From our Travelers: Journey to Mendoza

“This is a bucket list trip that Joyce and I have been thinking about for several years. Its been 35 years since I have been to Argentina and Brazil. Joyce as not been to two of my favorite countries in Latin America so this is it. Tony Huffman our friend organizes a incredible trip for us, we don’t have to lift a finger, just a glass, a fork, a camera and a pen to write the check. We leave Thursday January 21 from Savannah through Atlanta to Santiago, Chile then on to Mendoza, Argentina. Our first stop is the Cavas Wine Lodge, a vineyard and first class hotel. We are met by our host/guide Agostina Astegiano and our driver for the one hour drive to our lodge. Then we are checked in to our Casita which is in the Vineyard itself. We have lunch and then relax before the cooking class that we have signed up for. Leo, the resort chef, turns out to be delightful and we have great fun cooking empanadas and a Argentine vegetable & chicken dish over an open fire. It’s fun and of course we taste wine then enjoy our dinner, before crashing. Our casita is great, the view of the Andes is stunning and we get a full nights sleep.

-Gil & Joyce Williamson

To read more about their journey to South America please see their blog, A Journal, with Pictures.