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Mendoza may be best known for its malbec, but the region is making a bubbly new name for itself with the production of some truly excellent sparkling wine. Visit the highly rated wineries of Norton, Chandon, and Cruzat to taste many sparkling varietals and learn about their distinctive production process. Top off the day with a gourmet four-course lunch of regional specialties at the rustic-chic La Vid restaurant. With numbers limited to ten people, enjoy the personalized attention of your guide and an intimate small-group atmosphere.

Highlights

  • 7-hour sparkling wine tour of three Mendoza wineries
  • Visit acclaimed winery Cruzat and sample its top quality sparking wines
  • Tour Bodegas Chandon and learn what famous Champagne producer founded it in the 1950s
  • Taste sparking wines at Norton winery and then eat a 4-course meal at the on-site restaurant, La Vid
  • Hear from an informative guide what makes Argentine bubbly distinctive
  • Includes pickup and drop-off from most Mendoza hotels
  • Numbers are limited to 8 people for a small-group experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Malbec and Mendoza. They’re almost an inseparable pair. But there’s a new kid in town: sparkling wine. Yes, the bubbly drink is very up and coming in this Argentine region. And this 7-hour tour takes you right to the heart of it.

What You Can Expect

Mendoza Sparkling Wines Tour with Lunch

Visit Chandon winery during your tour

Get bubbly on a 7-hour sparkling wine tour through Mendoza. After pickup at your Mendoza hotel, travel aboard a comfortable minivan to the Perdriel winemaking region nestled at the base of the Cordon del Plata range. Kick off the day with a tour of the renowned Cruzat winery, where you’ll learn about the Champenoise method of producing sparkling wine. Tap the tanks for a taste of two ripe, complex varietals made with pinot noir and chardonnay grapes.
Next, here how famed French Champagne purveyors Moët & Chandon began producing sparkling wine in the area in the 1950s. Visit their South American outpost of Bodegas Chandon and taste some of the finest bubbly in the region, made from pinot noir, chardonnay and sémillon grapes. 
Continue on to the Norton winery for a cellar tour and your choice of tastings from smooth sparkling wines with buttery and floral characters. Settle in to the rustic yet elegant dining room at Norton’s highly rated La Vid restaurant for a gourmet, four-course meal of regional specialties paired with housemade sparkling wines. See Itinerary below for a sample menu.
Your taste buds fully satisfied, relax on the return drive to your Mendoza hotel.
Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.

Itinerary

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