Work on your perfect blend to impress your friends...
Taste, create, blend, and most of all, enjoy a relaxed time in the Mendoza wine country...
- A guided walk-around barrel tasting
- Instructions on local blending techniques
- A special bottle of your custom blend
- A tasting of Mendoza´s current releases
- Gourmet lunch with premium wines
Blending at Tempus Alba Winery (Mon-Fri)
Tempus Alba´s motto is: ¨We are what we do¨. The Biondolillo family runs this outstanding bodega in the fifth generation and it really is a family affair. The Dad runs the Malbec cloning program, Mariano runs the winery and Leo is responsible for the sales. Lovely people producing lovely wines!
Start off with a guided tour of the winery with one of the members of the Biondolillo family or the winemaker and end up on the outstanding terrace.
We then guide you in the challenge of blending our five red varietals to make your tailor-made blend. Enjoy playing winemaking for a day with the owners of the winery and get to learn about your own palate.
Enjoy a delicious lunch with Tempus Alba´s wine on what is without question the terrace with the best view in all Mendoza !
Return to the hotel by 5.30pm.
→ Price per person, based 2 pax: Usd 250.-
Blending at Susana Balbo Wines (Tue-Sun)
Susana Balbo, Argentina's first female winemaker, owns fabulous Susana Balbo Winery, former Bodega Dominio del Plata. You will be welcomed with a glass of wine. Then, the guided tour starts...
To make the blend, you will be presented with 3 bottles of different varietals, along with a descriptor of its characteristics and what they would add to define a style. Then, you have to name your creation and give it a brand, while you enjoy a glass of Ben Marco Expresivo or Susana Balbo Brioso. You will receive a Blend Art certificate for your achievements.
After this wonderful experience, you will be ready to enjoy a superb 5 steps tasting menu at Osadía restaurant (Balbo’s restaurant).
Return to the hotel by 5.30pm.
→ Price per person, based 2 pax: Usd 265.-
If you are not a winemaker you´ll want to be after our blending experiences !
→ Our Mendoza Blending tour includes:
- Private ground transportation from and to your hotel
- The service of a professional, bilingual wine host throughout
- Wine estate tour and Premium tastings
- All admission fees and guided tours
- Gourmet lunch with top wines
- Blending activity
- Bottled mineral water during the trip
- All taxes
- A terrific day in the mendocinian countryside
→ Price per person:
- Blending at Tempus Alba Winery (Mon-Fri) $ 250 US.-
- Blending at Susana Balbo Winery (Tue-Sun) $ 265 US.-
- Based on a minimum of 2 travelers. Special rates for group bookings.
Getting to Mendoza:
Mendoza 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).
- Mendoza by Bus
Travel by bus is very comfortable in Argentina and Chile. There are sleeper buses with seats that recline 180 degrees with on-board dinner (drinks included). As an excellent alternative means of getting our province, we recommend the luxury buses that travel from Chile or Buenos Aires to Mendoza.
Santiago de Chile (SCL) is a very convenient airport for flying into South America. There are several bus companies which run the route Santiago to Mendoza. It is one of the most popular bus connections and you will not have any problems to get a bus ticket on spot. After doing this journey you will not need to take the famous ¨High Mountain Tour¨ from Mendoza, which drives exactly the same road. We recommend CATA and Andesmar which also book seats online at: www.catainternacional.com & www.andesmar.com
*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
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