This year’s winner of the Great Wine Capitals Best Architecture award in Mendoza, achieves just that. The Rosell Boher Lodge is a small village of villas which are constructed by large stones native to the region and adobe-effect walls, which perfectly blend into the rugged mountainous landscape.
A key to great architecture however isn’t just how it appears from the outside, but how the building can be enjoyed from the inside. Key to the design of each of these villas is offering great vantage points to enjoy the uninterrupted vineyard and mountain views, whether that be from the bedroom window, swinging in a hammock by the lakeside, or watching the stars come out as you sit by the fireplace or in the jacuzzi on the rooftop.
The landscaping also takes in the natural materials found in Mendoza’s oasis in the desert, using river pebbles to form the lakeside walls, planting native flora for the garden and using natural fibres in all the outdoor furniture.
Stepping into the cava is another way to deeper explore Mendoza terroir, enjoying the cool subterranean temperatures where sombre stone walls act as guardians for the resting sparkling wine which is passing its peaceful passage of time underground until it reaches the perfect moment to be uncorked. And there couldn’t be a better place to do just that, than quietly sipping on the satisfying sparkles at the lodge in perfect symbiosis with Mendoza’s mountain terroir.