Meet your knowledgeable local guide and small group upon pickup at your hotel and head south of central Mendzoa by luxury minivan to Maipú, watching the urban landscape transform into picturesque vineyards along the way.
When you reach Maipú, your guide will take you on a tour of the historical winery Trapiche, where you will learn about the grapes and their specialized terroir as the winemakers share their knowledge of viticulture.
In the tasting room, with the barrel room at your feet, try unique wines such as Fond De Cave, Trapiche Colección Roble and Trapiche Espumante Extra Brut, while enjoying spectacular mountain views.
Then, head to Bodegas López and sample a style developed over several generations since José López Rivas founded the winery in 1898. Taste sparkling, red and Jerez-style wines as you hear from the winemaker about how to perfect the best wine. Then, learn more about Argentine winemaking traditions as you visit a room of interesting artifacts on display.
Next, go to Familia Zuccardi, a family-run winery founded in 1963 by engineer Alberto Zuccardi, who began experimenting with a California-based method of irrigation when he planted his vines in Maipú. Your tour around the winery ends in the art gallery, where you will taste magnificent wines and olive oils made on site.
Then, enjoy lunch with your intimate group in the winery’s restaurant, Pan y Oliva. Dine on tapas, followed by a main course of pasta, while surrounded by vineyards and olive trees. Your delicious, 3-course meal is accompanied by a variety of breads and olive oils, and paired with Santa Julia wines.
Afterward, relax in your luxury vehicle with your cohort of fellow wine-lovers as your guide transports you back to your Medoza hotel.