A relaxing weekend stay at La Posada at Bodega Vistalba in the Mendoza region was the best part of my trip to Argentina in April 2009. It came highly recommended by Fodor's, but the price did cause me to pause. I got my money's worth.
The rooms are equivalent to an upscale hotel, and the views of the Andes were spectacular. The complimentary mini-bar was fully stocked, and we received a bottle or two of Pulenta wines from the vineyards sorrounding the winery. The complimentary late lunches at the on-site gourmet restaurant, La Bourgogne, were excellent. And after a complimentary bottle of wine with lunch, afternoon siestas were mandatory. Then some walking around the vineyards at sunset was good preparation for the hearty and complimentary breakfast the next morning.
Guests also get access to all of the winery. My wife and I spent hours walking through the vineyards, taking pictures, and exploring the different rooms at the winery. We happened to be there during harvest time, and it was a special treat to meet the proprietor, Carlos Pulenta, who was overseeing the harvest. He treated us like friends and made sure that we were having a great stay. The rest of the staff treated us the same way.
I don't remember leaving the property all weekend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The complete plan with accommodation and winery visit Do not leave Vistalba and stay at our inn to enjoy a complete wine experience. Staying at our inn involves discovering the spirit of our winery and our people. During the visit we will show you the winemaking process from the start, we will walk around the vineyards, we will learn how to distinguish the different varieties and will get to know the journey of the grape, from when it gets to the winery until the wine is bottled. To complete the visit, there is nothing better than tasting our wines with the winery's enologist. For your convenience, we have two 70-m2 double rooms, decorated with refined taste and with a spectacular view of the eternal and silvery Andes mountain range. If you are on a business trip, you will have an exclusive working space at your disposal: an office to receive your clients and hold meetings in absolute privacy and comfort, in a unique setting and with a team of people assisting every one of your needs in a warm and personalized manner. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Posada De Vistalba (Carlos Pulenta Winery) Hotel Vistalba
- La Posada De Bodega Vistalba Mendoza/Lujan De Cuyo, Argentina