About this listing
Bodega Calle is located in Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina. The main house and winery were built in 1925 by Claudio Erice and sit together on the same property. The house is marvelous with huge vaulted ceilings, original antique tile and hardwood floors. It has a living room, a large parlor, a huge ballroom, a full kitchen, one fireplace, one wood stove and an outside wood fired "asado" grill. There are 2 private suites in the house and up to one bedroom more in the guest house. The main house includes 3 full private bathrooms and up to 1 private bathroom more attached to the guesthouse.
Bodega Calle was brought back into production in 2001 and is just adjacent to the main house. The winery's award winning brands are Alberti 154 and Ca' de Calle. The house is located in Drummond, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza and is the best possible proximity to wine country as you will save about a half hour each way to the wine tasting destinations you choose each day. You will be in the heart of the "wine area". Also, for an extra fee, we can prepare certain meals you might like to have ready after a long day out and about. Bring your family or friends for an wonderful experience you will not soon forget.
Guests have access to the entire house and it is rented to only one group at a time. Nothing is shared.
Interaction with Guests
The house is quite private and you will not be bothered. There is a winery staff Monday to Friday that are around if you need anything, but they do not enter the house.
This is a historic home built by one of the original pioneers of the Argentine wine industry. As such, the house must be taken care of as if it was your own. The home has an alarm and a security system. Before you finish checking into the house, take time to familiarize yourself with the alarm details to avoid a false alarm. Please, no more than 8 people may stay at the winery at one time. Also, we only book to one group at a time to insure your privacy. At no time will you find yourself sharing the house with people you don't know.
We can provide food and a cook if need be to be billed separately. Ask us if interested in having an event such as a wedding reception. We can help with the details.
If you are interested in wine tasting. We are friends with many top suppliers in the area and can be of service with that as well. See (website hidden) for more info and to preview our suppliers.
Finally, the security deposit is only used for major breakage or missing items. We don't go out of our way to take money from your security deposit. Be considerate of the house and everything will be fine.
Hermosa la casa, la pasamos muy bien!
Felicitaciones por la bodega, tuvimos la oportunidad de hacer una visita acompañados por Pablo y quedamos muy bien impresionados por las instalaciones. Pero sobre todo felicitaciones por las personas que integran Bodega Calle! Pablo, Romina, Richard..... Excelentes y muy atentos.
Ojalá tengamos la oportunidad de volver....
Kirk was extremely fast at responding to my booking request, which was great considering my study abroad group was traveling on short notice. Upon arrival, the manager, Romina was very hospitable and assisted us with making reservations at the various local wineries. The house is wonderful for a large group and is beautiful. The neighborhood appears bit rough, but most people were friendly. Also, the house has great security, so we felt plenty safe. There are several wineries within a short walk from this house, which is very convenient. The house itself is on a small winery with a lot of history. Overall, a fabulous stay. I would highly recommend this place for a large group interested in enjoying Lujan de Cuyo wine region and all the wonderful outdoor activities within close range. Thank you Bodega Calle for a memorable experience!
We had a wonderful stay in the chalet. A gem in the heart of lujan de cuyo, which provides a great point of access to wineries and sightseeing nearby. The chalet is a beautiful old building, very private and comfortable for our large group. We had lots of room to hang out, play table tennis, cook meals, etc. We felt at ease and were given a warm welcome by the staff, Romina (she gave us great recommendations) and Pablo, the wine maker at Bodega Calle, who took the time to give us a tour of the winery and spoke with much passion about his work. The tour ended up being one of our highlights of the whole trip.
Beautiful space, devoted staff, great location. Definitely recommend to others.
Our stay in the bodega was just great! Franco and his father Richard met us and explained everything we needed to know about the house and area. Seven of us were very comfortable there and really enjoyed the ping pong table.
We had a car so were able to go into Mendoza with ease to great restaurants, or drive to wineries and Anconcagua park! Also were picked up to horse back ride close by.
The dogs on the property are delightful and loving.. Even toured our "own" winery, which was a treat! A great experience had by all!
Si mas que correcta y me encontré con mas detalles de confort y equipamiento.
This is a unique rental and the building is charming. This is a fully functioning winery right in the heart of the wine producing area of Mendoza. We were given a tour of the facilities on arrival and were spoilt for choice with the number of other wineries we could visit within walking distance.
We had a large group, thirteen in all, which the host was flexible in accommodating. The building had plenty of space as did the property in general and the communal areas were spacious even for a group our size.
We had a problem with the water cutting off after a power cut (during a storm) on our last night which complicated things quite a bit, especially during the holiday weekend. The owner assures me, at the time of writing, that we will be compensated for this unfortunate episode and the limited response which was a consequence of a rare set of circumstances.
So sorry that the water briefly cut out. This had never happened before and not likely to ever happen again since we store about 25,000 liters of water on the property. Of course this would have to happen during a holiday! Again, very sorry and glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards, Kirk
Romina, the winery manager, was an excellent contact for the property. Matteo, the vintner, gave an excellent tour of the operation. I have done several wine tastings/tours and this one was by far the most thorough and enjoyable, Having the actual vintner give the tour was a real treat and made a huge difference. Their wines are excellent and have won many awards. Matteo is from a multi-generation Italian wine making family.
The property is just outside of the downtown center of Luan de Cuyo. Like most of Argentina there is a certain run down quality to it. We noticed this even in Mendoza near the posh hotels and in Buenes Aires in all but the very top end neighborhoods.
Kirk is making major improvements to the property and I expect that if these are completed satisfactorily he will have a real diamond in the rough. In other words he will not be able to give you a "center of a vineyard" experience as the house is in a town.
Finally until AC is installed I might not choose this property again for the month of January but I live in Florida and am used to AC pretty much anytime I sleep.
I wish Kirk mucho gusto in his efforts to save and make great again Calle Bodega.
About the Host, Kirk
Project Manager and General Manager on the first American winery built in Mendoza. Pioneering importer of fine wines from Latin America. President, Elixir Wine Group, Bend Oregon, Owner of Bodega Calle Winery in Mendoza, Producer of La Yunta wines from Argentina, Jubileo wines from Valle de Guadalupe Mexico, and Ermisch 'Erendira's Rise' Pinot Noir from Oregon and Executive Producer and co-Director of the documentary 'Boom Varietal, The Rise of Malbec'. (website hidden).