Best wineries to experience in Argentina
Inaugurated in 2016, Zuccardi Valle de Uco blends in wonderfully with the landscape in which the mountains stand out. Chosen in 2019 and 2020 as the best winery in the world. The Zuccardi family rises to the top of the "The World’s Best Vineyards" category.
Zuccardi Valle de Uco
The building was built from materials such as iron, sand, and stone, with a metal dome that reflects sunlight, respecting the principles of sustainability.
The experience is flourished by a journey through the vineyards, the different spaces, and the ‘Piedra Infinita’ restaurant. There they offer up to a maximum of 50 diners, a 4-course menu made with regional products, paired with Zuccardi wines, and with unparalleled views of the mountains.
Founded by Nicola Catena, an Italian immigrant who arrived in Argentina in the late nineteenth century, planting his first vineyard in 1902. Later, in the 1960s, the winery was still governed by ancient Italian traditions, until his grandchildren decided to be inspired by the customs of Napa Valley and incorporate the Californian-French technique.
Bodega Catena Zapata
They planted Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and cloned Malbec at a higher altitude. The location and altitude give them an excellent natural acidity, structure, and color that guarantee the aging potential, smoothness, and intensity that defines Malbecs.
The stepped pyramid with Mayan style that dominates the winery located in Agrelo, Mendoza, stands out, where wine tourism activities are carried out such as an "immersion" in the history of Malbec, or a visit to the Adrianna vineyard - "The grand cru of South America" - in Valle de Uco.
The winery offers three tours, a visit to "La Pirámide", the "Malbec Renaissance Tour" and "Adrianna Vineyard Grand Cru". Each of them is carried out in small groups, so it is advisable to reserve the date and time in advance.
Bodega Catena Zapata, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza.
Salentein offers tourists a world-class wine tourism experience that combines terroir wines from the Uco Valley, local gastronomy, impressive nature, architecture, and a private art collection unique in Mendoza. Highlighting its 5-star inn and its Killka cultural center, with Argentine and Dutch works of art.
The quality of its wines is determined by stainless steel tanks aged in French oak vats. Structured, elegant, with an intense flavor and color. Not only its wines deserve to be accentuated, but also sparkling wines, another of the registered brands of Bodegas Salentein.
The design of La Cava is incredible, with a piano inside and the compass rose occupying a large part of it, with its points oriented towards each cardinal, to represent its relationship with the rest of the world. This magnificent scene is presented nine meters underground and is shown on the tour, where the Art Gallery is also accessed.
Haute cuisine proposal with an extensive history of 130 years in the industry, endows with an Italian mark, inspired by the Renaissance, in the province of Godoy Cruz. Pioneer in the introduction of French vines, varietal wines, importation of oak barrels, and hiring of international consultants.
The exploratory and innovative spirit has given its wines interesting colors and varied perfumes, from red fruits to jams, passing through spicy notes. Elegant and powerful on the palate, they are positioned at the height of internationally renowned titles. The winery is complemented by a gastronomic experience by the renowned Chef Lucas Bustos, with products originating from his own garden and paired with the most exclusive wines.
Linea de vinos "Perfiles", Trapiche.
Bodega del Fin del MundoIt is the first winery in the province of Neuquén. The vineyards are located in San Patricio del Chañar, 55 kilometers from the city of Neuquén, where agro-ecological conditions are ideal for growing grapes. In this Patagonian environment, naturally healthy with sandy and stony soils, 870 hectares of vineyards grow.
The distribution consists of 85% red varieties, these being robust and expressive, and 15% white, ethereal and aromatic, among which the following stand out: Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Tannat, Cabernet Franc and Syrah among the first, and Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Semillon and Viognier among the last.
Its wine has a defined, balanced style between classism and modernity. Each one of them contains the spirit and essence of the Patagonian land.