Architect Sergio Viegas and economist Pablo Cerutti traded Buenos Aires for the tranquility of the Valle de Uco, and the popular posada they opened is now in the heart of Uco wine land. Its rustic chalets have sweeping views of the Andes and offer some of the best value lodging near Tupungato’s wineries; each is equipped with a woodstove for the winter, plus a private patio looking out onto the property's own biodynamic Syrah vineyard. High on a hillside, the romantic
lodge restaurant ($$$) serves breakfast and dinner for guests only; however, it is open to the general public at lunch. The modern Argentine menu—which changes according to what's ripe, appealing, or in season (often from the garden)—is handwritten on a blackboard. A tasting menu of starters and desserts will keep any picky eater happy, and the selection of mains offers plenty of choice. The Valley de Uco wine list is excellent.