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Harvest in Mendoza 

Argentina wine country

5 Days / 4 Nights

 

Departures: March - Apr 2017  

Places visited: Mendoza

 

Highlight:

Mendoza is Argentina’s top wine-producing region, where bodegas make sophisticated, prize-winning wines from hundreds of acres of vines stretching out to the distant snow-capped Andes mountains.

Their pure snow-melt irrigates the vineyards, and perfectly sunny days, cool nights and pristine air provide ideal conditions, not only for grapes, but for a short week of rest and adventure in Argentina’s appealing western region.

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • International & domestic flights with Aerolineas Argentinas
  • Daily breakfast, airport transfers
  • 4 nights accommodation in double room at Cavas Wine Lodge in a 970sq feet casita with Andes view in Mendoza
  • 1 Tasting with Cavas Wine Lodge’s sommelier in private cellar
  • 1 Visit to cheese & olive oil producing farm with bilingual driver
  • 1 Visit of 2 Boutique & premium wineries: Matervini & Achaval-Ferrer
  • 1 Picnic lunch at Matervini winery
  • 1 Harvest activity at sunset with hors d’ ouvres & estate produced wines
  • 1 Cooking class with Cavas Wine Lodge’s chef
  • 1 Complimentary bottled water in room & lodge (unlimited)
  • Wi fi internet access
  • Daily turn down service

 

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:

 

                Meals and drinks other than those mentioned

                Tips and personal expenses

                Travel insurance

                Optional tours and experiences

                Any items not mentioned

 

FROM US$ 2,590.00* PER PERSON

 

*Price per person in US$, based on std. room in 5– star accommodation, subject to availability and may change without notice. Airfare with Aerolineas Argentinas included. Please read terms and conditions. Insurance is highly recommended. This is an exclusive promotion through Borello Travel & Tours.

TAX RETURN

As from January 2, 2017 foreign visitors do not have to pay VAT (21% Iva)

 

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:

 

Day 1: Mendoza

Upon arrival at the airport, transfer to Cavas Wine Lodge Hotel.

 

Tasting with the sommelier in private cellar

 

Enjoy a special tasting with the Sommelier in Cavas Cellar. You will learn about the history of Wine in Argentina and taste the most exquisite wine in the Region.

 

Day 2: Mendoza

Visit to cheese & olive oil producing farm

You are greeted at the farm where special cheese, jam and olive oil are produced with the best fresh ingredients. Fruits and vegetables are grown right there and then used to prepare delicious jam. After visiting and understanding the process, you are invited to taste homemade cheese and bread with extra virgin olive oil.

Visit of Boutique & premium wineries: Matervini & Achaval Ferrer wineries

Visit this winery born in 2008. Matervini travels the long path that goes from traditional to unexplored areas, from young to old geologies and from alluvial to non-alluvial soil structures - like those of the Pre-cordillera. All along this road, wines with unique personalities emerge as different expressions of nature. After tasting their incredible wine, enjoy a picnic in their gardens.

Continue to Achaval-Ferrer Winery. Its original concept was strongly founded on the terroir, and the chosen way to make it well known was through Malbec.

Day 3: Mendoza

Enjoy a bike ride within the property surrounded by ancient vineyards and view to the Andes.

Harvest activity at sunset with hors d’ ouvres & estate produced wines

Starting as early as February with white grapes for the 19 Escalones Sauvignon blanc onto March with the Becquignol grapes for the crisp Rose finishing end of April with the Malbec and Bonarda grapes. You pick grapes with sissors and bucket in hand, accompanied by Cavas’ sommelier and other guests. Starts at 7 pm for about 1 hour. Gather all the information from one of the country’s most growing activity. 

Day 4: Mendoza

Cooking class with Cavas’s chef

Prepare local dishes, harvesting previously from our vegetable garden adjacent to the restaurant. Enjoy a glass of Malbec while you cook and then taste your creation by the bomafire or restaurant.

Day 5: Mendoza

At appropriate time, transfer to Mendoza airport to take your flight.

 

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Tour descriptions and approximate times are for informational purposes only.Some places described may be substituted and/or approximate times may be subject to change, due to unexpected circumstances or weather conditions.