As Sagittarius arrived, we went to Argentina in the south.
After a few pleasant days in Buenos Aries, we took a plane to Mendoza, the mecca of Malbec. And were totally, if pleasantly, confused.
What an unusual looking place in terms of wineries. Huge vineyards. Multinationals everywhere. Lots of Italians who spoke Spanish. Lots of art and food. Warm, hot and dry.
How to choose what to visit?
Look like worth visiting just for the art.
Finca La Anita
This takes you to the opening (other url’s are hidden). Click on gallery to see the art objects.
A very large operation.
From 1890. From Piedmont. What more could one want in a heritage.
Site (terroir): http://www.bodegastoso.com.ar/terroir
Bodegas Pascual Toso has in its plant of San Jose, the traditional factory of sparkling wines by both the traditional Champenoise method and the modern Charmat method. “San Jose Winery” is located at 5 minutes from Mendoza Downtown. The original winery has been completely transformed and now, sparkling wine is produced, stored and bottled at San José. 60.000 bottles of Champenoise method sparkling wine is produced in one year, and 9.000.000 bottles are produced by the Charmat method.
there are a lot of wineries: the alphabetical list for L is at: http://www.winesofargentina.org/en/bodegas/L/
Ruta 40 Kilometro 4340 – Cafayate , Salta , 4427 , Argentina Teléfono: 54-9261-6087886
Natalies List: Did Not transfer well.