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Mendoza, Argentina
Mendoza Wine Tour with Lunch

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Overview

Discover the vineyards of Mendoza's wine region on this full-day guided tour. Learn about the winemaking process by visiting three different wineries in the Luján de Cuyo region with an informative wine-loving guide. Taste several varietals, including the regional specialty, malbec, and enjoy a picnic lunch and a visit to a local olive oil factory. Round-trip hotel transport by minivan is included.
  • 8-hour wine tour in Mendoza wine country
  • Sip a variety of local wines like malbec, and leave the driving to a professional!
  • Visit three wineries in the Luján de Cuyo wine area of Mendoza
  • Learn about winemaking in Argentina from your knowledgeable guide
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Transportation and bilingual guide
Visit and tasting at Nieto Senetiner Winery
3-step lunch at Tempus Winery
Visit and tasting at Vistalba Winery
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up is only from hotels located in Mendoza city area. If you are staying in an Airbnb or if you didn't select hotel pick up please contact us to coordinate the nearest meeting point.
Please bear in mind that it takes around 45 minutes from the arranged time to pick up every passenger of the tour. Our tour leader will personally greet you at the lobby
The pick up start from 8.30 am.

Departure Time

8:00 AM
Board your air-conditioned minivan at your centrally located Mendoza hotel and set off for the wine country. Arrive in Luján de Cuyo, in the upper Mendoza Valley, where chardonnay, malbec and cabernet sauvignon grapes all thrive at the 3,820-foot (1,000-meter) elevation. Your fascinating day of Mendoza wine tours begins here.

Meet a staff member at your first Mendoza winery for a tour that includes the winery's history and architecture. Enjoy your first Mendoza wine tasting of the day while hearing about the winemaking process and some notes on how to taste and appreciate different varietals.

Climb back aboard your minivan for the additional wine tours, enjoying the sights of the Mendoza vineyards shaded by the distant Andes on the way. At each winery, including Tempus Alba, Altavista and Luigi Bosca, you will learn the particulars of the different histories and methods involved in their varied approaches to winemaking. 

Stop at the Pasrai Olive Oil Factory for a tasting of a different type before settling down to a shady picnic lunch in a peaceful outdoor setting. Your wine-tasting day ends with drop-off at your Mendoza hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Bodega Vistalba
Coming from an Italian family, Carlos Pulenta is the founder of the winery, he is the eldest son of Don Antonio Pulenta, one of the founders of Bodega Peñaflor. The winery is inspired by the Creole culture appealing to the avant-garde technology and paying tribute to the traditional method of winemaking, designed so that the whole process of elaboration is done by gravity and without the use of pumps. It was in 2009 when Alejandro Bulgheroni, linked through several projects with the agro-industrial sector since 1999, began his participation in Bodega Vistalba working together with Carlos in a common goal: “to elaborate world-renowned high-end wines, with marked identity and personality ”.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Bodega Nieto Senetiner
In 1888, Italian immigrants founded te winery and grew the first vineyards in Vistalba, Luján de Cuyo, province of Mendoza. Over the first decades of the last century, the winery was run by several families who succeeded in passing on the secret of fine winemaking and the love for their land. In 1969 it is acquired by the families Nieto and Senetiner, who expand the facilities signalling the beginning of a new stage of growth and brand development.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Tempus Alba
The water of the Andes Mountains did not only allay the thirst of a healthy ambition of progress and freedom, but it also allowed the family to settle down in this beautiful country, and the growing of a vigorous family tree, reaching nowadays five generations. They planted vines still they remain standing straight as faithful witnesses of that challenge. They built vessels with their own hands to allow the miracle of turning grapes into wine. Making this dream come true is the next chapter, and writing it is the job of the generations to come. Just like that end, that is not the end, this is the beginning of a story; the dawn puts an end to the darkness of the night and at the same time, it is the beginning of a new day full of light, energy and hope.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years to taste wine
  • Note: itinerary is subject to change
  • Numbers are limited to 18 people on this tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Kahuak
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Mendoza Wine Tour with Lunch?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Mendoza Wine Tour with Lunch?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Mendoza Wine Tour with Lunch?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Mendoza Wine Tour with Lunch?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "I highly recommend the tour for people starting out with wine knowledge or those looking to learn a bit more." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Wine tasting excellence
cjseamark
, Feb 2020
Really excellent well paced wine tour. Started at Tempus Alba winery with excellent explanation from member of the winders. Then on to olive oil producers which was good to pace the wine tasting. Then another excellent look around LaGarde then a really excellent meal at Clos de Charcas
star-4
Mendoza Wine Tour with Lunch
Matthew_W
, Sep 2019
The tour started out with a visit to Bodega Tempus Alba, a boutique winery in every sense. Our guide Amir (who took the English-speaking tour) was fantastic. He introduced the group to the philosophy underpinning the wineries approach to perfecting the grapes grown onsite. He was kind, sincere and most importantly knew what he was talking about. After leading our group through a tour of the winery and explaining the nuts and bolts of the wine making process, he stepped the group through four tastings. While some people on the tour knew almost nothing about wine, a few people knew some things about wine, and myself a bit more, Amir ensured everyone was comfortable and was happy to answer any questions. I purchased a bottle of their flagship wine Vero Malbec after I was offered a tasting (not included as part of the tour, but no charge to tour guests). This was a perfect way to start the day. Highly recommend Tempus Alba. The next stop was the olive oil factory. This was pleasant, informative and a welcome addition to the tour. The host was friendly and was happy to answer questions. The third stop was Bodega Luigi Bosca. The wines are ok, but nothing spectacular. Strangely during a set tasting our group was poured the sparkling white after trying three red wines. Classic mistake. There was also a white wine offered to begin with, don't know what type of wine it was as it wasn't offered to me, but it was offered to others in the group....weird! What was even weirder was I asked if they offer tastings on the Cabernet Franc which they did....but they don't sell it. Then I asked to try the Cabernet Bouchet, which they sell but don't offer tastings. To cap it off, I purchased a bottle of wine for approx. AUD$50 and they charged me twice. Basically, an average winery and/or staff that don't know what they’re doing. Disappointing after such as great experience at Tempus Alba. Lunch was a relaxing event, offering four courses with matching wines (including options for vegetarians). This was a nice way to finish the day and capped off what was all up an enjoyable day trip from Mendoza. The tour host Anita (Ana) was lovely, great fun and can speak multiple languages. I highly recommend the tour for people starting out with wine knowledge or those looking to learn a bit more.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent tour
Ara_M
, Aug 2019
I and my family is highly satisfied with this particular tour. Timing, winery selection and the lunch offered were great! Our tour guide was excellent, fluent in both English and Spanish and providing detailed information on all the wineries and Mendoza region in general. I'd definitely recommend this tour and in case of a chance will take it again!
star-5
Great experience!
Melanie S
, Apr 2019
My husband and I loved the tour, we visited three wineries with excellent experiences in tasting and lunch. We also visited an olive oil producer which was entertaining and delicious as well. Staff was courteous, smiling, knowledgeable. They were about 30 minutes late picking us up, but the day more than made up for the wait. Definitely recommended!
star-5
Wonderful day in Malbec Country
Louis_C
, Jan 2019
This was one of the best tours I have ever taken. Our tour Guide Ana was excellent in explaining the places we would visit and did not rush us throughout the entire day. We visited 2 Bodega along with an olive oil factory. The wine tastings were very generous but most importantly the tours were extremely informative. I live close to the Napa Valley in California and I feel I learnt more on this trip then the tours I have taken before. To end the day we had a nice lunch in a lovely restaurant and the wine kept flowing. I highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Definitely a reason behind our trip...
Patrice_D
, Jan 2018
Definitely a reason behind our trip to Argentina! Guide well knowledgeable. Excellent winery visits and wine tasting sessions with good conversation in English with owner or their representatives. Scenery of the Andes quite spectacular.
star-1
We just didn't find the tour that...
Michael H
, Jan 2018
We just didn't find the tour that exciting. There was some English from the guide and from winery staffs, but not always. The lunch turned out to be a picnic lunch under some trees that were inhabited by a flock of birds. The tables and chairs were covered with bird doo when we arrived, which didn't set a pleasant tone and even though staff cleaned it up, the birds added more, to the tables and the guests,as we tried to eat. The staff tried to charge us 25 for a car back to our hotel that we didn't want and had turned down--and which they had offered for 10 in the first place.
star-5
A tour for wine lovers only! We...
Jennifer J
, Nov 2017
A tour for wine lovers only! We visited 3 beautiful wineries and an olive oil factory and had ample tastings at each one. Lunch was served picnic style on the lovely grounds of the last winery. Our tour guide was terrific. Great day!
star-5
This was such a lovely wine tour...
tdl1618
, Oct 2017
This was such a lovely wine tour. Two highlights: The first winery's tour was given by the owner herself. It was awesome to hear the passion and wine tasting was very well setup. Two other wine tour was just as lovely. The 2nd highlight was their lunch. The third winery had a large green space where they set up different areas for people to sit and enjoy gourmet lunch. Some where tables, but there were areas where you get to sit on the grass with full picnic setup! It was so cute and definitely a highlight. Con: You will likely be mixed with spanish speakers. As an american, I feel like I missed out on much of the narratives. They did make best attempt to do the tour in english and spanish, but inevitably they are better and lengthier with spanish.
star-5
The tour was really good...
Karen G
, Oct 2017
The tour was really good.... obviously some good wines and beautiful scenery. Since I don't speak Spanish, the guide tried her best to ensure there was always someone to translate for me. I would recommend this tour!

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