At Cavas, an award-winning Relais & Châteaux estate at the foot of the Andes, it's all about the vino - enjoy horse-riding through vineyards to neighbouring Viña Cobos for a wine tasting before a three-course lunch with wine pairings at Lamadrid.


Just half an hour outside Mendoza, Cavas is made up of 14 lodges, a colonial-style restaurant, wine cellar and spa. Set in 35 acres of vineyards, the lodges have private plunge pools and roof terraces with open fires.

Dinner is served either in the restaurant, wine cellar or on your terrace: few things are more romantic than sipping a glass of malbec as the sun sets over the Andes. The food is local, seasonal and organic, and there are no set times for meals.

The Cavas wine cellar is stocked with more than 2,000 bottles, some of which are produced on the estate and served exclusively for guests.


WOW FACTOR: Book a couple's Wine Therapy spa treatment - be exfoliated with grape seeds and essential oils, bath in red wine, and enjoy a massage with grape-seed oil.

FLIGHT TIME: 14 hours

WHEN TO GO: Winter, Spring

GO: Elegant Resorts ( offers seven nights, B&B, in a Corner Room from £4,695 per person. Includes British Airways flights, transfers and seven-day itinerary.