This is your chance to taste the best wines of each wine region: Maipu & Uco Valley.
Well inside the first mountain sides of the Andes’ foothills, the Uco Valley presents the highest altitudes at which wines are produced in Mendoza: up to 1,400 meters above sea level.
In the case of Maipu, it is situated in the upper Mendoza valley, where the river is half-way through its journey from the Andes Mountains. It has gained popularity for being home of Argentina’s best Malbec wines.
This special tour has been designed to live a great wine experience in just one day, where we combine Mendoza’s primo wine regions: Maipu & Uco Valley.
In the morning, we set forth on a voyage into the diversity and vibrancy of authentic Mendocinean terroir. Our first appointment is at Bodega Domaine St. Diego. Hidden off a country road next to an old ivy-covered church, chime the bell of this tiny garage winery whose owner and winemaker is considered one of the fathers of Mendocino terroir: Ángel Mendoza. Working as the premier winemaker at several wineries in the region, Mendoza is known as the steady hand in expanding Mendoza County's great successes and growth in the industry.After completing his degree in 1971, Mendoza joined the team at Peñaflor and for 25 years acted as the premier winemaker of Peñaflor's Trapiche.In 2001, Ángel Mendoza was awarded ¨Argentina's Winemaker of the Year¨ by his colleagues for dedicating 23 years to ensure Trapiche's success.
We drive southern end Uco Valley to La Consulta, where we´ll visit Bodega O´Fournier. This is one of Argentina´s new wine superstars; the stunning location and quirky, futuristic architecture is the vision of a Spanish entrepreneur whose house specialty is Tempranillo. Get to know this singular bodega and top wines on a fascinating lunch experience. Urban restaurant, offer a well-balanced, delicious and original menu, which combines two cooking trends that show the cultures coexisting in the winery at all times: Argentine and Mediterranean-Spanish cultures, perfectly matching with Urban, Bcrux and Alfa Crux.
Return to Mendoza in the late afternoon.
Gourmet Lunch at O Fournier Winery
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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