This place is far from the hustle and bustle of the big cities, but it certainly is in the heart of wine country. If you want to really experience the Argentinian wine country, you can't really do any better than Finca Ogawa.
First, the hosts, John and Marta, know pretty much everyone in the area and can help you to arrange meetings, tastings or other activities. That service was far more valuable than we could have imagined, as having nice websites and answering emails isn't really the strong suit of most Argentinian wine producers. John and Marta were prompt with emails and made sure to help us set up some fantastic tastings. They helped us figure out our way around the area and were all in all a pleasure to be around. Luckily for us, Barbara was also in town for our visit. She was a lovely host, kept us stocked on breakfast supplies and made us feel as welcome as can be.
Next, the accommodations. We stayed in Casa de Barbara (me, my wife, and my parents). There was plenty of room, a lovely bathroom and a full sized kitchen. Being there for a whole week, we cooked most of our dinners. To help us with that, the Finca has a garden that they let their guests use! It is beautiful, with tomatoes, onions, hot peppers, zucchini and more.
Anything you can't find in the garden, you can probably find in Hector's country store, less than a mile away on the gravel road.
The atmosphere out in the country is quiet and tranquil. It really is out there, so make sure you get GPS coordinates from John before you drive in, and do your best to make sure it is daytime when you first arrive.
We had a wonderful time in Argentina in no small part because of John, Marta and Barbara. We will most certainly return.
- 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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