One of Mendoza's most cutting-edge wineries, Bodega Renacer has incorporated new technology into its Argentine winemaking process since 2004. A collaboration between owner Patricio Reich and renowned winemaker Alberto Antonini, the contemporary winery is renowned for its excellent malbecs.
Wine enthusiasts can experience the winery on a tour with guided tastings of Renacer's red and white wines. After admiring the site's architecture, visitors then tour the vineyards and wine cellars to discover how science and tradition meet to create some of Argentina's most interesting new wines. The unique tour even includes a virtual reality winemaking experience.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The legal drinking age in Argentina is 18.
- Advance booking is required for winery tours and tastings, which are conducted in both Spanish and English.
- The winery features a restaurant that serves seasonal cuisine from the region paired with Renacer wines.
How to Get There
Bodega Renacer is located about a 30-minute drive south of Mendoza city in the Perdriel region. Biking is a popular way to reach the winery, but the hop-on hop-off Vitivinicola bus also stops outside.
When to Get There
The winery is open daily. Although wine tours are possible year-round, the most pleasant time to explore the vineyards is in spring and summer, from October through March.
Exploring the Perdriel Wine Region
Perdriel, a Lujan de Cuyo subregion, is known for its terroir, which is credited with producing some of Mendoza's top malbecs. The area features some of Mendoza's oldest vines, and its slightly higher altitude and proximity to the Mendoza River offer a moderately cooler climate that produces soils ideal for growing malbec and cabernet sauvignon grapes. Made in one of few regions that still carries the Controlled Designation of Origin mark, Perdriel wines are known to be top quality.