Exclusive Resorts recently announced a collection of 2020 Once-in-a-Lifetime Journeys. Among the 11 experiences spanning 30 countries, an Argentinian tour takes travelers to Mendoza to experience the country’s wine harvest firsthand.
Travelers stay at The Vines Resort & Spa, a luxury property at the foot of the Andes that sits on 1,500 acres and includes a vineyard and tasting rooms. Guests are invited to harvest the grapes and make their own custom wine, while enjoying views of the Andes from all sides. While there, they get an in-depth class on winemaking (with plenty of tasting, of course!), but also explore the other well-known aspects of Argentinian culture, from horseback riding to grilling Argentinian steaks. Other activities range from yoga classes to fly fishing excursions, and spacious villas with private decks are perfect for late-night stargazing.
The experience is only open to Exclusive Resorts members.
“Exclusive Resorts members are active, curious and motivated to explore the world,” said Gina Bach, vice president, Exclusive Resorts Club Experience Collection. “Our Once-in-a-Lifetime Journeys are diverse, with options for families, couples and individuals alike. When crafting the 2020 collection, we heeded member feedback to explore lesser-known parts of the world and areas more difficult to travel in.”
IMAGINE SETTING SAIL IN AN EXOTIC, far-flung destination, just you and your family or group of friends aboard a private yacht. The sun warms the deck, a soft breeze dances off the water, and an über-attentive crew caters to your every whim while the personal chef whips up the finest of the local cuisine with all of your culinary preferences top of mind. All the while, the captain navigates the yacht into secluded coves; to pristine, seemingly undiscovered beaches; or even to the hottest spots along the coast for a night out on the town.
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WHAT A YEAR ... AND IT’S ONLY JUNE (or already June, depending on how you look at it). “Leisure lifestyle” may seem like an oxymoron in 2020, but as an optimist and travel enthusiast, I’m still determined to live the rest of this year to the fullest (or as full as possible, given the ongoing COVID-19 situation) — with travel at the forefront — and there’s no better way to do that than with a strictly leisure vacation.