Built in 2017 at the base of the Andes, our Casa was designed by renowned Argentinian Architects 'Bormida y Yanzon’. Our property includes a 3 hectare vineyard and sits adjacent to the award winning O.Fournier Winery. There are 3 master bedrooms en suite and a separate guest quarters with 2 bedrooms and a bath. The pool and outdoor quincho provide you with a perfect setting for swimming up to your vino and asado. Nearby there is horseback riding, white water rafting, fishing and of course plenty of wine tasting.
When you drive to our house off the main highway you can pass through the village, Eugenio Bustos, which has a small super market called Vea right in town along with other specialty shops for bread, vegetables, and meats.
There are many wineries with restaurants in the area. A few recommendations, Siete Fuegos at Vines of Mendoza, a small place called El Paisano which is very cool. For lunch, Bodega La Azul which has outdoor eating. The winery, Salentein, is a must visit with a great restaurant. The Monteviejo winery has a talented and creative chef, Nadia Haron, at their restaurant. Casa de Uco is another restaurant option.
The area is rustic and off the grid, as if you have stepped back in time in one sense, but surrounded by beautiful wineries with outstanding food options that rival Napa or the French wine country.
And nothing compares to the views of the snow capped Andes. Some additional details:
You will coordinate with Giuliana Rosi, who runs tourism at the O.Fournier winery on the timing of your arrival so she can provide the keys and general information about the house. We will write to her with you on copy before your arrival date. She is also a great resource to book excursions including cars for wine tasting, horseback riding and white water rafting so feel free to reach out to her in advance. We are a straight shot roughly 90 minutes south of the Mendoza Airport on route 40. It can be tough to predict exactly when you will arrive so we ask that you connect with Giuliana on WhatsApp or email once you know your timing. Giuliana’s information is included below along with other key contact information for you.
Our house is situated within the O.Fournier Winery. If you arrange a driver thru Giuliana, they will know how to get to you there. A car is useful to get to town for groceries and visit wineries but you can also arrange drivers for the day. Once you arrive at the O.Fournier winery gate where there will be a security guard. Just let him know you are staying at the “3 W’s” home.
If you are driving, it is very easy once you turn into the O.F. property. You go straight on the dirt road (it’s all dirt once you are in the winery) after leaving the security gate. You will pass 4 left turns (the winery will be on your right). As you come up to the 5th left turn, you should see the house off to the left. You take that road until it ends and then turn right and you will come up to our driveway. Don’t worry if you miss the fifth turn because the sixth left turn is the end of the road and takes you to the house as well from the other side. We are at the end of the road as they say.
Keys & a Few Critical Items in Bold Below:
You’ll get four keys from Giuliana, two for the front door, one for the guest quarters if you are using it and one for the utility shed which has the washer and dryer and a place to put the garbage. We leave a fourth key in the door that connects the hallway to the guest quarters in case you want to use it however we typically just use the sliding doors in the kitchen to get between the buildings.
Other House Info:
Wi-Fi: To provide better service we installed three different Wi-Fi nodes with names (Norte, Sud and Internet). None of them require passwords so you can easily connect to the Wi-Fi associated with that part of the house.
Heat: The house has radiant heat. The sun is very strong November to March and heats the house up during the day and stays warm at night. If you need to use the heat, there is a black thermostat directly to the left as you walk into the house. There are two buttons to the right which show plus or minus with the “house” symbol. This is where you can control the temperature. Please do not touch the two buttons to the left with plus and minus signs as they control temperature of the water running through the house, which can be very hot.
AC: Every room has its own unit with the main unit for the living space to the left of the black thermostat. This is the simplest feature of the house since it’s in English. Use the mode button to select options at the top. You can adjust fan speed and temperature with the buttons to the right of Mode.
Bedrooms: Each room has its own unit controlled by a remote. The remotes should be in the closet of each room. Push the power button, adjust the temperature and the fan speed. We ask that you turn off the AC if you are leaving the house.
Now for Some Fun Stuff: Argentina is known for Asado, Vino and Football. lf. Do not move and plug in elsewhere as the converter is requGiuliana can arrange many things for you in advance or once you arrive. We can also bring Asado to you with the crew from O. Fournier winery who will cater a meal at the house. We initiated our house with a dinner they cooked for 15 of us that was amazing and very inexpensive. There is fishing, horseback riding and white water rafting depending on the season you visit. There is also a masseuse at the winery that Giuliana can arrange to come to the house with a massage table.
Wineries: There are wineries galore in the 3 valleys of Mendoza, many of which will provide a lunch of dinner. We suggest a reservation and planning ahead with Giuliana. Aside from O.Fournier, the next closest is Zuccardi which recently built a beautiful winery and an amazing restaurant just 10 minutes from our house.
Links to some Bodegas we have enjoyed, however there are new ones popping up all the time so suggest you check your favorite social media sites for ideas.
Restaurants: Most of the wineries including those above have restaurants and many are truly outstanding culinary experiences. The dining experiences range from high end white table cloth to a family’s house turned restaurant with true home cooking so there is something for everyone. You can share your preferences with Giuliana and she can help find the right spot and help with reservations.
Eugenio Bustos Basics: The nearest town is 5 minutes away, which you drive thru to get to the house called Eugenio Bustos. It is a rustic gaucho town but has the essentials, a Bank with ATM’s on the town square (corner of Arenales and Bernardo Quiroga), a large grocery store called Vea (corner San Juan Bosco and 2nd of April), a gas station right next to Vea, a pharmacy and hospital (hopefully not needed) on the south west corner of the town square a block from the bank. There are also specialty shops like a bakery and butcher in town. You should know that Argentinians take a siesta and shops close between noon and 5 so plan to visit morning or early evening for essentials.