9:30 Bodega Catena Zapata
Dr. Nicolas Catena, a pioneer of quality viniculture, was the first wine-maker to experiment with planting his vines in high altitude. As a result of the high altitude, which features hostile conditions, he found that the skins of the grapes were thicker thus making the wines more intense. In these high altitudes, Catena found more acidity and freshness, thus creating delicate aromas. This beautiful bodega is in the form of a Mayan Pyramid, and boasts a breath-taking view of the Andes mountain-range.
Wines to taste: Catena Alta Chardonnay, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon.
11:00 Bodega Mendel
Bodega Mendel is an antique winery restored with some of the best technology. This winery features one of Argentina┤s most experienced and respected wine-makers, Roberto de la Mota. On this tour we will learn about the process of wine-making, the techniques this winery uses to produce its top quality wines, and to conclude our time at Bodega Mendel we will have the opportunity to taste some of their wines.
Wines to taste: Malbec, Mendel Semillon, and Mendel Unus (a mouth-watering combination of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec).
12:00 Lunch at Bodega Ruca Malen
Bodega Ruca Malen specializes in wines of elegance, style and distinction. At this winery you will be able to taste a variety of world class wines accompanied by exquisite food. Our lunch at Ruca Malen features 5 courses each course accompanied by a different wine. It is truly an amazing lunch!
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