Responsible tourism and sustainable farming have always been a way of life for us.

 

The majority of energy we use at the estancia is generated from renewable resources (wind and solar power) and all farming is undertaken with organic principles. 

We operate with a strong ‘farm-to-table’ ethos when it comes to our food, too, providing home-reared beef, free-range eggs, and wherever possible, vegetables and fruit from the estancia gardens. We're often told how fresh and different it tastes.

We're also proud of our active tree-planting programme and zero food waste policy. Even the wine bottles are transported back to the winery, where they're filled again with our Los Potreros' own label wine!

 

From animals to people

Located on a provincial reserve, our style of farming encourages local wildlife, including pumas, foxes and the majestic Andean Condor. We're currently working in conjunction with local authorities to re-introduce endangered wildlife to the hills, and access is provided to a local university research group who are studying the effects and control of non-indigenous plant species.

Estancia Los Potreros has long-supported the local rural school, and our guests help too. We send recycled clothing to a remote community in the north of Argentina. We're proud to be part of the ‘Pack for a Purpose’ initiative, which encourages travellers to think about ways they can positively impact local communities when they travel, and the estancia was one of the first places in South America to be awarded the TripAdvisor GreenLeader Platinum status.