We will start our day at Bodegas Tapiz, a beautiful property located in Agrelo. The winemaker will lead us through a tasting of component samples from tank and then finish with the final blended wine which has been aged in oak and bottle. After the tasting, we will have time to relax and admire the beautiful setting, take pictures of the lamas that wonder around the property or take a ride through the vineyards in the antique carriage still used at the winery. The Tapiz Malbec has been recognized as the "Best Overall Malbec" by Wine & Spirits in its annual buying guide and listed as a Best Value by Wine Spectator.
This new winery released its first vintage in 2004. A family owned and managed winery, Bodega Sottano focuses on small production of high quality wines. Their entire production is only 15,000 cases. Head wine maker Adrian Toledo and the owners welcome visitors with warm, family hospitality. Pay special attention to the Malbec Reserva, which won a Gold Medal at the “ Malbec al Mundo” contest.
Five Course Tasting Menu Ruca Malén was born in 1998, when Jean Pierre Thibaud left the chairmanship of Bodegas Chandon Argentina after 10 years in office to partner with long time friend Jacques Louis Montalembert in their own winery in Mendoza. Ruca Malén is devoted to producing premium wines, based on expert knowledge, on the magnificent lands of Mendoza and, above all, on a lifelong passion for quality. The winery offers an excellent five course tasting menu, with each small dish expertly designed to match one of the wineries outstanding wines.
This winery, equally managed by Argentine and French directors, fuses the best of the Argentine and French tradition, creating superb wines of extremely high quality. Highly awarded by the international press, Alta Vista produces outstanding wines such as Alta Vista Alto & Alta Vista Grand Reserve Terroir Selection (rated 94 & 91 in The Wine Spectator) and Los Escasos, an experimental line of only 200 cases. Located in Chacras de Coria and surrounded by beautiful estate vineyards, this winery delights visitors with its warm atmosphere and secret tales.
Long recognized as a premiere grape growing region, the high altitude Valle de Uco, located between 3,700’ and 5,000’ above sea level, is now literally exploding with new high end wineries. Enjoy some of the most spectacular views of the majestic Andes as you visit this new dynamic wine region.
Nominated by Wine & Spirit magazine as Winery of the Year in 2003, Bodegas Salentein offers visitors a unique combination of top quality wines and a breath taking view of the Andes. Located at 4,000’ above sea level and literally at the foot of the Andes, this winery has received several international awards in recognition for its performance, architecture, location and excellent wines. Visit the amazing Art Gallery where you will be able to find the true exponent of the local art.
Exclusive visit and tasting. Lunch at Kilka Restaurant with Salentein Wines, finishing up with their new sparkling.
Located on 200 acres of the Reina Rutini family’s best vineyards lies the state-of-the-art winery of Andeluna Cellars. Set among the foothills of the Andes, Andeluna Cellars is a remarkably beautiful place to behold. Visitors enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding areas, There are four separate tasting areas to enjoy, and a walk on the grounds is the perfect way to experience the rich history and tradition of the winery while enjoying Argentina’s finest wines. Andeluna varietals Tasting.
The origins of the Lurton family in the wine business date from XIX Century, when Léonce Récapet replanted in France a Vineyard almost destroyed by philoxera.. Owners of prestigious Chateaus in the Bordeaux area , such as Châteaux La Louvière, Bonnet, Cruzeau , Rochemorin, Coucheroy, Couhins, in France, the family landed in Argentina to work as consultants. Realizing the potential of the area, Jacques y François Lurton decided to build a winery and buy numerous vineyards in Uco Valley.