Mendoza Holidays
Mendoza Holidays
ONE DAY TOURS

Malbec Expedition

Impressive vistas and inspiring landscapes are around every corner...

 

 

Visit great top wineries in Mendoza and embrace the true spirit of a destination, and it will reveal its secrets to you. 

Mendoza Malbec Expedition !

 

The best big Mendoza Wineries for first time visitors. Our passionate and informative tour guides will ensure you experience the best private Mendoza wine tour the region has to offer. You deserve a day of luxury...

 

Today explore the different microclimates in the region of Luján de Cuyo. 

Your first visit will be to Bodega Achaval Ferrer, a boutique winery which produces only limited quantities of high quality red wines. A strong passion and shared love for Mendoza´s terrain brought the perfect union of Argentinean and Italian friends to launch their esteemed winery in 1998. Achaval Ferrer is one of Argentina's most impressive producer.

Then we will leave for Nicolás Catena's winery, Catena Zapata. You’ll be surprised to discover a pristine Mayan temple tucked away in the vineyards of Mendoza. The impressive, cream-stoned pyramid is the showcase winery for Catena Zapata, one of Argentina’s most prestigious winemakers. They were the first to bring these high quality wines into the international market, and it is Catena Zapata that deserves the credit for alerting the world to the potential of Argentina. The winery is now top of Argentine wine pyramid. The label demands high prices and has attracted gushing reviews. In fact it’s hard to get your hands on a bottle here as most is exported. What remains is for a privileged few. Now does that sound aristocratic?...

We continue to Susana Balbo Winery (Dominio del Plata) where we´ll enjoy a one-of-a-kind dining experience. After twenty years of working as a consultant winemaker both in Argentina and around the world, Susana Balbo decided to open her own winery. In 1999, Susana rented a small winery and began her first batches of wine. Initially the production was quite small. After working in Salta, Susana returned to Mendoza to work in wineries including Bodega Martins and Catena Zapata Winery. She founded Dominio del Plata in 1999 in Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza.

The menu is amazing and the courses are universally excellent, with clever taste combinations, great presentation and appropriate wine matching.

Return to the hotel.

 

Have a look at the video to get a taste of Catena Zapata

 

Mendoza Holidays Wine Tours has once again received an International ¨Best of Wine Tourism Award¨ (2009/2010/2011/2012) thanks to the exceptional and memorable wine tourism experience offered to clients. Great Wine Capitals Global Network. www.greatwinecapitals.com

 

→ Our Mendoza premium tour includes:

- Private ground transportation from and to your hotel

- The service of a professional, bilingual wine host throughout

- All wine estate tours and Premium tastings

- All admission fees and guided tours

- Gourmet lunch with top wines

- Bottled mineral water during the trip

- All taxes

- A terrific day in the mendocinian countryside

 

→ Price: $ 235 US per person 

- Based on a minimum of 2 travelers. Special rates for group bookings.

 

New 2016/2017 - Discover our favorite hiking trails for Andes Mountain Views !

Aconcagua Trekk  (Aconcagua Park)

Trans-Andean Hike  (Mendoza River)

Uco Valley Trekking  (Cajon de Arenales Mountains - Uco Valley)

Snowshoeing  (Aconcagua Park, from July to Novembery)

 
 

NoteMendoza Airport is one of major international airports in Argentina. Flights to Mendoza include a number of domestic airlines as well as international flights. Aerolineas Argentinas and Latam connects Mendoza to Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Salta and Bariloche.

The airport is also well connected with most cities in South America. Sky Airlines, GOL and Latam connect Mendoza with Santiago de Chile (4 daily flights), Sao Paulo (2 flights a week ), Lima (4 flights a week) and  Rio de Janeiro (once a week).

 

 

If you have any questions or would like to make a reservation please call in US to 1917 267 8781  Email: [email protected] Skype: mendozaholidays
Mendoza Holidays - Address                       Connect - Office Hours         
811 San Martin St, 1st Floor                      Mon-Fri 8.30 am - 7:00 pm
Mendoza, 5500 ARGENTINA                       @MendozaHolidays
 
 

→ Notes:      

*This exciting program is a totally PRIVATE experience and is NOT a group tour. Available all year round. Prior to confirmation, all rates are subject to change without notice and based upon limited availability.

**Early reservations for this tour are recommended.  

***The wineries you will visit on your luxury wine tasting tour may vary slightly according to the day and number of people. Depending on the day, the wineries visited will be different.This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. Payment of the deposit or full payment indicates you have read and accepted our Terms and Conditions.

****If you are interested in this package, contact us today for more information. If you would like us to customize a luxury gourmet tour for you, contact us with your requirements, and we can send you a free itinerary and quote with no obligations.

                                                                                                                         

Mendoza Holidays Wine Tours has once again received an International ¨Best of Wine Tourism Award¨ (2009/2010/2011/2012) thanks to the exceptional and memorable wine tourism experience offered to clients. Great Wine Capitals Global Network. www.greatwinecapitals.com

 

Catena Zapata and the Temple of Wine

 

The Mayan Empire never quite reached Argentina. It got no further than Mexico. Yet you’ll be surprised to discover a pristine Mayan temple tucked away in the vineyards of Mendoza. The impressive, cream-stoned pyramid is the showcase winery for Catena Zapata, one of Argentina’s most prestigious wine makers. When a distinctive American Architectural design. Fortunately it manages to avoid any impression of Disney kitsch. This isn’t constructed from Hollywood Styrofoam but from native wood and stone from the surrounding area. It’s not small either with storage space for 3 million liters and an open plan construction that contains tasting rooms and conference salons. On top and reached by a center piece staircase is an observation terrace that provides magnificent views of the vineyards and the Andes. Tucked behind this cathedral to vino and hidden by Mendoza’s ubiquitous poplar trees is the actual production unit. This winery was clearly designed to instill a sense of awe.

Mayan with tells the story of a group of intelligent wizards who were forever contemplating the sky and the earth. They mastered their surroundings and became high priests and nobility. Is there an analogy with Catena Zapata? Have they become the wine wizards of Argentina?

The family is of Italian descent but has been in Mendoza since the 19th century, making wine in some from or other. At one point they were producing huge quantities solely for the home market. A change in direction occurred after an inspiring trip to Napa Valley, California by Nicolas Catena Zapata. He returned to Mendoza determined to apply what he had learned, the new techniques and the importance of research. Concepts such as “less is more” (where grape quantity is sacrificed for grape quality) and strict irrigation control were revolutionary for Argentina. Zapata was also one of the first pioneers of high altitude production, recognizing such conditions infused wine with sweeter tannins, more floral aromas and a more violet color. The time and effort and some savvy marketing paid off... 

 

 
Mendoza Holidays offers day tours in and around Mendoza where you get the personalised service you deserve. If you have any questions or would like to make a reservation please do not hesitate to call our reservations team on  19172678781 , email us at [email protected] or use our convenient booking form. 
 
 

If you have any questions or would like to make a reservation please call in US to

 1917 267 8781 email us or use the form below. 







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