Mendoza is home to excellent wineries but also to an important industry of Olive Oils. The reason why tour tour was designed, to share and teach about these two products through important winemakers and Oilve Oil producers located in the principle zones of Luján de Cuyo and Maipú.
The tour begins at 8:30 a.m., picking our passengers up at their respective hotels in Mendoza city as we head to our first visit, the winery Tempus Alba where we will taste our first wines. From here, we will head to visit a family-owned Olive oil Factory, Pasrai, for a taste of flavors including olive oils, olive pastes and sundried tomatoes, accompanied by homemade breads. Our next tour and tasting takes place at the winery of Luigi Bosca followed by a Lunch of regional flavors in the winery Clos de Chacras.
Four generations of winemakers that began with the grandfathers coming from Italy. In 2002, the project of the Biondolillo’s family gave rise to Tempus Alba. With four generations behind them, they focused on producing premium red wines. A different tourist proposal to know about the renowned Project of Selection of Clones of Malbec and Vineyard Mother of clones in the route of the visit to the winery.
Why visit this Olivícola?
Because, beyond tasting excellent wines of different varietals, we will understand part of the history of immigrants in Mendoza and its influence on the wine industry of the province.
This is a Mendocinian family-owned and operated business dedicated to the making of dehydrated fruits and extra virgin olive oil. Pasrai SRL conserves the traditions of their ancestors, using artisanal activities and techniques to make their products. Since the 90´s the business has jumped toward the incorporation of modern technology and have developed an international presence. Today the business has two model installations: the dehydrating fruit plant and the boutique extra virgin olive oil factory.
Why visit this Olivícola?
Because olive oil has a great importance in the history of the production of noble products in our province. Pasrai demonstrates excellent production and the olive oil tourism has grown into an area with much potential in Mendoza.
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 the winery?
Because the business has remained in the hands of the founding family who have brought their hard work to prestigious success even at the international level, always producing high-quality and consistent products.
Clos de Chacras is a family winery that has a small production focused on the high quality of its wines. The establishment is located in the heart of the Chacras de Coria district of Luján de Cuyo. History, family tradition and constant innovation to adapt to markets are the values that drove the production of wines awarded by national and international experts. Its objective is to produce wines with personality, a faithful sample of years of work between nature and man in search of balance.
Why visit this winery?
Located in a building from 1921, the family tradition winery produces high-end wines and offers a great wine and gastronomic experience.