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Mendoza Wine Experience

4 Days FROM USD 1,299

Overview

When it comes to Argentinian wine most people are familiar with Malbec, which the country has adopted as its national grape. There’s a whole lot more to Argentina than Malbec though, starting with Bonarda, a grape that is often used for blending, but is starting to show up on American shelves as a varietal wine. if you are a wine lover and want to learn more about Argentinean wines we invite you to enjoy this 4 day journey into Mendoza wine valleys.

Trip Code: ARTSMWE

Location: Argentina

ITINERARY INSPIRATION

On arrival into Mendoza, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Chacras de Coria.

Mendoza, in a region of foothills and high plains, is the heart of Argentina's wine country, famed for Malbecs and other red wines. The city has wide, leafy avenues, atmospheric plazas and cosmopolitan cafes. The city has five central plazas, the four smaller plazas surrounding the main Plaza Independencia.

Mendoza

Mendoza, in a region of foothills and high plains, is the heart of Argentina's wine country, famed for Malbecs and other red wines. The city has wide, leafy avenues, atmospheric plazas and cosmopolitan cafes.

This morning we will collect you from your hotel to head to Mendoza for a City Tour to show you the most important and interesting places of the city.We will start the tour by visiting the Foundational Area, the oldest side of the city. We will then go to Independencia Square, situated in the centre of the city and surrounded by four smaller plazas.

We will continue the trip by visiting the General San Martín Park, which is one of the most important artificial parks in Argentina, not only for its vast size but also for its proximity to the city. The park was originally named Parque del Oeste, but later renamed in honour of General José de San Martín, who led the Argentine War of Independence. The gates at the main entrance were installed in 1909, and are decorated with a condor and the coat of arms of the city. The park covers an area of 393 hectares (971 acres) and houses a lake, botanical gardens, a zoological park, amphitheatre and museum.

We will finish the tour by visiting the Cerro de la Gloria Monument, which offers an amazing panoramic view of the city and surrounding area. Cerro de la Gloria (Hill of Glory) is within General San Martín Park, and is the site of a huge bronze monument of the Army of the Andes for their liberation of Argentina, Chile and Peru from the Spanish.

City Tour Chacras de Coria

This high-end tour is designed for you to enjoy an excellent day of winery visits and wine tasting with a select group of up to 8 people. The mountains and the beautiful scenery of the Valle de Uco prepare our senses for the distinctive flavours and aromas of these high altitude wines.

Domaine Bousquet: The Bousquet family, who hail from the southern French city of Carcassonne, have a long history of winemaking. In the constant struggle to produce wines of a superior quality, Jean Bousquet was determined to find the best place to continue the family’s decades-long tradition. In 1990 he first arrived in Mendoza to investigate the vineyards and wineries. On discovering the unique characteristics of the region from the soil to the high altitude and the terroir, he was convinced he had found the ideal location for his winery. The main objective of Domaine Bousquet is to combine the European elegance in winemaking style with the perfect cool climate and terroir of the Uco Valley in Argentina.

Andeluna began in 2003 with the aim of making some of the best quality wine in Argentina. Andeluna symbolizes the romanticism and inheritance of the Valley of Tupungato where the moon illuminates the magnificent Andes Mountains. On this visit, you will get to know the vines and the methods of winemaking that make their wines so special. Andeluna is the ideal place to learn about this region. Surrounded by an impressive landscape at the foot of the Tupungato Volcano you will enjoy these prestigious wines and an exquisite gourmet lunch.

Salentein: The land that now belongs to Salentein is proof of the innumerable feats that had to be overcome here; a place where will and the determination were transmitted from generation to generation, from the indigenous peoples to the Jesuit missionaries and even important characters such as General San Martin. San Pablo Finca, one of the properties of the winery, has a rich history dating back to the 17th century. Back then, it formed a part of a farm called “De Arriba” which belonged to the Jesuit missionaries. At more than 1500 metres above sea level, in the heart of the vineyard, lie the ruins of the “Casa Grande.” During the visit to Salentein, you will taste 3 of Salentein’s great wines, and end the tour in their art gallery, which is one of its kind in Mendoza.

Notes: Includes visit and wine tasting in Salentein, Domaine Bousquet and a visit and gourmet lunch in Andeluna: 6 courses, paired with excellent wines. Includes lunch.

Full Day Valle de Uco Wineries with lunch

You will be collected from your hotel at the appropriate time and transferred to the airport for your outward flight from Mendoza.

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Accommodation

We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.

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Talk to one of our Destination Specialists to plan your South American adventure and turn your dream into a reality. With exceptional knowledge and first hand experience, our consultants will assist in every way possible to make your journey the most memorable it can be, matching not only the itinerary, but the accommodation and activities to suit your style of travel and budget.

Sustainability

Chimu Adventures undertakes a number of sustainability measures within its operations including:
1) Only using local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprints. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting.
2) Where possible, using locally owned and operated boutique hotels to maximise the return to the local community.
3) Chimu’s “Pass it on” programme has provided funding to hundreds of local community projects in Latin America. Our aim is to empower local communities, helping them to develop their own infrastructure for the future. Since 2006, we have been working with Kiva (a well-known Non-Governmental Organisation), providing hundreds of loans to local businesses all over South America.
4) In our pre tour information we provide a range of tips and advice on how to minimise your impact on both local environments and communities.
5) Chimu Adventures’ offices also take a number of sustainability measures including carbon offsets for company vehicles and most staff travel. Chimu Adventure’s internal processes are also structures to create a paperless office and to reduce waste. There are also internal programmes to help staff minimise their carbon footprint such as our staff bike purchase assistance plan which encourages office staff to commute to work via bicycle. Currently almost half of our office based staff commute.
 

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