Mendoza, the place where the magic begins, a combination of winery’s, one of the best wines in the world come from this region, combined with exquisite food.
This amazing place has it all, hiking the Aconcagua, 6800 meters above sea level which makes it the highest peak in all America, rafting, horseback riding, trekking….
Your imagination will have no limits here, you can taste the best Malbec of the world having as stage the Andes mountains in the middle of nowhere……
These 4 days are designed to enjoy every moment of the day having in consideration the flight coming from Brasil.
MENDOZA – 2017
AS soon as you land in Mendoza Airport a private transfer will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel outside the city in the middle of a vineyard – 40 minutes to Lujan de Cuyo – 1:30 to UCO Valley.
1884 Francis Mallman Restaurnt in Escorihuela Gascon Winey (20 minutes from the hotel)
The peripatetic chef’s signature establishment is still the eponymous Francis Mallmann 1884. A destination diner´s dream-come-true, it´s located in the historic Bodega Escorihuela winery in Mendoza, Argentina, 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, and it´s easy to see why. The dining room is a study in restrained elegance, with its spacious ambience, cool marble floors, earth-toned walls, and high-backed chairs. The place attracts the local gourmets, but frequently plays host to an international crowd of wine glitterati
OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
LUJAN DE CUYO
Luján de Cuyo is located in the west of the Mendoza Province of Argentina, only 20 kilometers from Mendoza city.
You will visit 2 wineries and in the Second one you will enjoy a marinate lunch with 6 steps combined with delicious food, the vegetables are coming from their own place.
AT night dinner at 6 step restaurant in the same area.
CATENA ZAPATA WINERY
Is one of the most emblematic wineries of Argentina, This family dedicated their lifes and inovation to continuous developing the best
Tasting Report: Argentina’s Minerality
Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Malbec 2011 – 95 points
Nicolas Catena Zapata 2011 – 95 points
Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 – 94 points
Catena Alta Malbec 2012 – 94 points
Tasting Report: Argentina’s Exciting Whites
Catena Zapata White Bones Chardonnay – 98 points
Catena Zapata White Stones Chardonnay – 95 points
June 1, 2015
2015 Decanter World Wine Awards
Catena Three Gold Medals
26th ANNUAL RESTAURANT POLL
The restaurant TOP 50 wines from around the world
Visit and wine tasting:
Angelica Chardonay / Malbec / Cabernet Sauvignon y Nicolas Catena Zapata 2009
Added: Crackers . Walnuts, almonds , raisins, bread, cheese and olives.
Laura Catena and /or Alejandro Vigil will be there during the tasting.
LUNCH AT RUCA MALEN WINERY AT LUJAN DE CUYO
Ruca Malén’s dream began in 1998, when Jean Pierre Thibaud left the chairmanship of Bodegas Chandon in Argentina after 10 years of service. He met Jacques Louis de Montalembert who had also forged an outstanding career in the winemaking industry in his hometown, Burgundy and both men soon discovered that they shared the same dream: to start their own winery in Mendoza. Joining forces, they aimed to make wines of excellence, using their extensive, combined knowledge and passion for winemaking. The result was Ruca Malén; a winemaker’s paradise at the foot of the Andes range. Several months later, they produced their first bottling of the 1999 vintage.
Bodega Ruca Malén has been committed to the highest quality of winemaking from the very outset. The proof is in the wines themselves, all of which can be defined by three key words: style, elegance and distinction.
Lunch will marinade with 6 wines.
DINNER AT GOURMET RESTAURANT IN THE AREA.
OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
VISIT UCO VALLEY
Leaving Mendoza city and heading south to Uco Valley, we will reach the premier fine wine producing area of the country, We will walk among the stainless steel tans and oak barrels, learn about the wine making process, and of course- taste the wines, after lunch we will enjoy The Estancia. For Dinner 7 fuegos restaurant by Mallmann is a nice suggestion.
HORSEBACK RIDING AT ESTANCIA in VALLE DE UCO
As part of the traditional Estancia Palma, this estancia offers fascinating landscapes that combine the colors of the potato and grain plantations. Extensive pasture breeding of native horses, and crystalline streams framed by the imposing Cordon del Plata.
Is the work of its people through the plantation labors, the handling of horses, the irrigation from furrow to furrow, and the preparation of the most traditional meals, that invites us to discover this corner of Mendoza.
This Estancia offers a combination of comfort and stunning landscapes, and invites us to get to know the labors of the countryman.
Horseback riding through the the Andes, or the ones who prefer bikes, after a brief safety talk by the guide, we will start the bike tour crossing the cultivated farm up the mountains at the east of the Carrera Valley. Following the trail that leads us up to a viewpoint where we will enjoy spectacular views of the Tupungato Volcano, Uco valley south, and the Andes mountain range or Trekking mountain and Valleys , and other option is enjoy the landscape of this unique place.
PIEDRA INFINITA TOP WINES OF ZUCCARDI WINERIES ( Nominated one of the best wineries in the world 2016) AND LUNCH
Zuccardi wines expresses the essence of the soils and the extreme climate conditions and altitude in wich are planted the vineyards. The growth and development of the Zuccardi range was leaded by Sebastián Zuccardi, who has as a premise to elaborate wines with identity trough the exploration of the terroir in the Uco Valley.
With scores between 97 and 89, and with 15 labels above 90 points, Zuccardi Valle de Uco received important scores in the latest report from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
It should be noted the excellent scores awarded to Zuccardi Serie A, in its two emblematic wines. Both the Torrontés de Salta and the Malbec of Valle de Uco, obtained 91 points, which is a recognition of the excellent quality of the line of entry of the winery.
In his report, Gutiérrez also highlights the new winery Zuccardi Valle de Uco, in Altamira, as “one of the most impressive wineries, not only Mendoza but the world.”
Lunch ate the winery restaurant with 3 wines,
Alma 4 Zuccardi Q / Zuccardi Aluvional / Solería
DINNER AT IN THE WAY TO THE HOTEL
This Cantina restaurant of one of the best restaurants in Mendoza, but décor in a casual way.
OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
LOS TONELES WINERY WITH LUNCH
Crossing the main gate is like entering a different time and ambience. The ancient walls of Toneles winery convey the charm and magic of Argentinian architecture´s golden age.
Toneles was founded in 1922 by the Armando family, who built their immigrant dream in the classical, elegant and charming style of the belle époque, using art nouveau details and ornaments to imprint the building with beauty and a unique personality.
The majestic building -declared Cultural Heritage of Mendoza in 2008- accommodates historic pools as well as modern tanks and hundreds of barrels where the winery´s great wines are aged.
Within its warm walls and under its tall ceilings, the heartbeat of passing time can be heard, telling stories of the work, dedication and passion of those who celebrate life through winemaking.
Gold Award Excellence in Architecture & Landscape 2014
Abrasado. A charming architecture and beautiful surroundings make it the perfect site for appreciating carefully designed dishes reflecting a traditional Argentinian style.
The winemaker´s art comes together with the gastronomic mastery of Chef Sebastián Weigandt, whose dishes combine a selection of roasted fine meat cuts and splendid locally grown vegetables.
Beef comprises the menu?s soul and spirit. The house specializes in dry aged steaks, i.e. beef that has been aged through a traditional method that exposes it to air so dehydration further concentrates its flavor and improves its texture.
Its location, nearby the downtown area
TRANSFER FROM HOTEL – RESTAURANT – MENDOZA AIRPORT