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.

Magic nights in El Esteco Winery

If you are looking for new experiences, you can discover a prestigious wine cellar in Cafayate from a different perspective… under a different light.


When the lights go out and the sky lights up, El Esteco Winery opens its doors and invites you to a tour under the glow of the stars. Guided  by an expert you will learn about the winemaking process of this distinguished and well established wine brand in Argentina and taste some of the best wines produced in El Esteco Terroir. 

As the magic hour between dusk and twilight approaches you will be invited to walk through the vineyards. As you go along,  enjoy the sweet fragrance of the grapes, feel the gentle breeze on your face, immerse yourself in the silence of the night and connect with the nature that surrounds you.

The great surprise of this experience awaits you as you arrive at a place among the vineyards  where a bonfire has been lit for this special  occasion. Enjoy this magic moment while you taste a selection of local cuisine paired with the best wines that El Esteco Winery has to offer.

A night to remember!

Exclusive activity, available between the months of October and March. Prior reservation is required. 

 

General Information

  • Passengers with compatible symptoms to COVID 19 will not be admitted.
  • Consider choosing regular excursions on a reduced basis (in cases where regular Bus and Van services are offered).
  • Consider booking a larger vehicle in case the transfer is with a guide.
  • Consider not having any snack to minimize the manipulation of elements to reduce the chances of direct transmission.

How to proceed in the event of a suspected or positive case of COVID-19.

In Kallpa, a Crisis Committee will be established with all the parties involved, who will establish and monitor the protocol to be followed, as well as those responsible for ensuring its compliance

  1. If suspected symptoms are shown in a passenger during the journey, the driver of the unit or the coordinator guide must be alerted. The person will be kept isolated from the rest of the group and the local health authorities must be contacted. The tour will be reprogrammed preserving the social distancing to avoid the transmission and spread of the virus.
  2. The travelers country agency must be reported immediately of the situation. 
  3. Until the health authorities intervene, respiratory hygiene measures must be extreme (covering the mouth with the elbow flexed when coughing or sneezing), hand washing and social distancing (avoid contact or closeness to other people).
  4. The passenger and or the companions will be contacted to provide telephone assistance. Then the client will be informed.
  5. If the passenger had services previously, the providers of the services or persons that have been in contact with the traveler must be informed.

Attention to injured persons must be carried out according to the protocol of each activity. When it is not possible to maintain social distancing, respiratory protection, hygiene and disinfection measures must be taken to the extreme.