Adventure, Wine and Relax in Mendoza

Discover Mendoza and combine in one stay Leisure, Adventure and Wine & Culinary experiences.

Relax while staying in world-class wine lodges, discover amazing awarded wineries to live a gastronomical experience that will wake your senses or immerse in the Andes for a hike adventure in Quebrada del Durazno. 

Either  Enjoy active holidays or slow travel, Mendoza makes it possible!

On a 5 day trip it is possible to combine great culinary experiences, discover Huarpe local communities and visit the main valleys where the best wines are produced.

Startin Mendoza City with a walking tour to discover the green parks and the city’s iconic sites.In the evening immerse in Argentinean gastronomy, taking time to learn, prepare and be delighted by traditional dishes. Enjoy a fantastic experience cooking in a local restaurant, sharing stories and recipes with the local chef who will tell you about his kitchen secrets.

Wine lovers will be challenged with a wide range of wineries to be visited around Mendoza City. Along with specialized guides, you will visit two different  wineries, tour around their facilities and vineyards to understand the process of elaboration from the harvest of the grapes to the bottling of the wine and finally enjoy a wine testing experience.

For the upcoming days in Mendoza you can choose many options to explore the area:

  • High Mountains visit, where you will get majestic views of Cordon del Plata mountain range and Potrerillos Dam. As you continue, visit Uspallata, a pre-Hispanic settlement of aboriginal Huarpes and the southernmost point of the Inca Empire. Later on, arrive at Puente del Inca (Inca Bridge), a natural architectural work with thermal springs. The trip continues till we reach the viewpoint of Mt. Aconcagua, the colossus of America of 6959 meters, from where we access the Horcones Lagoon and the Aconcagua Provincial Park.
  • High Andes + Trekking Quebrada del Durazno:  Along the way we will see the most beautiful mountains of Mendoza and the small villages on the International Route 7: Potrerillos, Uspallata, Puente del Inca, Penitentes Skiing Resort and Horcones Gorge at the foot of Mt. Aconcagua. Once we arrive at Aconcagua Park, we will start a 2.30 hs trekking through the Quebrada del Durazno with stunning scenery of the Horcones Valley, and an imposing view of Mt. Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America. (6962 masl). On our way back to Mendoza, we will stop in Uspallata to enjoy a late lunch and finally return to the city in the evening.
  • Altos Limpios and Huarpe Native Community: We will drive northeast to visit a Huarpe community. The visit starts with the Telteca Natural and Cultural Reserve. In these drylands there are currently eleven Huarpe communities that still maintain and respect their traditions and social structure. This Reserve protects the forests of native carob, flora and fauna such as the crowned eagle. Then, discover the dunes of Altos Limpios, where we will take a short walk to a viewpoint with beautiful panoramic views. We will continue to the historic town of Asunción to visit one of the Huarpes families where you will taste a homemade lunch: empanadas, bread, pot meat and goat baked in a clay oven will be part of the menu and we can learn about the recipes and customs of the family. After lunch, we will take a walk through the community and we can participate in a small loom workshop, learning the different techniques and taking home what we made.

The last 2 days, discover Uco Valley visiting great wineries framed by Cordón del Plata Mountain range. Stay at the selected boutique hotel or wine lodges with amazing views of the surrounding mountains and vineyards. Visit wineries of world-wide recognized wines due to the quality terroir.

A destination not to be missed in your next Argentina trip. A perfect balance between discovery, gastronomy, adventure and leisure

Culture & Taste inmersion at Bodega Colomé

Culture & Taste inmersion at Bodega Colomé.

Enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience in the immensity of the Calchaquí Valleys. Bodega Colomé offers an incredible combination of taste, art, culture and gastronomy in a one day visit: Colomé Experience.

The experience begins with a welcome drink followed by the  James Turrel Museum Visit the Wine Tasting.

Among vineyards, you will find the only museum dedicated exclusively to the work of the prestigious American artist James Turrell. The light experience is enhanced by focusing on the interplay of space, light and time. Placed at 2300 meters above sea level, the museum is a modern oasis, housing nine of Turrell’s most important light works.

 

Immerse in an authentic culinary experience. A 3 course menu that builds on ancient flavors of the land, surrounded by a gentle environment. The restaurant’s farm-to-table menu is sourced from their own organic farm and orchard.

In the afternoon, get ready for the second activity and enjoy a taste of 3 Premium  wines: Colomé Estate Torrontés, Colomé Estate Malbec, Colomé Auténtico Malbec.

A journey through the heights of the Calchaquíes Valleys which has light, space, time and taste as the protagonist.

Colome Experience is a full circuit including Wine tasting, lunch and a visit to the James Turrell Museum. Please note that the Museum tour is only available for children over 12 years old.

  • Experience hours: 11:30 am / 3 pm. Starting with the Museum or the Winery Visit.
  • Lunch: 12 am to 3 pm
  • Open from Wednesday to Sunday (Monday and Tuesday closed)
  • Groups Max capacity 10 pax.

Taste Iconic dishes while walking though singular markets in BA

Enjoy a culinary proposal now included in the Michelin Voyage guide.


Discover the history, beauty and flavors of San Telmo, one of Buenos Aires’s oldest neighborhoods that recently has turned into a foodie-hub.

Have a taste of Buenos Aires in this 4 hours walking tour. Try more than 10 delicious dishes, good  wines,incredible stories and  special quirks!

As you explore San Telmo´s cobblestone streets and century-old marketplaces you will visit one of the oldest houses of the city and have a Vermouth at a colonial courtyard. Discover the San Telmo Church and Plaza Dorrego.  Be delighted by the most iconic market of Argentina: the  ancient San Telmo Market.

Indulge yourself and try:

  • Local drink Mate.
  • Empanadas.
  • Argentine Wine, Craft Beer and Vermouth.
  • A Dulce de Leche (milk caramel) tasting, complete with dulce de leche filled alfajores.
  • Traditional Picada cheese and cured meats tasting.
  • A full asado, with chorizo, morcilla, provoleta,local cuts of meat like bife de chorizo, tira de asado or mollejas at a renowned steak-house.

Dare to try the most iconic dishes of Argentina and learn about the quirks, stories and traditions of the porteños.  It is a great opportunity to meet the locals behind the food stands and learn their stories of food and feelings.


DAYS OFFERED:

Wednesday-Sunday.

 

START TIMES:

11-13 or 17-18

Wine tour with Lunch at Casa Vigil Experience

Enjoy a culinary proposal now included in the Michelin Voyage guide.


Located in Chachingo, Maipú, only half an hour away from the city of Mendoza, Casa Vigil has been rewarded with many different international recognitions, and it was distinguished not only for the great preparations you will find on its menu to pair its wines, but also for its originality and local art exhibit. “An attractive and atypical place”, is one of the reviews of the Michelin Voyage guide.

With so many good reviews, surely you´re curious and eager to see and taste for yourself what all this is about. This is definitely an experience that you can’t miss on your visit to Mendoza.

When in town, you will be picked up from your hotel and visit 2 important wine cellars that we will carefully choose for you, before the end of the experience in Casa Vigil, where you’ll visit the cellar where El Enemigo and El Gran Enemigo are made. Alejandro Vigil and his wife Maria live next door, so it is common that he can step in and say hello to all the people who attend the restaurant.   

Alejandro Vigil is one of the most prestigious winemakers in Argentina. He has been the main enologist and technical director at Catena Zapata Vineyards for a long time. A few years ago, he started working with Laura Catena and created his own brand, called Aleanna Winery, and introduced to the world his own creation: “El Enemigo”. From its very first impression, the name symbolizes the opposite to the other wine producers that want to join the idea of wine and friendship. However, the creative name given to this wine  “The Enemy” has conquered the market, and broke all the records on the most distinguished review magazines. 

He is passionate for the grapevines, the beautifully designed labels, the bottles, all done under his careful supervision. And the same passion is reflected in his own restaurant: Casa Vigil (formerly called El Enemigo), where his guests can savour exquisite local cuisine and its emblem wine.

The visit includes an exquisite gourmet lunch and of course, you won´t leave without tasting some of the house´s internationally prized wines, joined by one of the best wine experts in the world: the staff will guide you through a “Great Enemy” wine tasting experience. 

 


 

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Lunch with “El Enemigo” menu with the seven labels of “El Enemigo”.
  • Min. 2 pax required
  • Tour with a total of 3 wine cellars ending in Casa Vigil.
  • Included: Round-trip transportation to and from the wineries – “Gran Enemigo” wine tasting experience – 4 step lunch with wines included.
  • Not included: Tips – Accommodation – Extra wine tastings – Guide.