Malbec Wine Tour

Top-rated PRIVATE wine tour. The best big Mendoza Wineries for first time visitors. Catena Zapata, Achaval Ferrer and fabulous lunch at Susana Balbo Winery! Advanced online booking is essential...

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 producers.

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 at the top of the 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. 

We will 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, experienced wine matching and overall great presentation. After a day full of experience we will return you to the hotel at 4:30pm.

Please enjoy this short video of our tour at Susana Balbo here...