An impressive view of the Cordon del Plata and the top quality wineries of this region make the experience unforgettable. Situated towards the South West of Mendoza and only 30 minutes away from the Cityt, Vistalba offers the combination of excellent wines and gourmet food.
Todays itinerary starts in the cozy village of Chacras de Coria, a quaint town located about 20 minutes from downtown Mendoza. A traditional weekend and vacation escape for Mendozans, Chacras de Coria is a beautiful area surrounded by vineyards and orchards. At the plaza your guide will help you to get settle into your bikes and we will hot to the first winery.
Clos de Chacras is an antique winery built in 1921 and founded by Don Bautista Gargantini with his father Bautista Jerónimo. Even though Clos de Chacras runs a very small operation they have already won two very important prices: two golden medals in the contest “Malbec al Mundo” in October 2006 and a Gold Medal at the Hyatt Wine awards for Gran Estirpe, their icon wine. Come discover this widely unknown, beautiful boutique winery.
Today you will learn the differences between the 3 components (Merlot, Malbec & Cabernet) and what they actually give the final blend. The winemaker will guide you and choose the best blend among the participants.
Surrounded by 53 hectares of 40-year-old vineyards, Carlos Pulenta Winery is the perfect result of modern technology and years of experimentation in high altitude vineyards. The winery has already gained two important Awards given by Great Wine Capitals of the World: Best of Architecture and Best Restaurant in Winery for La Bourogne. Head Chef Federico Ziegler combines fresh local produce with the French training in Cordon Bleu to achieve a very original modern Novel Cuisine.
This winery, equally managed by Argentine and French directors, wanted to fuse the best of Argentine terroir and French tradition. Highly awarded by the international press, Alta Vista produces outstanding wines such as Alta Vista Alizarine Malbec (93 pts Wine Spectator), Alta Vista Alto (94 pts Wine Spectator), and Los Escasos, an experimented line of only 200 cases. Located in Chacras de Coria and surrounded by vineyards, this winery delights visitors with its warm atmosphere and secret tales.