Mendoza Holidays
Mendoza Holidays

Culinary Experience


Taste your way through a destination during our Mendoza Culinary Tour.  Each day offers plenty of opportunities to experiment with local dishes and wines. Salud !


Trip Highlights


· Dine on superb TripAdvisor-starred creations


· Visit domains of world famous vintners


· Taste world-class wines


· Soak up the Mendocinean way of life


Mendoza Culinary Experience 


A gourmand’s dream awaits you. Mendoza wine country has it all…fresh regional cuisine, renowned chefs, award-winning malbecs and people that are glad you are here...


Day 1: Welcome to Mendoza

Arrival to Mendoza and airport meet and greet and transfer to your hotel/lodge. Day at leisure to explore the city.

At night, enjoy a special dinner at one of Mendoza´s top restaurants 1884. Run by the well known chef Francis Mallmann, the restaurant is located in the historic Escorihuela winery, in the heart of the country's thrilling wine region. Last year, 1884 rated seventh among the world's most desirable restaurants in a London Times list.


Day 2: Cooking class in the Andes  

We deeply believe that food is a very good way to learn about the culture, traditions and customs of the locals and what can be better than a cooking class. Today get the story behind the food while exploring Luján de Cuyo wine region, the cradle of Argentina's wine renascence, and discover the joys of cooking, using the finest ingredients and learning the secrets of local dishes in a unique cooking experience at  Bodega NORTON

Founded in 1895 by Edmund James Palmer Norton, an English engineering who first set eyes on Mendoza countryside during the construction of the train line that joined Mendoza and Chile, the winery experienced across the years strong international growth and positioned itself as one of the leading wine exporters in the country, at present reaching more than 60 countries.

Greeted by one of Norton's specialized guide, you'll visit the winery facilities and taste some Malbecs from the tanks and oak barrels till the final product. Then, roll up your sleeves and set your hands to cook conducted by the team of culinary professionals from La Vid, Norton's restaurant. Relax and make yourself at home. Sip some of our favorite wines and nosh on appetizers while preparing some exquisite dishes, which are inspired from authentic recipes, regional cooking techniques, and the fantastic ingredients. Feel like you are in the company of a friend sharing the insider foodie experience in Mendoza-you are. Salud!

Late in the evening, dinner is included at El Ceibo Restaurant. This nice restaurant is located right in the center of town and is well-known among travelers because of their international inspired cuisine but with fresh local ingredients. Dig into creamy goat cheese, juicy vine-ripened tomato pebre, and bread baked in a mud oven, as you wait for the simple and fresh full course meal. Absolutely delicious!  


Day 3: Uco Valley Wine Tasting

Spend the day visiting some of the Uco Valley's finest wineries. Located an hour south of the action in Luján, the high-altitude Uco Valley has extended beyond Malbec. Well inside the first mountainsides of the Andes foothills, the Uco Valley presents the highest altitudes at which wines are produced in the province of Mendoza: up to 1,400 meters above sea level. A lush agricultural valley amid a parched desert, the valley floor is dotted by almond trees and orchards. The Andes feel like they are at arm's length.

Our first visit will be to  Bodega PULENTA ESTATE. The Pulenta family has been involved in the Argentine viticulture for three generations. Sons of the well known vinegrower Antonio Pulenta and descendants from Italian immigrants, Eduardo & Hugo Pulenta, gave birth to this winery in 2002, providing experience and the most qualified labour. 

Next, we continue west along the rolling countryside to get to Bodega ATAMISQUE. It is owned by John Du Monceau, a Frenchman who fell in love with the place and decided to settle here. As his wife, Chantal's grandfather, had been a winemaker in Burgundy, she was keen to build a winery on the land, and so Bodega Atamisque was born, christened in honor of the original name of the area.

Journey a little farther south to the village of San José and drop in on Bodega ANDELUNA, a winery and vineyard rich with history and romance - just like the country it calls home. 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. Their cuisine represents a style of cooking mainly based on products and frequent variations. Concept that is taken with the aim of using fresh products that would create a six course tasting menu with subtle constant changes and through this they will be able to offer a one-of-a-kind experience every time you visit their restaurant.

Return to Mendoza. Late afternoon and dinner free in Mendoza.


Day 4To Home

Check OUT from the hotel and transfer to Mendoza airport. Ask about optional add-on trips to the cosmopolitan glamour of Buenos Aires, wine tasting in the foothills of the Andes in Salta & Chile. Extra days must be arranged in advance. End of our services.


Mendoza Culinary


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.


- Transfer IN/OUT

- Three night´s accommodation in double base with breakfast

- Two full day wine tours: cooking class and Uco valley  (Include: private transportation from and to your hotel, bilingual tour guide, visit and Premium tastings, gourmet lunches with fine wines, bottled mineral water throughout)

- Gourmet dinner at 1884 restaurant (Include: private transportation from and to your hotel, gourmet dining experience. Beverages are not included)

- Travel Insurance during the activities

- All taxes



- Flight tickets. Airport taxes.

- Tips and gratuities for guide, driver, restaurant.

- Personal expenses.

- Meals and drinks not specified.


The price will depend on the number of people travelling in your party, wineries visited and activities included within the tour or arranged on a custom basis. Special discounts for groups of 4 or more. Private Tour

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
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Mendoza, 5500 ARGENTINA                       @MendozaHolidays



*This exciting package 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 Culinary Experience 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.

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

 1917 267 8781 email us or use our convenient reservation form.




Payment: USD