We are thrilled to have had some amazing press in the past month. First off the block, we have been featured in National Geographic Traveller's latest beautiful coffee table book - The Earth Collection. This is particularly special for us as the Earth Collection highlights carefully selected eco-friendly and sustainable hotels and lodges from around the world that have been recognised for making a conscious effort to help our planet. Anyone that has stayed with us knows how passionate we are about sustainable tourism. Our electricity comes from windmills and solar panels, we supply much of our own produce and we have removed single use plastic water bottles completely by installing a water filtration system. It is always wonderful to be recognised for our efforts in this regard but there is always more to be done! #bethechange
We were also excited to be featured in the food and travel section of the exceptional Country & Lifestyle magazine. Their Executive Features Editor Rosalyn Wikeley visited us with her unsuspecting partner for a week of riding, cattle, polo and more! Here are a few excerpts . . .
Hearty Malbec lunches roll out across a wisteria-clad veranda and on into drowsy afternoons coated in dandelion fluff. Evenings are made of slightly smarter, candle-lit stuff: you’ll be lucky if the greyhound offers you up the sofa for 8pm drinks, but tapping into Kevin’s encyclopaedic knowledge of Argentinian wine and history is less of a challenge.
The Beggs serve up an enlightened take on luxury, and guests are encouraged to tap into the social mores and rhythms of rural life. This includes riding with the gauchos, herding cattle on horseback, rounding up foals before nightfall – to keep them safe from the mysterious puma – and neatly folding empanadas in the kitchen with the chef.
Unlike the enigmatic, protracted and financially draining world of British polo, the Beggs’ morning tuition for their version fast-tracks the process, resulting in a fun (and at times fiercely competitive) game to be had between guests. ‘No crossing, go, HOOK!’ Never has applied learning had more impact.
Despite the equestrian bias, Estancia Los Potreros more than delivers on the out-of-saddle aspect, with walking, wild swimming, winetasting and exploring Jesuit churches and villages on offer for reluctant riders or those wanting a day off. It’s also a feast for bird-watching enthusiasts, from vultures and eagles down to tiny effervescent hummingbirds.