An association between two cultures, two families.

Exclusive wine experiences at Bodegas CARO in Mendoza, Argentina

Bodegas CARO is a partnership between Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) and the Catena family. The idea is to produce unique wines that would combine French and Argentine cultures and the two signature grapes of each producer, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Activities

The idea of forming a partnership between Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) and the Catena family was born in 1999. Initial enthusiasm quickly became a concrete plan to produce a single wine that would combine French and Argentine cultures and the two signature grapes of each producer, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon.

The Catena family has produced wine for four generations. Consequently, it was able to draw on its vast knowledge of Mendoza's high altitude terroirs as well as its passion for Malbec to find the best vineyards in the region. DBR (Lafite) contributed its centuries-old skills in growing, vinifying and ageing great Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as its know-how in blending different grape varieties to produce a wine that is greater than the sum of its parts.

Exchanges and selection work began in 1999 to produce CARO’s first vintage in 2000. The success of the early vintages resulted in the creation of another wine in 2003: AMANCAYA which, like its older brother, is based on a harmonious balance between Argentinian identity and Bordeaux style. Bodegas CARO then decided to celebrate the grape variety for which Argentina’s vineyards are famous by selecting a pure Malbec, ARUMA, starting with the 2010 vintage.

The Bodegas CARO winery, in the heart of Mendoza, has been producing the wines since the 2003 vintage and serves as the anchor of the CARO project. The renovation of the historic building and gardens in order to expand the winery and open the Bodega to the outside brings the final touch to the original project.

Key features

  • Standard wine tasting
  • Exceptional wine tasting
  • Cellar visit
  • Wine for sale on property
  • Gift shop
  • Wine pairing available
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Practical Information

Opening hours
Tours: Monday to Friday 9.30 am, 11.30 am, 4 pm, 7 pm and 8.30 pm.
Weekends and public holidays, please contact us
We speak
English , French and Spanish.
We accept groups

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