This was our first trip to Argentina, and I’m glad we chose to stay at Finca Ogawa for the first part of the trip. We stayed the first week of a three-week trip. After the rather long flight from LAX to Mendosa through Santiago, the finca allowed us relax in the beautiful wine-growing countryside. I have to agree with the other reviews listed here so I’ll focus on what I liked best.
When I left for our vacation at the end of January, it was snowing at home. When we stepped off the plane in Mendoza, the temperature was about 90 degrees Fahrenheit and toward the end of summer. We really enjoyed relaxing in summer temperatures again.
This is a working farm so you get a different experience than you get at a more expensive resort. We had free access to the main garden and chicken coop. We started each day with fresh raspberries and eggs and used the parilla to grill a variety of vegetables at night. I can’t say enough about the tomatoes! We were able to buy excellent meat at nearby Hector’s. Hector’s was definitely small, but we heard that his family butchers their own meat. We also cut up fresh fruits to have as dessert. All this while enjoying a glass (or two) of Finca Ogawa-label malbec wine.
The hosts, John and Barbara, were a great resource for getting acclimated to Argentine customs and language. The accommodations are excellent and having free rein of the hen house and extensive garden was a unique experience with lodging. We traveled with another couple and rented both casitas. We can’t wait to visit again. I would recommend a rental car to give you a little more flexibility to visit the local towns.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Some of the accommodations that we offer were originally constructed some 80 years ago for the owners of the finca. Our home is a Spanish style house with thick walls, high ceiling and traditional wooden windows. We have lovingly restored and recycled it into a charming little home or casita: CASA DE MARTHA is a 40 m2 one bedroom home / casita. This bedroom has a king size bed and a private bathroom. There is also a living room, dining room, full kitchen to cook and a 280 sq. feet veranda with outdoor parrilla. The house has Central Air Conditioning and heat, Internet WiFi and Direct TV, Sheets and towels. There are also other new Villas in the Finca, for 4 and 6 people! Please write to us with your inquire!! The advantage to choosing Finca Ogawa for your stay is that all lodgings include complete country gourmet kitchens, queen and king sommiers, private bathrooms, wonderful living and fireplaces, comfortable dining areas, private patios, access to the finca community, 40 m2 swimming pools, housekeeping services, mountain bikes, vegetable garden, and perfect Andes's views. Only minutes away from the best of the best wineries in Valle de Uco. Finca Ogawa is about 1,30 hs from the airport. 1 Hour from Mendoza City. Location Coordinates: 33° 35' 02.0"S 69° 09' 02.0"W. We are close to the most famous wineries like Clos de Los Siete (Monteviejo, Rolland, DiamAndes, Cuvellier Los Andes), Gimenez Riili, Salentein, Andeluna, Domaine Bousquet, Sophenia, The Vine of Mendoza, Piedra Negra, and more! This area offers a lot of options in adventure activities like Horseback ridings in the mountains, Bike tours around the wineries, Rafting, Trekkings and more.. ... more less
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