Last Updated on June 17, 2024

Have you always wanted to visit Argentina? Now you have even more reason to go. The luxury SB Winemaker’s House & Spa Suites has been accepted into the coveted Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts Program – it is a phenomenal property!

Nestled between the Andes mountains and the vibrant city of Mendoza, the boutique hotel was opened in 2022 by Argentina’s renowned winemaker, Susana Balbo, and her daughter, Ana Lovaglio Balbo. With a chic design reflecting their roots with a modern flair, the hotel offers a private estate feel, blending culinary experiences, art, wellness, and nature, all with Argentina’s historic wine culture.

The selective, by-invitation-only Virtuoso group includes just over 1,400 hotels in more than 80 countries. For inclusion, hotels and resorts are chosen by a committee of peers based on their facilities and services.

“Becoming a part of Virtuoso is a tremendous honor for us,” Susana Balbo said. “Virtuoso’s selective acceptance process ensures that only the best of the best are included. We are passionate about curating every detail of the guest experience at SB Winemaker’s House & Spa Suites, from our bespoke spa services to our gourmet culinary offerings and art installations. We are thrilled to offer Virtuoso advisors and their clients these exclusive amenities, values, and meticulously crafted experiences that consistently exceed the expectations of our guests.”

The Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts program is the industry’s longest-running and most prestigious portfolio, with more five-star properties included than any other organization. Partners in the Virtuoso network specialize in world-class client service and experiences, providing superior offerings and exceptional value for Virtuoso clients.

SB Winemaker’s Boutique Hotel

In suite bathtub.
In suite bathtub. Photo courtesy of SB Winemakers House & Spa Suites

The SB Winemaker’s House & Spa Suites boasts elegant, yet natural décor and art, inspired by Susana Balbo’s deep connection to wine. The property offers guided wellness rituals with the in-house Wellness Butler, using local herbs, vinotherapy massages, and unique multi-sensory wellness rituals.

At the hotel’s MICHELIN-recommended restaurant, La VidA, guests can savor Argentinian cuisine made with high-quality ingredients. Additionally, they can enjoy exclusive experiences such as horseback riding, a 99 + 100-point ultra-premium tasting, winemaking sessions and more with the help of the hotel’s onsite Experience Coordinator.

The newest luxury hotel in Mendoza features a sense of place as well as the hostesses’ authentic wine background in everything from design to culinary experiences.

It’s also about exclusivity.

Guests will feel as if they’re staying in a private estate, with Susana and Ana becoming hosts for travelers who want to experience their culture and wines.

The property is the only luxury hotel in Latin America with fully integrated in-room spa features. Seven spa suites feature a steam room, sensations shower, and massage table. Four of the seven suites are also equipped with a dry sauna.

La VidA restaurant features Argentinian cuisine that exudes bold flavors with high-quality ingredients, Chef’s Table with open-flame cooking, and signature wine cocktails.

La VidA Restaurant.
La VidA Restaurant. Photo courtesy of SB Winemakers House & Spa Suites

Inspired by Susana Balbo’s long history with wine, art in the form of sculptures, woodwork, and mixed media can be found from 20 local artists around the property and in the rooms.

A lounge bar, wine cellar with top Argentine and global wines, heated swimming pool, shop with local artisanal products and s tasting room complete the SB Winemaker’s House & Spa Suites.

With the help of the Experience Curator, guests have an opportunity to explore the region near and far. Guests can also take advantage of all the additional wine and food experiences at the nearby Susana Balbo bodega.

Luxury, wine, Argentinian cuisine, spa suites, wellness rituals and horseback riding. It doesn’t get any better than this.

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