Best of Mendoza
This three-day tour explores three of Mendoza´s hottest wine regions, Lujan de Cuyo, Maipú, and Uco Valley .
You´ll visit traditional and new remarkable wineries, each with its own unique approach to wine-making. You´ll also visit select culture sites and have a chance to soak up the unique history and character of each region.
Pick up from the airport/hotel.
In the morning, you´ll visit Achaval Ferrer , winery located on the Mendoza riverbank. This is a small Argentine/Italian co-venture winery that produces some of the best wines in Mendoza.
The next stop will be Decero , a winery located in the heart of Lujan de Cuyo. There you´ll visit a beautiful, ultra-modern winery which produces highly praised wines. Also, you will admire its breathtaking view of the Andes Mountain Range .
Once we have done our tour and tasting we are going to have an exclusive gourmet lunch at Ruca Malen Winery, enjoying its delicious cuisine as well as a vertical wine tasting. There you will taste all their wine range, including their top one Kinien.
After lunch we go to a Country Lodge. You´ll have the afternoon free to explore the residential area of Chacras de Coria, an upscale country suburb of Mendoza City, and the center of the original wine country.
Optional in the afternoon: City Tour / Transfer to AYLLU Handcraft shop, Mall, etc.
You'll really enjoy this day! After breakfast we will take you to the Uco Valley , a spectacular place at the foot of the Andean mountain range.
The first stop will be Salentein , a modern winery located at the foothills of the Tupungato Mountain . They are producing one of the best Pinot Noir Reserves. We will also visit The "Killka" Convention Center, their cinema and Art Gallery .
After a full morning of wine appreciation, you´ll have a gourmet lunch in a beautiful rural house at Bodega Altus , famous for a different concept of wines in the area. They will serve us a typical Argentine cuisine with a touch of Mendoza 's regional recipes.
After lunch, you will visit Andeluna Cellars , a new winery owned by the well-known international businessman H. Ward Lay, located in one of the most imposing sceneries in the world. Premium quality wine starts with premium quality grapes, and this is the essence of Andeluna. This beautiful place is the inspiration for the name Andeluna, which was chosen to symbolize the romance and heritage of the Argentine moon illuminating the magnificent Andes Mountains that frame the Uco Valley near the town of Tupungato .
After the tour and tasting we return to Mendoza around 6pm .
Breakfast. Check-out and departure from the hotel at 9:30am.
Today you´ll visit three of Maipú´s top wineries gaining a more thorough appreciation of the different wines made in the region and the distinctive elaboration techniques of each winery.
The first winery we visit is Carinae , a small French winery run by their owners Brigitte and Philippe. Their business, from the management of the vineyards to bottling, is supervised by Michel Rolland's team in Mendoza . There you will taste the best wines, enjoying the brilliant combination of wine and astrology .
The next winery will be Tempus Alba. As part of the tour, the oenologist will explain every detail of the technology and human effort that go into their uniquely Argentine winemaking process. Our special point of interest to the amateur winemaker is the intense focus on cloning the perfect Malbec grape at Tempus Alba. We move on with a twenty-minute drive to Familia Zuccardi for lunch, where we will enjoy a selection of delicious Argentinean meat (goat, veal, pork and lamb). After lunch, we´ll take a fantastic tour around the winery, learning about the wine innovations with different processes and grape varieties.
Return to Mendoza around 5.30pm .
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Our tour includes:
Early reservations for this tour are recommended, since our group sizes are limited, tours do sell out quickly and airlines/hotel blocks are limited.
Visits to different wineries or restaurants may vary at times according to season but we guarantee the highest standards to ensure that our customers find the best wines and enjoy a fantastic visit to the Mendoza Wine Country. Ask us for other hotel options.