Casa de Uco is Uco Valley’s best boutique hotel. Set on 320 hectares (790 acres) of lush green land in the middle of the Uco Valley, the modern hotel boasts just 16 rooms. In addition to the newly constructed hotel, Casa de Uco also offers private villas and private vineyards. Currently, the estate’s own vineyards stretch across 70 hectares and are mostly planted with Malbec, although you will also find Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Torrontes and Pinot Grigio.
With just 16 rooms, Casa de Uco is the perfect balance of boutique hotel attention and large hotel services & activities. Each room has floor to ceiling windows and a striking view of the snowcapped Andes Mountains. Whether it’s waking up to a sea full of vines or taking a relaxing bath with a glass of your favorite malbec, Casa de Uco is a real life daydream. The queen-size bed is one of the most comfortable places you’ll ever sleep, and it’s perfect for a post wine tasting nap. The spacious suite includes a Nespresso machine, alfajores, Toblerones, and yes, more wine. Despite Mendoza being a region for outdoor activities, Casa de Uco has created a homely hotel that you’ll never want to leave.
Casa de Uco puts an incredible emphasis on its gastronomic experiences, particularly wine pairings with meals. The onsite Sommelier, Fede Ramos, makes sure that guests are well informed about the perfect glass (or bottle) or wine for each meal.
One thing that sets Casa de Uco apart from other hotels in Uco Valley, or Mendoza for that matter, is that every meal is cooked with local products and home-grown vegetables. Each time you order food, you see Chef Juan Ignacio and Sous Chef Luli running out to the garden to pick fruits and vegetables to make the freshest watermelon salads you’ve ever tasted. The garden boasts different varieties of tomatoes and peppers, squash, corn, potatoes, cabbage, cucumber and carrots during the summer, and swiss chard, broccoli, spinach, onion, garlic, radish, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, leeks, chicory, peas, beets, and fava beans during the winter.
What makes Casa de Uco special is that you can enjoy your meals anywhere on its beautiful property. Whether it’s a a secluded picnic overlooking the vineyards, a nicely prepared meal delivered on the patio, or a carefully designed horseback riding / asado experience, Casa de Uco takes food very seriously.
Casa de Uco offers plenty of activities aside from wine tastings, eating incredible food, and lounging by the pool all day, although the wine cellar is pretty impressive. If you’re feeling ambitious, try your hand on Casa de Uco’s tennis courts, bike through the 790 acres of vineyards, hang out in the spa or gym, or challenge your equestrian skills on horseback (hidalgo is our personal favorite horse). From all the outdoor activities you might get tired, and for that recommend relaxing with a glass of wine by the stunning infinity pool overlooking the snowcapped Andes.
Casa de Uco transports guests to their perfect home-away-from-home, which doesn’t just come from a few smiles or a home garden. The friendly staff at Casa de Uco strikes the perfect balance of being attentive and letting visitors enjoy the hotel and property on their own terms. It’s cliche, but the entire staff goes out of its way to make guests happy. From helping with your winery (bodega) itinerary and scheduling to room service and even horseback riding sunset asados, Casa de Uco’s staff is the best you’ll find in Mendoza.