San Patricio del Chañar , Neuquén
Tel: 800 525 4800 (toll-free)
Tel: 54 11 4343 3350
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:In a large oasis in the underexplored Patagonian plateau, former peach orchards are being transformed into vineyards. This 18-room hotel has been ingeniously draped around a working winery, its exterior of sandstone and textured concrete blending with the arid, stony soil. Sumptuous rooms, furnished in darkly austere wood and alligator leather, open onto rows of imaginatively lit oak barrels in the cellar. Viticulture is of course the theme here: Estate-bottled wines accompany wild boar and venison in the superlative restaurant, vinotherapy scrubs headline the spa treatments, and personable staff conduct impromptu bodega tours or happily direct guests to neighboring wineries. Regulars can even make their own blend, storing their creations until the next visit. 2009 Hot List
When to go: Avoid only the winter (June-Aug.), with its plummeting temperatures.
Which room to book: A suite costs a little more than a standard room but has twice the spaceSubscribe now to Condé Nast Traveler for just $1 an issue! ›
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