Visit the wine region of Lujan de Cuyo on this day tour from Mendoza. Tour wineries and vineyards while you enjoy wine-tasting and learn about the wine-making process. Choose from three to four wineries on this private tour and customize the itinerary.
Start your private tour with pickup from your hotel at 9am. Travel to the Lujan de Cuyo wine region from Mendoza. Customize your itinerary and visit three to four wineries in the area.
Arrive at your first winery at approximately 9:30am. Take a 1-hour tour of the winery (own expense). Enjoy some wine-tasting (own expense) following your tour.
Reach the next winery and begin your tour (own expense) around 11:30am. Hear how the conveyor belts pass through a line of women who meticulously remove bad grapes, sticks and leaves from the good grapes. See the destemmer machine that gently separates the stems from the grapes, during the harvesting season of February through April.
Watch as the women perform the laborious task of hand selecting grapes for the fermentation and maceration process, during harvest season. Begin your second wine-tasting session (own expense).
Arrive at the third winery. Take a tour of the winery (own expense) or skip ahead to wine-tasting (own expense). Eat a delicious lunch (own expense) at the winery's restaurant. Select the fixed menu with wine pairing or arrange for a special menu prior to your tour.
Head to the final stop and tour the fourth winery (own expense). Walk through the vineyards as your guide explains the process of wine-making. Enjoy more wine-tasting (own expense). Return to the hotel following your 8-hour private tour around 5:00pm.
Suggested wineries for your intinerary: Achaval Ferrer, Altavista, Matervini, Casarena, Bressia, Dominio del Plata, Dolium, Catena Zapata, Ruca Malen, Norton, RJ viñedos, Bonfanti, Kaiken, Vistalba, Clos de Chacras.