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Food Hero

Unforgettable gourmet experiences are the highlight of a stay at these three retreats.


SB Winemaker’s House & Spa Suites, Argentina: Vintner Susana Balbo’s gastro haven in Mendoza is in a century-old mansion with just seven suites. At restaurant La Vida, diners enjoy 14-course seasonal tasting menus and wine from a cellar stocked with Susana’s finest. Outside, asados (barbecues) are laid on, while guests can take cooking and grilling classes as well as wine tours, tastings and blending sessions. Even when you’re not eating, gastronomy is everywhere. Wine-based spa treatments include grape seed exfoliation, and ‘wellness butlers’ run nightly turndown baths with local aromatic salts and herbs. Doubles from $734 (£578), B&B.