Smoke & Fire

A MASTERCLASS with CHEFS

FRANCIS MALLMANN
& AARON FRANKLIN

Mendoza, Argentina

FEBRUARY 12-16, 2025

THE VINES RESORT & SPA
MENDOZA, ARGENTINA

FRANCIS
MALLMANN


THE MOST FAMOUS CHEF in SOUTH AMERICA

Our good friend (and head chef at The Vines Siete Fuegos restaurant) Francis is the most famous chef in South America, and one of the world’s great experts on cooking with open fire. He has opened several restaurants and written several books, all centered around this unique expertise. He has also been featured on numerous TV programs, as well as the most memorable episode in the Netflix original series Chef’s Table. And of course, his ineffable personality also contributes to his enormous appeal and fame.

AARON
FRANKLIN


THE MOST FAMOUS BBQ in THE US

Aaron and his wife Stacy had no idea what they were getting themselves into when they opened up a small barbecue trailer on the side of an Austin, Texas interstate in 2009. Today, crowds stand in line for hours for a taste of his mouth-watering brisket, and Franklin Barbecue has been celebrated by everyone from Jimmy Kimmel to Anthony Bourdain to President Obama. Aaron is the recipient of the James Beard Award for Best Chef and has also been inducted into the American Royal Barbecue Hall of Fame for 2020. He is also the co-author of New York Times bestselling books, Franklin Barbecue, A Meat-Smoking Manifesto; Franklin Steak; and Franklin Smoke: Wood, Fire, Food. Aaron will be building a custom smoker for us to learn on during the summit.

MASTERCLASS: IN COOKING
WITH FIRE and SMOKE

Dive hands-first into the world of grilling and smoking, guided by none other than culinary legends Francis Mallmann and Aaron Franklin. Imagine yourself stoking fires, seasoning meats and mastering the art of cooking with fire alongside these icons. This unique chance to stand shoulder to shoulder with chefs Mallmann and Franklin goes beyond a mere cooking class -it’s an unparalleled deep dive into the essence of barbecue in the stunning Uco Valley. You won’t just learn; you’ll get your hands dirty, live the Argentine asado and Texas barbecue tradition, becoming a pivotal part of this fiery journey under the guidance of the greats.

MASTERCLASS in
WINEMAKING

As part of this experience, you will partake in an exclusive winemaking session led by The Vines’ wine director Mariana Onofri and our expert winemaking team. You ’11 delve into the art of blending, creating your own signature Malbec-based wine from The Vines’ expansive 900-acre vineyards. With a palette that includes not just Malbec but also our Uco Valley specialty Cabernet Franc, and upon request a selection of white and additional red grapes, your creation will be as unique as the experience itself. These wines, celebrated for their deep hues, robust fruit and floral notes, are perfectly balanced with the elegance and freshness bestowed by the Uco Valley’s high-altitude climate.

ITINERARY

February 12-16, 2025

THE VINES RESORT & SPA, A MEMBER of THE LEADING HOTELS of THE WORLD, WHICH HOLDS ITS OWN AMONG THE WORLD’S CELEBRATED WINE DESTINATION HOTELS.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

How to arrive:
Mendoza airport can be reached from various international departure cities via flights through Buenos Aires or Santiago de Chile. Once you land at the Mendoza airport, The Vines Resort & Spa in the Uco Valley is located 1.5 hours away by car. Our team will arrange your transfers and send you the information in advance.
Limited edition merchandise:
We will be gifting guests some very special, limited edition merchandise, which will also be available for purchase during the event.
Additional Information
Inclusions:
The trip cost includes all accommodations, meals, wines, local transportation and group activities. Guests are responsible for their flights and airport transfers to the hotel or area. All cooking supplies will be provided to our guests.
Cancellation Policy:
We understand that sometimes life requires changes or cancellations. We have created cancellation policies that take this into account while also accounting for the realities of our non-refundable event costs and prepayments. You can see our cancellation policy at www.vinesevents.com/terms.

PRICING INFORMATION

ONE BEDROOM
DELUXE VILLA
GARDEN VIEW

Member Double
$22,100
Member Single
$14,690
Guest Double
$44,150
Guest Single
$34,020

ONE BEDROOM
DELUXE VILLA
LAKE ANDES VIEW

Member Double
$23,850
Member Single
$15,860
Guest Double
$45,150
Guest Single
$35,020

ONE BEDROOM
VILLA

Member Double
$20,250
Member Single
$13,455
Guest Double
$43,500
Guest Single
$33,370

TWO BEDROOM
DELUXE VILLA
GARDEN VIEW

Member Double
$25,100
Guest Double
$46,100

TWO BEDROOM
DELUXE VILLA
LAKE ANDES VIEW

Member Double
$26,850
Guest Double
$47,250

HOUSES

Private homes subject to availability. Pricing available upon request

Prices in US Dollars