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Bike ride & wine tasting in the vineyards of Mendoza

 

A visit to Maipú,one of Mendoza’s most renowned wine regions. The proposal is to ride a bicycle through the vineyards and facilities of Familia Zuccardi, one of the main wineries in the province.

The itinerary includes three stops to taste the local varieties of Chardonnay, Syrah and Malbec, with an expert’s explanation of the characteristics, irrigation systems and vineyard management.

The visit ends with a regional/gourmet lunch, paired with outstanding wines.

Contact us for more information and rates.


GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Departure time: 09:30hs.
  • Estimated arrival time: 16:00hs.
  • Includes: private transfer service, bilingual guide, wine tasting, insurance, technical equipment, snack, regional lunch/gourmet tasting lunch, snack, mineral water.
  • Does not include: tips, extras.
  • Please wear cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, comfortable clothes and suitable shoes, coat. Also please bring additional mineral water.
  • Safety tips: Report to the guide/driver about any special illness, allergy or Physical Restriction.

TASTING NORTHERN WINE IN SALTA

A special location and terroir makes of this winery the first to harvest in the Calchaquí Valleys.


The winery Estancia Los Cardones is located in Tolombón, province of Salta. This is the northernmost wine-growing area in Argentina, located south of the city of Cafayate at 1,700 masl, located at the top of the eastern slope of the Calchaquí Valleys.

The facility, inaugurated in early 2017, was built entirely of stone extracted from the quarries of the same estate. In fact, if you look at the drawing of the walls in the cellar you can easily have a notion of the soil that makes up the vineyard.

We propose you to visit this particular winery taking a guided tour following the path that makes the grape until it becomes a wine that reflects the unique characteristics of this terroir of Tolombón.

Starting with the vineyards, we will learn everything about this peculiar soil. The terroir of Estancia Los Cardones is unique in the valleys as it is rocky, very shallow, with abundant chipped slate stone on the surface and full of disintegrated mica.

The mostly planted strain is the Malbec, however you can also find lots with Petit Verdot, Grenache, Cabernet and Marsanne.

Another curious fact that makes this winery special is that the orientation of the vineyards, the intense sun and the stony soil favour the earliest maturity of the grape, being the first farm to harvest in all the Calchaquí Valleys.

We will continue into the winery to learn about the production process and end up in the cellar, where we will take in how the wine is aged to become the exquisite final product.

To finish the visit, we will go to the tasting room to taste three wines from the winery and check on our own the characteristic flavor of this special terroir from the north.

The golden clasp, it is possible to enjoy a lunch with empanadas, barbecue and a regional dessert!


GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Duration: 2-2.30 hours
  • Operates: Wednesday to Saturday from 10 to 18 hs (last tour at 17 hs). Sunday from 9 to 13 hs (last tour at 12 hs). Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
  • Includes: guided tour of the vineyard and winery facilities, wine tasting and lunch as described.
  • Not included: transfers.

 

REFINEMENT, NATURE & WINE IN MENDOZA

Live and breath wine culture in an unbeatable setting at the foothills of the Andes Mountains.


South of the capital of Mendoza, in the town of Tunuyán and located in a farm of 320 hectares at the foot of the Andes Mountain Range, Casa de Uco Vineyards & Wine Resort offers a high-end service with the warmth of the countryside and where wine and the vineyards are the protagonist.

The establishment stands out for a sleek minimalistic style with a modern edge that still pays the utmost respect to the land, in a valley that has the Andes as an imposing backdrop. Stones from San Rafael, hardwoods, custom furniture and lots of natural light characterize the construction, which houses seven rooms and nine suites, in addition to three recently opened private villas, all very spacious and fully equipped.

In this spectacular Andean resort, gastronomy plays a central role. The menu of its restaurant is a faithful reflection of local haute cuisine, incorporating organic vegetables, local seasonal products and the best wines of the Uco Valley.

Casa de Uco offers the perfect balance between adventure and relaxation, with activities tailored to each guest, all centered around the incredible landscape, vineyards and mountains. 

Depending on the season and climate, you can take advantage of all the services and facilities on the farm. Nature reigns throughout its length and can be enjoyed trekking or horseback riding at the foot of the mountain range, or cycling through the vineyards. It is also possible to play tennis, take a horse-drawn carriage ride, or explore the ecological reserve and mountains.

You can’t miss a relaxing visit to the spa to enjoy a massage session, special treatments based on vines and hydrotherapy, saunas, dry and steam baths. Outside, an infinity pool with jacuzzi and solarium, spread over the lagoons, invites you to pleasant baths with endless landscape postcards.

Indoors, you can complement your experience with cooking lessons and wine tastings held by the expert staff. The estate is outfitted with an exclusive boutique winery, to which guests are invited to live authentic wine experiences. With a keen eye for vanguard design and crafted with the latest in modern technology, the winery includes state of the art equipment for wine production, harvesting, and creating fine wines. 

At the foundational soul of the resort, the underground wine cava, which stores an impressive selection of some of the best wines in the region, you can ́t miss a special wine tasting led by an expert sommelier. Learn about the entire winemaking process, from planting to final product, knowing the vineyards and winery facilities. The “backstage” of wine.

Casa de Uco Vineyards & Wine Resort offers a relaxing ambiance radiating sophistication and comfort, created to relish the unbeatable panoramic views.


GENERAL INFORMATION

Rates include: 

  • Breakfast À la carte in the restaurant.
  • Wi-Fi.
  • Mini-bar with 2 non-alcoholic drinks per room per day.
  • Nespresso coffee and 2 capsules per room per day and a selection of snacks from Mendoza. 
  • Biking and horseback riding in the property. 
  • Use of tennis court, bows and arrows.
  • Use of Uco Spa, outdoor pool and heated external jacuzzi, exercise room. 

Optionals: Guided tour and wine tasting at Casa de Uco Winery, trekking, Cooking lessons among other activities

It is possible to add half or full board supplement for an additional cost.

 

COOKING CLASS AT A RESTAURANT IN MENDOZA

While visiting the land of vineyards, you can’t miss the chance to take a cooking lesson in the hands of a professional at a local restaurant.

Learn how to prepare traditional dishes while tasting some wine, enjoy a nice talk and have a delicious three course dinner made by yourself.

Contact us for rates and more information.


GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Three course meal and wine included.
  • Available every day of the week.
  • Duration: 3 hs (from 7 to 9 pm).
  • From 2 to 6 guests.
  • Restaurant and menu may vary.