Culinary, Malbec & Sparkling Experience Mendoza
Day 1: Mendoza & Cooking Lesson
Meet Karen at Mendoza airport and transfer to your Hotel, located in Chacras de Corea, a charming and quiet residential neighbourhood near to Mendoza – Check in and time for enjoying the Finca facilities or visit Chacras de Corea – In the afternoon, you will have a cooking experience with your Argentinean Chef at the Hotel – Dinner – Overnight at Finca Adalgisa Hotel & Winery (D)
Day 2: Uco Valley
Uco Valley has both altitude and attitude and is certainly one of the most interesting and stunning are in Mendoza region. Situated in the foothills of the Andes, this new frontier in Argentine winemaking is attracting winemakers from all over the world. State of the art technology and gold medal terroir means the wine from this area is the future of Argentine wine.
After breakfast, depart and drive South about 1,5 hour to Uco Valley – Our first visit will be Pulenta Estate winery; located in Alto Agrelo on the road into the valley, this winery is a small and modern stylish operation. Here we will try one of Mendoza’s finest Cabernet Francs – Continue to Andeluna winery for a gourmet lunch and enjoying the spectacular views of the surrounding – After lunch, we will visit the Killka art centre and enjoy the best sparkling wine in Uco Valley – Introductory talk about local sparkling & Argentina wines at the Hotel – Overnight at Finca Adalgisa Hotel & Winery (L)
Day 3: Lujan de Cuyo
The Lujan de Cuyo 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.
Depart to Lujan de Cuyo, which is about 30 minutes south of Mendoza – First we take you to one of Mendoza’s most quaint and old style wineries; Benegas Lynch winery, an old historical winery making excellent Cabernet Franc from 80-year old vines. This adobe built structure is not just an excellent boutique winery but also historically significant as the owners once owned bodega Trapiche and are credited with bringing the first French grapes to Argentina. After the tasting of their top wine, Meritage – We head next for a visit and lunch at Chandon sparkling house – Continue to the second sparkling house in Mendoza – Overnight at Finca Adalgisa Hotel & Winery (L)
Day 4: Mendoza
Breakfast and transfer to Mendoza airport and end of the trip (B)
B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner
The program includes:
- Private transportation and airport transfers
- Bilingual wine expert guides
- All entrance fees and wine tasting at the wineries
- Introduction to Argentinean wines and wine regions given by a wine expert
- 3 nights at ***** Finca Adalgisa small Hotel & Winery (Standard Double Room)
- 3 breakfasts
- 2 lunches and a dinner accompanied with wines
- A cooking lesson
The program does not include:
- Travel insurance, flights, reciprocity tax and personal expenses.
YOUR TRIP PLANNER AND WINE EXPERT GUIDE
Karen Gilchrist is a graduate of the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences of the Sorbonne University in Paris and the holder of diplomas in wine tasting, tourism and marketing from the London Chamber of Commerce and the British Industry Examinations Board, accomplishments during her eight years of residence in Europe. Her experience in connection with wine routes include in USA (California, Oregon, Long Island), France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Australia, South Africa, Canada, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Bolivia and Chile.
Karen organized Chile’s first ever Carmenere event, which was attended by the national and international press. In addition to guiding she is also a consultant in wine tourism (Chile and Abroad).
EMERGENCY CONTACTS & DELAYS EN ROUTE
Please make sure the person you have designated as your emergency contact while you are on the trip has a copy of your air and land itinerary.
In the event you are delayed en route, contact the Emergency numbers below:
Karen Gilchrist at +56 9 95381177
Emergency phone: +56 9 9278 1331
UPON YOUR ARRIVAL
Upon arrival in Mendoza your guide will be waiting for you and assist you to transfer to your hotel. He will be holding a sign with your names.
Please review our Travel to Argentina Information page for helpful tips that will make your stay in Argentina the best it can be.
2 persons: $ 2,300 p/p
4 persons: $1,800 p/p
6-8 persons: $1,500 p/p
Contact for larger group pricing and for extension to Buenos Aires, Salta or Uruguay.
Please see General Conditions for details on registration, payments, cancellations, and more.