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The Vines Resort & Spa Debuts in Mendoza, Argentina

MENDOZA, ARGENTINA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/16/14 -- The Vines Resort & Spa, a new luxury boutique resort in Mendoza, Argentina, announces its grand opening. Situated at the base of the Andes in the heart of the Uco Valley, Argentina's premier winemaking region, The Vines Resort & Spa is the ultimate retreat for wine lovers and outdoor adventurers and offers a culinary program from acclaimed Argentine Chef Francis Mallmann. Now accepting reservations, The Vines Resort & Spa is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, the largest luxury hospitality organization in the world, and is the only resort in the Mendoza region to be a part of this exclusive collection.

"We're thrilled to debut our resort and introduce guests to The Vines' unique style of laid-back luxury and the fabulous wines of our region," said Michael Evans, Co-Founder of The Vines of Mendoza. "Beyond offering world-class service in a stunning location, what really sets us apart is the spirit of adventure and authentic Argentine culture that have inspired us to create a distinctive guest experience."

With 180-degree views of the Andes Mountains, The Vines Resort & Spa is surrounded by The Vines of Mendoza's 1,500 acres of pristine vineyards. Every guest's stay is carefully curated and overseen by the resort's own "Gauchos," who act as a personal concierge, tour guide, and more. This unique destination creates customized experiences and uncommon adventures, including a one-of-a-kind opportunity where guests learn the art of winemaking alongside the resort's expert team and famed consulting winemaker Santiago Achaval. Additionally, The Vines' Private Vineyards offer the rare opportunity for wine enthusiasts to own their own 3-10 acre vineyard plot and make their own custom small-batch wine.

"The Vines Resort & Spa offers a genuine sense of place and a passion for sharing the warmth and magic of Argentina," said Pablo Gimenez Riili, Co-Founder of The Vines of Mendoza. "We are excited to open our doors to guests from all over the world."

The resort's signature restaurant, Francis Mallmann's Siete Fuegos (Seven Fires) showcases Argentina's famous beef and serves inspired regional cuisine from chef Mallmann's honed collection of open-flame cooking techniques. Additionally, The Vines Resort & Spa features a 100+ square meter infinity pool with private cabanas, and in March will open an elevated state-of-the-art fitness center overlooking the vineyards. A variety of outdoor adventures are also offered, including yoga, horseback riding, hiking, biking, cooking lessons, wine tasting and wine education. In mid-2014, The Vines will also unveil its 15,000 square foot Spa, offering customized, multi-sensory experiences and featuring custom fragrances created by Argentine perfume lab FUEGUIA 1833.

Designed by renowned Argentine architects Bormida & Yanzon, the resort features 22 spacious one and two-bedroom Villas with three distinct floor plans, ranging from 1,000 to 2,700 square feet. Villas are inspired by the rustic natural beauty of the Uco Valley and feature ample indoor and outdoor living spaces with expansive views of the Andes and vineyards at every turn. Rooted in the pleasures of making, drinking and sharing wine, The Vines Resort & Spa provides an unmatched destination within Argentina's acclaimed wine country.

About The Vines Resort & Spa: Located in Argentina's renowned winemaking region of the Uco Valley in Mendoza, The Vines Resort & Spa offers laid-back luxury at the base of the majestic Andes Mountains and curates uniquely uncommon adventures for wine lovers. At its signature restaurant, Siete Fuegos, guests enjoy the rustic, fiery flavors of inspired regional cuisine from legendary South American chef Francis Mallmann. Guests can also harvest grapes or try their hand at winemaking alongside acclaimed consulting winemaker Santiago Achaval. In mid-2014, the resort will debut their world-class spa offering a variety of personalized treatments featuring custom fragrances from Argentine perfume lab FUEGUIA 1833. With hundreds of wineries, plenty of outdoor activities and 300 days of sunshine a year, guests of The Vines Resort & Spa experience the very best of Argentina. For more information, please visit: www.vinesresortandspa.com

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