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Mendoza’s Sparkling Wines

Mendoza’s sparkling wines have gained importance at national and international scopes, production has increased and quality has also grown to wonderful levels. The superb terroirs and the sophisticated wineries that produce them, make this possible. In consequence, we have created a tour that brings you closer to the conception and birth of Mendoza’s Sparkling wines in order to dive into the world of these effervescent drinks.

We propose living this experience in small groups, with other wine travelers sharing the same interest in this fascinating beverage. In this way you can appreciate every detail of the visits, and as a perfect ending to this dynamic tour, enjoy a gourmet lunch paired with sparkling wines.



    Tour Characteristics

  • Departures Tuesdays and Fridays at least two passengers
  • Passenger Pick Up (between 8:30 - 9:00 am)
  • Visit Cruzat Winery (Champenoise Method), base wine tasting direct from tanks + 2 Sparkling wine tasting. (9:30 – 11:00 am)
  • Visit and Tasting at Chandon (11:30 am - 12:30 pm)
  • Visit Norton Winery, historic tour + 3 sparkling wine technic tasting + 4 Course Tasting Menu (1:00 pm)
  • Return to the hotel (3:00 pm)
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Wineries to visit

Cruzat Winery

Bodega Cruzat

In the ancient Perdriel wine region, south of the Rio Mendoza, at the foot of the Cordon del Plata, is Cruzat, founded in 2004. Since its beginnings, its goal has been to develop top quality sparkling wines for the premium segment.
Ideal characteristics were identified. Afterwards several characteristics were chosen, such as good altitude areas, well-drained soil and warm temperatures. Cruzat sparkling wines, produced under the traditional method of second fermentation in bottle are a reflection of the ongoing search for excellence and constant concern for every detail in the developing process.


Why visiting this winery?
Because Cruzat offers the visitor an unforgettable experience under the "From vineyard to Wine" concept, inviting him to explore and discover the spirit and magic of sparkling wines, leading him to navigate the different manufacturing steps up to the tasting, the culminating point of its work.

Chandon Winery

Chandon

In the mid 50s, the famous Champagne house Moët & Chandon was led by a visionary who realized that South America had great potential to produce high quality sparkling wine. So he instructed the most prestigious winemaker in the Champagne region to study the country in which their winery should be established. After his research, he was convinced that it was in Argentina, more precisely in Agrelo, the southern area of Mendoza, where they should install Chandon Argentina.


Why visiting this winery?
Chandon sparkling wines occupy a privileged spot in Argentina consumers’ preference. Assemblages made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Semillon. The Chandon sparkling style presents ranging from a younger, cheerful and easy to drink character, to varieties greater aromatic complexity and structure in the mouth that makes wines for all tastes and occasions.

Norton Winery - La Vid Restaurant

Norton

Norton winery intends to make you live an unforgettable experience in your visit to the winery. Visitors will taste sparkling wines, tasting different styles, its elegance and its magic. In its traditional cellar, champagne will be uncorked and visitors will be able to choose their own bottle of wine. To finish you will be attending the restaurant "La Vid", where you can taste delightful food.


Why visiting this winery?
Because "La Vid Restaurant" creates his dishes using the finest ingredients of Argentina and Mendoza, combining the expression in them to transform culinary concepts into a creative art.

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