“So my passion for wine got deeper. I was fascinated about the whole production here in the new world, because the new world is different. You see the people and the tourism and the wineries with huge passion. Everybody loves to talk about the wine they produce because they put their whole soul in it. And if you do a wine tasting maybe in France or in Italy, it's different, they have a different kind of manner to show what they are doing. In Mendoza, you will really be blown away about the generosity of all the wineries. So gastronomy, hospitality and wine is for me a really perfect match.”
We’re in great company with Cecile Adam, Owner of Entre Cielos, Mendoza’s luxury resort for sipping, spa and solitude, where guests can savor playful yet holistic experiences set in the captivating Malbec vineyards overlooking the snow capped Andes of central west Argentina.
Although she originally hails from Switzerland, Cecile left behind a career in teaching and human resources, taking a sabbatical of sorts to travel with friends, when she fell in love with Argentina and its wine culture. Today she now owns and operates one of the best hotels in one of the largest wine regions in Latin America.
In this episode, Cecile expresses a refreshing spirit of risk-taking and joy-seeking adventure, which led her to create this retreat for travelers like herself - untethered by tradition and in tune with nature - which she continues to raise her glass to today.
[2:00] How a Swiss educator traveled the world on sabbatical, learned entrepreneurial endeavors from her father, and united her friends to go on an adventure with her which culminated in opening a wine and wellness resort in Argentina.
[10:00] The best of both worlds. How Cecile brings a participative management and strategic business approach to her Argentinian team, while they show her the generous heart of Argentine culture.
[14:50] While it was not love at first sight, Cecile soon found a home amongst the green oasis of Mendoza with its Andes Mountain lined skyline and clear blue skies.
[18:45] As you come upon Entre Cielos, you will be greeted by a glass of wine and a stroll through sprawling vineyards and gardens abound.
[22:25] Relax and reconnect in good company amidst the splendor of Latin America’s first and only authentic traditional hamam, with ancient Turkish rituals of cleansing and relaxation - healing the body, mind and soul by harnessing the restorative qualities of wine through exclusive grape-based treatments.
[26:15] How Entre Cielos honors and invites guests to taste the rich history and tradition of the land and region of Mendoza, known as the birthplace of the Malbec grape.
[35:00] Dine in good company with an outdoor barbecue experience and evening entertainment, traditional of an Argentinian "Asado."
[40:00] "Having the ability and the privilege to create spaces and environments that people can also create their own meaningful life for themselves," inspires Cecile to empower her team which then transcends to her guests.
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