SOURCE: The Vines of Mendoza

The Vines of Mendoza

October 23, 2012 11:24 ET

Francis Mallmann Is Official Executive Chef of The Vines Resort & Spa

The Vines Resort & Spa Is on Fire

MENDOZA, ARGENTINA--(Marketwire - Oct 23, 2012) -  The Vines of Mendoza announces that Francis Mallmann is joining The Vines Resort & Spa as Executive Chef. Mallmann and The Vines will create Siete Fuegos, the resort's restaurant, opening in March during the 2013 harvest season. The menu will feature Mallmann's authentic Argentine cooking method, using seven different types of fire and offering a deliciously simple and captivating cuisine.

"The Vines Resort & Spa is focused on creating the most unforgettable, uniquely Argentine food and wine experiences -- a truly uncommon adventure. With Mallmann leading the culinary side and the grill at The Vines, and Santiago Achaval, our long-time leading consulting winemaker and one of the most renowned winemakers in all of Argentina in the winery, we have the dream team of Argentine food and wine," stated Michael Evans, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder of The Vines of Mendoza.

"We are thrilled to add another superstar to our team with Francis Mallmann," states Pablo Gimenez Riili, Co-Founder of The Vines of Mendoza. "His vision and artistry in the kitchen will make The Vines Resort & Spa's restaurant cuisine the most simply delicious, high quality, and quintessentially Argentine."

Francis Mallmann states, "What makes The Vines Resort & Spa special is the combination of the remote and majestic gorgeous property under the Andes, and this special team dedicated to excellence in every way."

With 180 degree views of the Andes Mountains, this luxury boutique resort offers a full service, sophisticated atmosphere for those with both refined and rugged tastes -- a wine and cocktail bar, gym and spa with vinotherapy treatments, a 100+ square meter pool, and a variety of outdoor activities from winemaking to yoga to horseback riding through the vineyards. One and two bedroom luxury vacation residences are available for purchase with prices ranging from $350,000 to $900,000 USD. Custom purchase options are available including packages with one acre of vineyards, plus custom winemaking in our on-site winery. 

For those looking to the Villas at The Vines Resort & Spa as a home away from home, the vacation residences will be equipped with luxurious furnishings and a sophisticated finish. With stunning views from each residence, many may choose to enjoy their Malbec on their own private deck. In addition, guest services will be available 24/7.

For those interested in owning a piece of Argentine wine country featuring a top South American chef, contact for more information.

About The Vines of Mendoza

Founded in 2004, The Vines of Mendoza exists to create extraordinary Argentine wine experiences. The company is comprised of distinct, but complementary businesses. These include The Vines of Mendoza's Private Vineyard Estates, Uco Valley Winery & Tasting Room, and The Vines Resort & Spa (opening in 2013), located in Argentina's prestigious Uco Valley. The Vines of Mendoza Tasting Room and The Vines Wine Bar & Vinoteca are both based in the city of Mendoza, Argentina. 

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