The Essence of Argentine Wines
Mendoza - Uco Valley - Central Valleys of Mendoza (4 days / 3 nts)
An escapade to Mendoza, to explore the diverse oasis of winemaking: the Central Valleys and the high terroirs of the Uco Valley. Lodge at exclusive, countryside retreats. Dine at Argentina’s most renowned chefs’ own private venues, and state-of- the- art wineries. Lay back and enjoy the landscape of this marvelous land at the foothill of the Andes.
Day 1: Arrive in Mendoza - Uco Valley
Morning reception at Mendoza, center of Argentina’s wine making. Transfer to Uco Valley and lodge at the exclusive Posada. Lunch at Killka, Salentein Bodega`s Restaurant and Art Space. Afternoon visit to the winery and walk through the vineyards with incredible views to the Andes and the Tupungato Volcano (6800 mts). Dinner.
Day 2: Mendoza - Uco Valley
Morning bike to one of the valley’s finest wineries: Clos de los Siete, a joint wine adventure initiated a few years back by the world famous French winemaker Michel Rolland. We also ride the bodega’s inner roads to Monteviejo Winery, before heading for a traditional Asado at Posada del Jamon, the hidden local gem specialized in pork meats , with more magnificent views of the Andes over lunch. Afternoon bike to La Azul, a small Boutique, producer of outstanding Malbecs. All meals included.
Total Biking distance: 30 Km to 48 km –
Terrain: flat- mostly on paved roads
Day 3: Mendoza - Central Valleys of Mendoza - Biking & Wineries
Morning transfer north, to the province’s central valleys. Bike on secondary roads to Achaval Ferrer Winery. Again on our bikes to Ruca Malen for a 5 courses lunch pairing food and wine at the superb restaurant at the winery. Afternoon check in at the exclusive lodge at the vineyards. Breakfast and lunch.
In case of lodging at Vistalba, lunch will be served ar La Bourgogne Restaurant.
Day 4: Mendoza - Fly out from Buenos Aires
Morning transfer to Mendoza airport to board flights back to Buenos Aires. Transfer from Buenos Aires domestic to international airport to board flight home / choice of transfer to centric hotel. Breakfast.