Private Wine Tours in Mendoza, Argentina

Our Private One-Day Customised Wine  Tours

Like to start late or need to be picked up at Mendoza airport before hitting the vineyards? Are there some wineries you really want to see? Choosing a private tour with us means we can build the tour around your schedule and preferences. Below are some sample itineraries for an exclusive experience of Argentine wine and the Mendoza region. Feel free to contact us and let us know exactly what you want.

 

A Day in Luján De Cuyo

You are picked up by your guide and begin the half hour drive south of Mendoza City to Luján de Cuyo. the heart of Argentina's wine industry with prestigious wineries and incredible views.  The first visit of the day is Altavista, here you will try their excellent Grand Reserva in a tasting room that is a converted concrete tank. You will also taste the winery's top icon wine called Alto, a regular winner as best Argentine wine at International wine tastings. Next you will be driven to Achaval Ferrer Argentina's most famous boutique winery with the highest scoring Argentine wine in foreign wine media.. Lunch is at Dominio del Plataa young winery owned by Susana Balbo, the most famous female winemaker and consultant of Argentina, also pioneer in exporting to USA and Brazil (Argentina´s biggest markets). Lunch is at Susana´s very house; it consists of five steps of regional cuisine, paired with five of their Premium wines and the amazing Andes in the back. 

 

Return to Mendoza City early evening.

 

Tour price per person: $270 US (including lunch and tastings)

 

Special price with cash: $240 US per person

 

Achaval Ferrer Winery

 

 

 

 

A Day Touring the Andes

 

We pick you up in the morning and head west, climbing into dramatic mountain scenery. We follow the trail of the old Trans-Andean railway as it snakes and tunnels it way through three mountain ranges. We pass the snow-capped Cerro de la Plataand turquoise Potrerillos lake. We follow the Rio Mendoza upriver through a valley called Seven Tunnels until we reach the mountain town of Uspallata. We continue our trip through mountain scenery made famous in the movie 'Seven Years in Tibet'. The road passes through the Penitentes ski resort and continues west, until several kilometers before the Chilean border we turn into Aconcagua National Park. Here we take a short walk to Horcones Pond  and view the tallest mountain outside the Himalayas. On our return we stop to see Puente del Inca, a naturally formed stone bridge over a steep ravine. Here there is a small handicrafts market and hot spring complex. We continue down the mountain, returning to Uspallata where we enjoy an afternoon lunch of asado (Argentine bbq) and the local delicacy - kid goat. We bring some excellent wines with us that pair well with the food.  

Return to Mendoza City early evening.

 

Tour price per person: $250 US (including lunch and wine)

 

Special price with cash: $200 US per person

Aconcagua Provincial Park
 
 
 
 
A Wine Tour of Uco Valley

The Uco

Valley is a special place. Some of the highest vineyards in the world supply some the most high tech wineries ever designed, all in a dramatic background of snowcapped peaks and a laid back rural environment of fruit orchards and locals on horseback.  The grapes benefit greatly from altitude, giving the skins fantastic flavors and tannins. The first winery we visit is a small, modern stylish operation called Pulenta Estate. Here we try one of Mendoza's finest Cabernet Francs.  Next we visit Salentein the famous "temple to wine" with an incredible circular barrel room, art gallery and vineyard chapel. Here we try Malbec and Pinot Noir. Next we have lunch at Spanish-owned Bodega O. Fournier in La Consulta, a winery that makes award-winning Tempranillos. A tour of this gravity-driven facility concludes with a 4-course lunch where each dish is paired  with the winery's top wines including their A and B Crux.
Return to Mendoza City in the early afternoon.

 
 
Tour price per person: $290 US (including lunch and tastings)
 
Special price with cash: $260 US per person

 
Salentein Winery
 
 

 

 

 

Another Taste of Luján de Cuyo 

 

You will be collected at 9am and we will head south to Luján de Cuyo also known as “Tierra del Malbec” where Argentina’s signature varietal has found its true home. It is the premier wine growing region in Argentina and where the most famous wineries are located. It’s the first choice when choosing a wine area to tour in Argentina. It is situated 30 minutes south of Mendoza City, amidst the country’s finest vineyards with the snow-capped Andes in the distance. First you will visit Bodega Kaiken, an old winery renovated and refurbished by the famous Chilean winery Montes. Here we try the icon wine Mai as well as learn why Malbec has become such an important grape in the region. The next visit is to Bodega Decero, a brand new  operation located in the sub-region of Agrelo, where Argentina's most expensive vineyards are located.  This arresting winery has panoramilc views and makes an icredible Petit Verdot which is unusual to the region. Bodega Melipal, a small winery which aimed straight for the top when they began producing in 2002. The owner Ignacio Aristi wanted some exceptional know how to vinify so he contracted the flying Tuscan winemaker Alberto Antonini to make his wine. Between them they produce some of Argentina’s best wines.Here we try and excellent 4-course gourmet lunch where each dish is paired with the winery's complete range of wines which are entirely Malbecs. Return to your hotel at 5pm.

 

Tour price per person: $270 US (including lunch and tastings)

 

Special price with cash: $240 US per person


Melipal Winery

 

 

A Wine Tour of Maipú

Pick up is at 9.30am and we go to Maipú, a traditional wine growing region 20 minutes from Mendoza City Centre. The area is famous for its Cabernet Sauvignon and has many small, rustic style wineries which still produce industrial quantities of wine. It was here that Mendoza had its original wine boom in the 1880s and in the early 20th century it had some of the biggest wineries in the World. We pick you up at 9.30 and visit the world famous Familia Zuccardi, one of Argentina’s most forward thinking wineries with excellent visitor facilities. Next we go to Bodega El Enemigo, a small boutique opertion owned and operated by Alejandro Vogil of Catena Zapata fame. Here we have a multi-course food and wine pairing lunch in the wineries bohemian atmosphere. The day concludes with a visit to La Rural, part of the Rutini winery, and location of the best wine museum in South America.

 

Tour price per person: $270 US (including lunch and tastings)

 

Special price with Paypal / US cash: $240 US per person

Museum of La Rural

 

 

These tours are private. Transport is in a modern air-conditioned vehicle. 

 

 

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