hotels in Cafayate
- Twelve rooms
- 12 rooms
- Restaurant & Wine Cellar
- Wine Cellar
Set just outside the town in the foothills of the mountains, Vinas de Cafayate is a charming wine lodge. This is a simple, but comfortable lodging with large, basic rooms, great views and a swimming pool making it a great base from which to explore the various vineyards in this beautiful location.
- Thirty rooms
- 30 rooms
- Outdoor heated pool
- Spa & Massage
The most comfortable option in Cafayate, this is a very pleasant hotel set in wonderful gardens. The hotel is built very much in the colonial style with whitewashed outdoor walls. Inside the communal areas and rooms are traditionally decorated with quality furnishings and antique furniture. For a hotel of this size and standing the service can be a little sporadic, but this is made up for by the location and facilities available. The hotel has a large outdoor pool, a complete spa and beautiful gardens.
- Ten deluxe rooms & two suites
- Two polo fields
- Vineyards, Wine Cellar & Wine Bar
- Golf course (18 hole)
- Swimming Pool
This brand new boutique hotel, part of the 1,360-acre wine estate of La Estancia de Cafayate, sits in the striking and rugged Calchaqui Valley and brings new levels of luxury to this often overlooked area of Argentina. Synonymous with the Grace brand you can expect a high level of indulgence alongside an active appreciation for local character. The new building constructed of stone and sloping terracotta tiled roofs fits in well with the style of the region. Twelve spacious and well equipped rooms are more contemporary in their outfitting, yet a couple of local handicrafts and artwork are thoughtfully placed here and there. The estate also comprises of twenty, two-bedroom residential villas, an 18-hole golf course and a large menu of equestrian and wine-focused activities. The spa is quite impressive too, with a hammam, gym, sauna and swimming pool. The signature restaurant, ‘Muse’ by Jonathan Cartwright, is another hotly anticipated addition to Cafayate serving modern European cuisine in the evenings.
Often referred to as Argentina's Tuscany, this is the country's lesser known wine region where the pace is slow, its Cabernet Sauvignons are sweetly perfumed, and its boutique wineries are rustic and known for their Torrontes and Tannat. For something a little more active, there's horse riding, hiking and historical villages to try out.
Full Day Cafayate Wine Tour With Lunch
Private tour and transfer from Cafayate to Calchaqui
Accommodation in Calchaqui
- 14 rooms
- Restaurant & Bar
- Spa & outdoor swimming pool
- Living room
Set just outiside of Cachi, La Merced del Alto is in an outstandingly beautiful position. Built very much in the style of the area, with clean white lines and arches and a courtyard. There are just 15 rooms, many with stunning views out across this rugged landscape. Service is friendly and facilities include a swimming pool and restaurant.
- Eighteen rooms
- Swimming Pool
A charming converted colonial manor, Hacienda de Molinos was formerly the home of the last governor of Salta appointed by Spain. The history adds extra character to this already charming and personal location. Views of the snowcapped mountains can be enjoyed from the hotel’s swimming pool and the restaurant serves delicious homemade local cuisine. Service is friendly and helpful. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, simply decorated with antique furniture and local crafts.
Visit local colonial towns unchanged for centuries, high altitude wineries, to horse riding and generally unwinding in this scenic and relatively unknown corner of Argentina.
Today will be dedicated to some of the best wine experiences in the world. Your guide will pick you up in private 4x4 vehicle, and drive through the rugged scenery of this north western region, sometimes crossing muddy rivers, to reach Bodega Tacuil. This is one of the oldest and probably the highest wineries in the world, with exclusive wine and a unique setting, the old colonial house is where a special lunch will be set up for you to enjoy. In the afternoon you visit one of the more modern and fantastic Bodega Colome. Transfer back to Molinos at the end of the day.
A spectacularly scenic tour with your guide through the changing terrain of the Altiplano. Stopping for before winding your way lush tropical forest and reaching your chosen hotel in Salta.
Accommodation in Salta
- Living room
- Outdoor Heated Pool
- Full spa
- Dry Sauna
A converted colonial farmhouse set in 290 acres of land, the House of Jasmines is one of the most romantic retreats in all of Argentina. Recently acquired by a French family with great experience in luxury hotels, the lodge was previously owned by Robert Duvall. Each of the rooms (of which there are just seven) is beautifully decorated with period antiques, four poster beds and other luxurious touches. The lodge also features an excellent restaurant, a pool area and spa. Located in the valley just a short drive from the capital of Salta, the lodge is an excellent base from which to explore the area.
- 7 rooms including one two-room suite
- Cottage with two independant rooms complete with a patio each
- Decked seating area
- Swimming pool (unheated)
- Dining room
- In-room spa and beauty treatments (can be arranged in advance)
Finca Valentina is a charming, small boutique hotel situated at the foot of the Andes, just outside Salta in Northwest Argentina. A refurbished country house, it maintains the local traditional architecture with the layout, light and comfort of modern living. The main house of the finca offers five standard rooms and a two-room suite. Outside, there’s also a cottage with two independent rooms, each with a private patio. The lounge and the dining room are completed by a fireplace and are pleasant, modern and strewn intermittently with the odd antique or gaucho garb. Hear the quiet preparation of meals from the cook in the kitchen whilst reading a book from the finca’s charming gardens or the outside decked seating area, sometimes shared by the owners’ three lovely labradors. Located in the south-western outskirts of city, you get the peace and splendid views of the Andean countryside as well as being close to the sights of Salta.
Like its sister hotel in Buenos Aires, Legado Mitico Salta is a boutique hotel with style, service and culture. Each of the amply sized rooms is themed on a different Argentinean historical figure. Decoration is a tasteful blend of dark woods, paintings, antique feature pieces and the modern comforts one expects in a luxury boutique hotel. Service is prompt and friendly and the hotel boasts very pleasant communal areas including a solarium, breakfast bar, patio and a well-stocked library.
Spend your time relaxing and exploring this beautiful city and surrounding countryside. You have our top recommendations for guided excursions, activities, shopping and restaurants so that you can make the most of your time here.
Private transfer to Salta airport
Flight from Salta to Buenos Aires
Private transfer from Buenos Aires to the Pampas
Accommodation in The Pampas
- Eleven rooms
- 11 rooms
- Billiard Rooms
- La Pulperia lounge
- Massage Room
- Swimming Pool
- Polo Fields (the Estancia has its own team)
- Certain outdoor activities
One of Argentina’s best boutique Estancias for experience and elegance, you can’t really get more authentic, intimate and refined than La Bamba de Areco. Positioned at the heart of the Pampas plains, 120 kilometres from Buenos Aires and but a few minutes drive from one of the oldest towns in Argentina, San Antonio de Areco, this estancia is not only perfectly placed but captures the rugged romance of the gaucho whilst still being impeccably stylish and well-run. Avenues of plane trees lead you through the ranch’s lush parklands and paddocks to the typically 19th-century corralled casco (main house) painted in proud Vermillion red and white – permitting in parts a couple of vines to steal up its walls. This was once an important private home along the Camino Real (Royal Road). Its eleven rooms are all done up in a smart, farmhouse style that is classically rural but with a contemporary lift. These open up onto the ranch’s shaded wraparound patios, perfect for relaxing, watching the ponies and where you can dine in summer. La Pulperia is the estancia’s own authentic gaucho inn converted to a separate lounge bar and boutique, and of course then there’s the array of different equestrian activities and excursions to choose from.
- Six rooms
- Swimming Pool
- Lounge areas
La Bandada is set in 200 acres of land and with just six rooms, a stay here is an intimate and authentic experience. Although more recently refurbished to be a hotel (in 2004), the rooms are decorated in a very traditional style with 19th century antiques and period style linens and fittings. Unlike many of the larger more touristy Estancias close to Buenos Aires, La Bandada has excellent personalised activities including: horse riding, taking part in the traditional gaucho lifestyle, wine tasting or simply relaxing by the pool. The food is excellent traditional fare with most ingredients grown and reared on the Estate.
Choose from our selection of estancias for an authentic and luxury ranch-style stay in the sleepy Pampas plains. Ride out with gauchos, enjoy an afternoon asado (BBQ), fishing or polo lessons.
Private transfer from the Pampas to Buenos Aires International Airport
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