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Mendoza Wine Tours

Private and small group tours away from the crowds.
Dustin Peterson

3 Day Taste of Argentina

3 Day Wine Tour

A hands-on exploration of the world of wine and Mendoza's three main wine regions.

Our 3 Day Taste of Argentina is just not our three day tours combined!

It is a much more in-depth experience where we take care to include special Deluxe tastings that aren't normally included on our 1 Day tours.

Our 3 Day Taste of Argentina is designed for people that want a crash course on wine tastings, wine making and as much as we can cram into three days! The aim is for you understand the ins and outs of how great wine is made so that you can taste wine confidently when you return home.

It is a relaxed, fun, no-classroom experience where we visit the very best wineries and vineyards in Mendoza's three spectacular wine regions; Lujàn de Cuyo, the Uco Valley and Maipu.

As well as great tastings in beautiful wineries we also take part in different activities that focus on specific aspects of the world of wine.

Activities can include - tasting unfinished wine from the tank and barrel, making your own blend, a sensory tasting,  bottling your own sparkling wine and a special Terroir Malbec tasting of barrel samples.

The main highlight of the 3 Day Taste of Argentina however is the Food and Wine Pairing Class on Day 3. This private  class, led by our Sommelier and takes about 2 - 3 hours and is super informative and fun.  Along with our sommelier we try different wine and food combinations to see how flavors and wine react, discovering the principles of a good pairing and creating some awful wine pairing disasters – so they never happen again!

Coupled with gourmet lunches, exclusive tastings (from the barrel, tank and bottle) and our expert guides this is hands-down the most enjoyable learning experience you will ever have!

No previous knowledge about wine is needed on any of our tours!

Tour Includes:

  • Winery visits to all three major Mendoza wine growing regions, Lujàn de Cuyo, Maipu, Uco Valley.
  • All lunches (winery and private)
  • Top tastings at all winery visits
  • Private sommelier guided tastings exclusive for Mendoza Wine Camp
  • All transport
  • Technical tasting notes on all the wines tasted plus winery information
  • Your own tasting book

Sample 3 Day Wine Tour Itinerary:

Day 1 - Lujàn de Cuyo

Pick up from hotel around 8:45am

Wine making in a nutshell and Tasting Wine:  We will visit a boutique winery and walk through their wine making facilities to see the wine making process from grape to bottle, finishing with a private sit-down tasting of their best wines.

Our sommelier will guide you through the tasting, answering your questions and discussing aromas, the main descriptors in each varietal and the techniques of tasting.

In our second visit the main focus will be to taste and see the evolution of unfinished wines by tasting unfinished wine from the tank and/or barrel as we see the winemaking-facilities.We will finish by tasting the finished products!

Lunch will be in a boutique winery in Agrelo, Mendoza’s premier Malbec growing region where we will savor a relaxed five course gourmet food and wine pairing menu.

After lunch we will go behind the scenes of a high-end vineyard and discover the secrets of managing a top quality vineyard essential to producing a great wine.

Return to Mendoza around 18h00


Day 2:  Uco Valley and High Altitude Grape Growing

The Uco Valley is one of the newest regions in Mendoza and considered one of the best in Argentina.

On this day we will explore why the extreme conditions created by high altitude grape-growing result in truly magnificent wine.

Departing the city at 08:30 am we will head to the highest sub-region of the Uco Valley – Tupungato.

In total we will visit three wineries; a boutique winery and a larger foreign enterprise with lunch at the third stop.

As we sip and swirl our way through premium wines and enjoy some spectacular close-up views of the Andes we will be able to compare and contrast the terroir in the Uco Valley to that of Lujàn de Cuyo and see how the different climate of the Uco drastically affects the final wine.

For lunch we will relax and enjoy a traditional Argentine asado (BBQ) with all the trimmings.  This will be accompanied by high-end Uco wine and the majestic Andes as our view.

Return to Mendoza around 18h30


Day 3 – Maipu and Lujàn de Cuyo

Depart city centre 08:45 am

Blending Workshop:  We will start the day with a blending exercise where you will be a winemaker for the morning.  This is where you can put everything you have learned to the test and try your hand at making your own blend!

Food and Wine Pairing Workshop:  Arriving mid-morning we will first have some small nibbles before we are ready to start our interactive food and wine pairings class. Along with our sommelier you will try different wine and food combinations to see how flavors and wine react – we will discover the principles of a good pairing and create some awful wine pairing disasters – so they never happen again!

After all our hard work we will finish with a three course food and wine pairing lunch with local argentine fare.

Sparkling Wine Production:  What better way to finish our three day Mendoza experience than with a visit to a sparkling wine house?  We will walk through the 'champañera' to see how sparkling wine is made, learn the difference between methode champenoise and methode charmat and finish with a tasting of different sparkling lines! 

Return to the city around 17h00

U$ 675 per person.
Group size: 2-8 people. 
Please book one week in advance.

* If you're part of a wine society, students or traveling in a group please inquire about our group discounts for multi-day tours! 

To reserve your spot please contact us

Is this wine tour for me?
All Wine lovers are welcome, no previous knowledge is required, only a passion for wine and desire to learn!

We will not be going near any classrooms: everything you learn will come straight from the mouths of our wine experts in the wineries and/or vineyards.

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