“An original and enjoyable way to discover the vineyards, the wineries, and the amazing wine region of Luján de Cuyo”
The main goal of this activity is to enjoy a tour outdoors surrounded by the unique scenery of the Andes and the vineyards. Our visitors will get to know two different wineries and their vineyards. In all wineries, guided tours will be provided, and also several tastings of the well known wines they produce. At the end of the tour, in the last winery, a first class lunch with matching wines will be served. The tour starts at 9 am, by picking up our guests from their hotels in Mendoza city.
The first winery of the tour is Carlos Pulenta’s CAP Vistalba in Luján de Cuyo . After tasting two of their wines (One from the “Tomero” range, the other from the “Vistalba” range) the tour continues by bike, cycling through the vineyards overlooking the Andes. The second winery is Nieto Senetiner, a historical argentine Bodega. Once in there, 3 different wines will be served for tasting (from both the “Nieto Senetiner” and “ Don Nicanor” range). After the tasting, a 3 course lunch with matching wines will be served at the in site Restaurant. Visit Kaiken Winery.
In 1888 Italian immigrants founded and planted their first vineyards in Vistalba, Luján de Cuyo. The winery developed in the hands of various family members throughout the first decades of this past century, providing the framework for a functioning business today. In 1969 it was acquired by the family Nieto Senetiner, who amplified their installations giving a new beginning to the winery – and forming part of the Molino Río de la Plata group in 1998. Nieto Senetiner is a leader in all categories of wines and sparkling wines of medium and high quality, committing only to the highest standards of winemaking and quality and sustaining a plan of rotating vineyards using the best technology. Their vineyards are located on land with interesting soil and climate characteristics on almost 400 hectors, permitting that every grape variety achieve its best expression.
Why visit this winery?
Bodegas Nieto Senetiner Argentina winery is a landmark in the world for its high prestige and a strong family tradition.
Carlos Pulenta, the third generation of one of the most well-known families within the wine industry, started with his project: A winery located in the heart of Vistalba, in Luján de Cuyo city.It has a lodge with only 2 rooms, where you can discover the winery essential, experiment the wine-making process and keep in touch with the vineyards. La Bourogne, in charge of Paul Bondoux, is the winery’s restaurant where the best regional products are combined with French-cook techniques. You can enjoy wine tours from Monday to Saturday with previous reservation. The available visiting hours are 10:00am / 12:30am / 3:00pm /4:30pm.
The emblematic Vistalba Winery’s wines are red grape assemblage identified as A, B and C, which represents the best of each crop. The other wine is Tomero, which evokes the irrigation nobility with water of the mountain. Its wines are elaborated with grapes coming from Uco Valley.
Why visit this winery?
Because produces excellent wines, the icon being the Malbec variety. Vistalba wines come from vineyards 60 years of age.