“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 both 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 9.30, by picking up our guests from their hotels in Mendoza city. The first winery of the tour is Kaiken Winery in Vistalba, Luján de Cuyo. After tasting three of their wines, the tour continues by bike, exploring the vineyards at the winery and then continuing on to the second winery, Carlos Pulenta’s CAP Vistalba in Luján de Cuyo. Passengers will tour this winery as well concluding with a guided tasting of three wines and then continuing to explore the region on bike overlooking the Andes. The last winery is Nieto Senetiner, a historical argentine Winery. Once there, after a guided tour, three different wines will be served for tasting (from both the “Nieto Senetiner” and "Don Nicanor" range). After the tasting, a three- course lunch with paired wines will be served at the winery´s Restaurant.
Kaiken winery is the last bet for prestigious Chilean enologist Aurelio Montes, who is founder of Viña Montes (1986) located in Colchagua Valley, Chile, and Montes USA (2006) in Napa Valley, USA.Located in Vistalba, the heart of wine country in Luján de Cuyo, in an older winery from 1930 founded by an Italian family, Calise. The total capacity of the winery is 6,000,000 liters. However, the total production of Kaiken winery is around 1,800,000 liters. They use concrete tanks for the fermentation and aging of the wine. The 1,500 french oak barrels are saved in four different cellars. The grapes are distributed in vineyards throughout 70 hectors of land in Agrelo and 150 hectors in Uco Valley. The winery gets its name from the Kaikens (wild geese) that fly over Patagonia between Chile and Argentina.
Founded in 1901 by Don Leoncio Arizu, Luigi Bosca winery has played an extensive role in the Argentine winemaking industry. Luigi Bosca is equipped with seven vineyards in the province and more than 700 hectors dedicated to the cultivation, study and understanding of the vine. Directed by the third and fourth generations of the original family, this constitutes one of the few wineries who, throughout the decades, has remained in the hands of the founding family and whose prestige has made themselves into a paradigm of Argentine wine. The Arizu family has always worked to find the best expression of Argentine wine and they have been protagonists of the greatest changes to the national winemaking industry. For example, in 1989 the family actively worked for the foundation of the first DOC in Argentina (Denomination of Origin) in Luján de Cuyo. This winery has achieved expansion at the international level and their prestige is based on their years of experience, their constant and reliable quality wines, and their everlasting search for innovative excellence, dynamism, and advanced technology.
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.