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Mendoza de luxe Wine & Lodges

By this program, we invite you to dive into the wine world and know more about Mendoza and its culture. There is not another pleasure than have the perfect balance between exquisite gourmet dishes, the best of “los Vinos de los Andes” and their great accommodations! 
 

Day 1 - Mendoza

Your  flight arrives at the Mendoza International Airport and you will be greeted by your host just outside the customs area, then driven by private car to an exclusive hotel  located in the center of Mendoza  or a boutique lodge in a winery. Our tour begins with an afternoon departure from the hotel to see the city of Mendoza . This tour is going to show us the wonderful city of Mendoza, one of the most beautiful of the country. We are going to start by the Foundation area, developed around Pedro del Castillo square, were the first stone of the city was set. Then we are going to visit the Foundation Area Museum. After that we will visit the modern part of the city, the Civic Center. We will take Emilio Civit Avenue, to arrive to the General San Martin Park, and there we will visit the top of the hill Cerro de la Gloria, a natural viewpoint of the area and the city. Finally, we will find the Frank Romero Day Greek Theatre were we celebrate Vintage , our most important wine party. Tonight, we will enjoy dinner at Wine Bar to start the familiarization with the area. 

Day 2 - Mendoza

After a delicious and fresh breakfast departure for the High Land to the American Sentinel tour: A traditional tour that starts in Mendoza city, going along the Mendoza River up to the border with Chile. 100 kilometers from the city you can find the Valle de Uspallata, setting of the native Huarpes, the historical bridge of the Picheuta River, and then Polvaredas, Punta de Vacas and the Ski resort in Mendoza Los Penitentes.  Then, we will be able to admire the Bridge of Inca (2.720 Mts. above sea level), an ochre calcareous structure over Las Cuevas river, with thermal water springs and Mountaineers Cemetery. We will continue to a natural viewpoint that allows you to appreciate the magnificent Aconcagua. Finally, Las Cuevas (3200 Mts.), a small village built following an  European style. After this long but interesting day,  return to the hotel to rest. Dinner tonight is optional.

Day 3 - Mendoza

Breakfast at your hotel or lodge and check out. Early in the morning, we will meet the oenologist who will accompany us throughout the tour. We will depart to Mendoza’s agricultural oasis and visit two prestigious wineries  we will visit its facilities and be able to participate in a guided wine tasting, during which we will begin to familiarize ourselves with the local’s wines, and its elaboration process.
Our guide will explain us the technique of wine tasting, wine production techniques, the importance of the cork in the bottle and the correct way to handle a glass in order to taste wine.
At noon, we will have lunch in a recognized winery, where we will enjoy an unforgettable gastronomic experience. In the afternoon, we will be able to visit other winery and enjoy a wine tasting session.
As the sun sets behind The Andes mountains, we will arrive to the lodge or your hotel and check in to relax and enjoy.

Day 4 - Mendoza

Today, we will depart to Mendoza’s agricultural oasis. Arrival to a selected restaurant  were we will begin with an introductory talk about wine tasting to understand its properties. It will be guided by an expert. Afterwards, we will participate in a cooking class and we will prepare our own dishes guided by a real gourmet.
The chef will teach the participants how to elaborate some regional dishes in a couple of hours. Everyone will have a place and the necessary kitchen utensils to participate if desired . Then we will enjoy the menu, accompanied by house wines. At the end of this experience we have known some of the wine and Argentinean cuisine secrets. Return to the hotel. A farewell dinner will take place at one of Mendoza´s top restaurants  Francis Mallman 1884, which the British newspapers The Times and The Daily Telegraph has rated the seventh-best restaurant in the world.  

Day 5 - Mendoza

After breakfast and as per your convenience, private transfer to the airport to continue to another destination or to return back home.

 

 

 Fine Wine & Gourmetravel offer  personalized travel services and our itineraries are fully customizable to better suit our customers’ needs.  All these tours are available in the finest  hotels  and  accommodations in the area and available to be done guided or driving by yourself. Please check possible extensions to Buenos Aires, Salta, Patagonia or Chile. 

 

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