Iconic Mendoza Wine Makers and Wines
If you are a wine lover, chances are that the mention of Catena Zapata rings a bell. Certainly one of the truly iconic names of the region, Nicolas Catena's state-of-the-art winery, has helped to establish Mendoza as one of the world's newest wine-meccas and is acknowledged as the pioneer of quality wine-making in Argentina. We will taste their superb production and learn about the immigrants from Spain and Italy who first brought the wine-making traditions into this region.
Our sensorial adventure continues at one of the pinnacles among Argentine wine makers: Mendel Wines, the small estate conducted by Roberto de La Mota, and known for the exceptional quality of its reds. We will get acquainted with its production process, both at the vineyards and the cellars.
Just a few miles away, we find Casa El Enemigo Winery, owned by Alejandro Vigil and Adriana Catena. Vigil has been the head of oenologists of Catena Zapata Winery since 2002, and one of the names that defines the current production of wines in Argentina. The winery was inspired by the Divine Comedy, and it is located in the town of Maipú. We will enjoy lunch at the winery with El Enemigo wines.
Return to your hotel in the afternoon.