Cavas Wine Lodge
At a Glance
Just 30 minutes from Mendoza it is well located for those that don’t want complete isolation but still to be surrounded by vineyards, the Andes & peace and quiet.
With breath-taking views out to the Andes you will not want to leave the hotel! Watching the sunset behind the Andes is not to be missed!
The on-site restaurant is fantastic, using only organic, local ingredients to create an inventive menu. The attentive and knowledgeable sommeliers will be able to make recommendations for the best local wine to pair with your meal.
During some down time, you must visit the sumptuous spa, the Bonarda Bath treatment even makes use of the grapes and wine produced on site!
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
Year round destination but October to April is the best time to visit. The wine harvest or vendimia takes place typically early March and is a great time to visit, although bookings should be secured well in advance.
To start planning your holiday to Cavas Wine Lodge
Cavas Wine Lodge is an award-winning Relais & Chateaux property at the foot of the Andes in Argentina's most famous wine growing region, 30 minutes south of Mendoza and a superb place in which to experience the wonderful varietals of South America.
Renowned for being one of the continent's most luxurious wine lodges, Cavas Wine Lodge is set in a 60-acre vineyard in Lujan de Cuyo, south of Mendoza and surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, as well as being home to some of the most prestigious wineries in Argentina. The lodge prides itself on an understated elegance with discreet service, privacy and refined comfort, and features a private wine cellar stocked with Argentina’s finest labels (such as Felipe Rutini and Carlos Pulenta).
Guests are encouraged to learn about the art of wine tasting so as to apply that knowledge to their wine tasting experiences in the area. Cuisine is a major focus here and guests can expect a rotating menu of high quality, locally sourced and creative dishes that highlight Mendoza’s reputation for excellent food. A small but luxurious spa is located on site and boasts a variety of treatment options, and occasional entertainment is offered on site such as tango and piano performances. The idea here is to slow down and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, and Cavas makes an excellent choice for couples or honeymooners as it offers such seclusion and a romantic setting.
There are just 18 spacious guest rooms and villas, each set amongst the lush vineyards for total privacy. Each room is incredibly spacious and offers a lounge, private fireplace, indoor and outdoor shower, as well as a private outdoor lawn terrace with seasonal plunge pool and separate rooftop terrace with outdoor fireplace. In fact, guests can arrange for a rooftop sleep out under the stars should they wish. Guests can also opt to enjoy a glass of wine on the terrace whilst taking in glorious sunsets against the Andes Mountains which serve as a picturesque backdrop.
Cavas Wine Lodge features fourteen Luxury Rooms and Corner Rooms, each measuring 970 sq foot and with stunning views of the vineyard. The lodge also has 4 stunning villas - two Vineyard Villas, a One Bedroom Villa and a 2 Bedroom Grand Villa featuring two suites, each with private bathroom.
Luxury Rooms are surrounded by vineyards and offer stunning views of the Andes. Each room has an upstairs terrace with open fireplace, private plunge pool and outdoor shower.
|One Bedroom Villa|
Children over 12 years are welcome at Cavas Wine Lodge. Extra beds can be arranged on request and the 2 Bedroom Grand Villa is perfect for families.
Cavas Wine Lodge features an outdoor swimming pool, a gym with view of the Andes, a luxury spa featuring signature Wine Therapy treatments, an extensive private wine cellar, bicycles for guest use, vineyards and a fantastic restaurant serving authentic Argentinean cuisine.
There are 25 wineries to visit close proximity to Cavas Wine Lodge. The surrounding area is also great for white water rafting from September through to May (level IV), golf at Mendoza’s 9 and 18 hole courses 20-minutes away, horse back riding, hiking, cycling, visiting artist ateliers and some excellent museums. Guests can also enjoy a stroll in the vineyards, wine tasting, a private dinner in the wine cellar and delicious picnics.
Ali Andino (Staff)
Cavas is set back about 3 km off the main road down a gravely path. The main building is white and reminds me a bit of Greek architecture. The have a mini amphitheater where they host tango shows in the summer. The rooms are all privately situated by them self in an adobe "hut" type building which doesn't seem to match the main building. The huts are built so that you will have a lot of privacy. You are surrounded by vineyard vines as far as the eye can see. The adobe huts have a plunge pool and a terrace with a fireplace that would be a wonderful place to take in the amazing mountain views while enjoying a glass of wine. There are no TVs in the room and the feel of the hotel is meant so the guests can unplug and relax. The service is very attentive, they have 80 staff to the 18 huts. No kids allowed under 12 which I can understand, as there would be nothing for kids to do here really.
Finally there's a luxurious hotel to accommodate the well-heeled wine fanatics who flock to the famous Argentinian vineyards of Mendoza. Cavas Wine Lodge is the brainchild of former upmarket hotel manager Cecilia Diaz Chuit and her husband Martin Rigal, who manages vineyards in the region. They commissioned Buenos Aires architects Gonzalez Pondal Malenchini to build 14 futuristic adobe bungalows among the vines with spectacular views of the Andes. Meanwhile, chef Sebastian Flores has created a traditional Argentinian menu to complement the excellent wine list.
Argentina came late into the New World wine market and even later into wine-related tourism. But the Mendoza region - famed throughout the world for its Malbecs, the perfect accompaniment to Argentine meat - now has a wide range of gorgeous small hotels. Cavas Wine Lodge is one of the very best. The architecture is bold and angular, and the 14 adobe-style cabana buildings spacious: at 90 square metres they feel like houses rather than suites. There are wine references everywhere, from the twisted grapevine chandelier in the lobby to the Moorish spa offering wine baths, grapeseed exfoliations and treatments using wine-infused massage oil. The restaurant makes good use of local produce and, as you'd expect, has a carefully compiled wine list. Give advance notice and you can dine by candlelight on your roof terrace or beside your private plunge pool. Mendoza enjoys round-the-year sunshine, but it if does not cool down in the evening you can sit by the fireplace in your living room, looking out at the vineyards and the peaks of the Andes, with a glass of Malbec.
Sarah Lee (Staff)
Cavas Wine Lodge is unquestionably one of the top wine lodges in South America and everything about my stay there was top notch and luxurious without being over the top or pretentious. The unique accommodation, the superlative service and attention to detail made for such a memorable and enjoyable stay - not to mention the fantastic daily wine tastings at some of the top vineyards in the area. Each evening we would take a glass of the region's finest Malbec up to our room's private roof top terrace and with our log fire crackling in the background enjoy unparalleled views of the magnificent Andes Mountains.
Full day Cerro Arenales Trek
This challenging full-day trek is perfect for adventurous travellers with a good level of fitness, following the trail along the White River Valley to reach Arenales Peak at 3,500m/11,500ft. Look out for Andean wildlife as you go.
Full-Day Aconcagua Trekking
Hike up to the base camp of Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Andes mountain range, soaking in incredible views over snowy Andean peaks and the surrounding vineyards and valleys of the Mendoza region. Approximately 6 hours of hiking.
Horseback Riding Lujan de Cuyo
Head out on horseback and discover the beautiful scenery of Lujan de Cuyo, exploring the grounds of the Vistalba estate, home to the famous Nieto Senetiner winery. Ride through the vineyards and on the mountain trails of the Cerro Melón.
Wine Tasting in Lujan de Cuyo
Get to know more about the Malbec grape by visiting three premium wineries in the Lujan de Cuyo area near Mendoza. Learn about the production processes and enjoy a gourmet wine lunch, with plenty of wine tasting of course!
Wine Tasting in Uco Valley
A wonderful full day private winery tour to the spectacular Uco Valley visiting three outstanding bodegas in the region, learning about the wine making process, sampling their wines and enjoying a gourmet lunch with wine pairings at your final stop.
Buenos Aires, Argentine Patagonia, Mendoza & Cordoba
inc flights & transfers for 10 nights
- Venture into the home of a renowned chef in Buenos Aires and be greeted by a musical reception before learning the art of making empanadas
- Experience limitless luxury combined with epic outdoor adventures at the pioneering Explora property in Argentine Patagonia
- Sail across Lake Nahuel Huapi to the sparsely populated Isla Victoria and enjoy a gourmet lunch on a secluded beach
Buenos Aires, Lake District, Mendoza & the Iguazu Falls
from £7200 pp inc flights & transfers for 13 nights
- Immerse yourself in Buenos Aires’ buzzing Recoleta district which beats to the tango rhythm
- Be stunned by the captivating creaks and groans of Perito Moreno Glacier – one of the world’s only advancing glaciers
- Enjoy the ultimate seclusion of a lakeside estancia, where pure opulence combines with unadulterated wilderness
Ultimate Wineries of Argentina and Chile
Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Valparaiso and Central Valley
from £6700 pp inc flights & transfers for 11 nights
- Fashionable and fun, Buenos Aires is your first port of call. Explore the city’s diverse cultural history through its love of food; sink your teeth into succulent steak, learn how to make tasty street snacks and experience a steamy tango show over a three-course dinner.
- Everyone loves a Malbec, right? Make the (easy) pilgrimage to Mendoza, Argentina's wine capital where you’ll stay amongst the vines at a sumptuous luxury property nestled in the foothills of the dramatic Andes mountain range, the perfect place to sample more of the country’s finest wines and gourmet cuisine.
- It’s only a short hop across the border to Chile where you’ll spend a couple of chilled out days enjoying the pavement cafés and bars of the quirky bohemian seaside town of Valparaíso, famous for its steep funiculars, boutique shops and vibrant street art.
Location & directions
Located in Lujan de Cuyo, a 30 minute drive south of Mendoza city and surrounded by the region's best known wineries.
How to get there
1-hour 50-minute flight from Buenos Aires to Mendoza, followed by a 30minute road transfer. Mendoza can also be reached by a 1-hour flight from Santiago, Chile.
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