The mountains and the beautiful scenery of the Valle de Uco prepare our senses for the distinctive flavours and aromas of these
high altitude wines. Enjoy an excellent day of wine in a small group of up to 8 people with a gourmet lunch included. The wineries at Salentein, Domaine Busquet and Andeluna have made excellent world renowned wines from these precious lands.
Domaine Busquet The Bousquet family, who hail from the southern French city of Carcassonne, have a long history of wine making. In the constant struggle to produce wines of a superior quality, Jean Bousquet was determined to find the best place to continue the family’s
decades long tradition. In 1990 he first arrived in Mendoza to investigate the vineyards and wineries. Upon discovering the unique characteristics of the region, its soil, it’s high altitude, it’s terroir, he was convinced he had found the ideal location for his winery. The main objective of Domaine Bousquet is to combine the European Elegance in winemaking style with the prefect cool climate and terroir of the Uco Valley in Argentina.
Andeluna began in 2003 with the aim of making some of the best quality wine in Argentina. Andeluna symbolizes the romanticism and inheritance of the Valley of Tupungato where the moon illuminates the magnificent Andes mountains. In this visit, you will get to know the vines and the methods of winemaking that make their wines so special. Andeluna Cellars is the ideal place to learn about this region. Surrounded by an impressive landscpe at the foot of the Tupungato Volcano you will enjoy these prestigious wines and an exquisite gourmet lunch.
Salentein The land that now belongs to Salentein is proof of the innumerable feats that had to be overcome here; a place where will and the determination transmitted from generation to generation, from the indigenous peoples to the Jesuit missionaries, even important characters such as General San Martin. The San Pablo Finca, one of the properties of the winery, has a rich history since the 17th century. Back then, it formed a part of a farm called “De Arriba” which belonged to the Jesuit missionaries. At more than 1500 metres above sea level, in the heart of the vineyard, lie the ruins of the “Casa Grande.” During the visit in Salentein, you will taste 3 of Salentein’s great wines, ending in their art gallery, which is one of its kind in Mendoza. In addition, (if we have not already had lunch at Andelune) you will have a great lunch at Killka
Note:small group, max 8 people. Includes wine tasting at the bodegas, and a three course lunch at Bodega Salentein or Andeluna.