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Be informed. Read the label.

Be informed. Read the label.
Our first Argentina wine tour tasting was one of the most informed enoteca experiences I've ever had. We started at the Bonfanti family vineyard walking through the vines with Alejandro Bonfandi, one of two sons who own and operate their estate winery. Roberto, their father, manages the vineyard; Sebastian, one of the sons is the winemaker; and Alejandro runs the business side. Familia Bonfanti is a boutique micro-winery located in the Lujan de Cuyo in the upper Mendoza Valley. The estate dates back to 1915 when their Italian grandfather planted the first vineyard to Malbec and in 2005 they completed their state of the art micro winery.  Situated on a beautiful property olive trees are intermingled in the vineyards, colorful red roses bloom at the end of trellised vines with views of the Andes in the stunning blue sky on the horizon.  We're ready to help harvest grapes on our Argentina wine tour they're...
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Guest — Kurt Kutay
Thanks Gabrielle! We're excited to offer this trip next year and we're headed to South Africa to create a wine and wildlife advent... Read More
Friday, 26 April 2013 10:09
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Great job! Great way to enjoy the trip all over again!Gabrielle
Friday, 26 April 2013 03:30

Sultry Tango and Saucy Malbec

Sultry Tango and Saucy Malbec
Tango dancers in San Telmo market. We kicked off our Wines and Adventures tour of Argentina at the La Cava wine tasting room just a few blocks up from our hotel for a tasting of three distinct Argentine wines with an excellent presentation by a young well-informed sommelier highlighting the four principal wine producing regions of the country: 1) the North in the province of Salta, 2) Patagonia, 3) the Cuyo region (northern valley of Mendoza) and 4) the Uco Valley (south of Mendoza). We looked at the big picture of geography, geology and the corresponding influence of climate, especially how the Andes blocks moisture coming from the Pacific across Chile that creates the dry and harsh conditions combined with infertile soils creating ideal wine producing conditions. I can tell already instead of birding list, on this trip we’re going to need a wine tasting list, and Ruth is going to...
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