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Emerging Uco

Argentina, South America

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Boutique accommodations Exertion level: 2
Operator: Liz Caskey Culinary & Wine Experiences 12 people max
  • Mendoza, argentina
  • Culinary & Wine Travel trips
Home to gauchos, fútbol aficionados and die hard tango dancers, beyond “BA” (Buenos Aires), Argentina stretches for more than 2,000 miles from north to south. Explore the tropical jungles of Iguazú falls, the red Andes of Salta with high-altitude vineyards; quiet, swiss villages in the Lake District; whale watching on the Peninsula Valdés; the wild west of El Chaltén and the granite peaks of Mt. Fitz Roy; or the wine hubbub in Mendoza. And then, of course, there’s BA. One of the world’s great capitals, the city slyly seduces shoppers, art lovers, gourmands, and cultural hounds. It will slowly woo you and make you never want to leave.

Epicurean adventures abound. Be prepared for the steak of your life; sublime culinary creations of “modern” Argentine cuisine; a highly addictive treat called medialunas (croissants); and that slinky Malbec flowing freely. Argentines are passionate and intensely friendly. They will show you the time of your life if you let them. Viva la Dolce Vita!

Liz Caskey Culinary & Wine Experiences immerses you in Argentine culture with insider access to amazing experiences, extraordinary people, and palate-delighting food and wines, and mindblowing landscapes. Our journeys will connect you with the Argentina’s people, touch your heart, and speak to your soul.

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Argentina, South America

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3 testimonials about the provider, Liz Caskey Culinary & Wine Experiences:

  • Reviewer: located in Shreveport, LA USA.
    “Our trip through Chile and Argentina with you was truly memorable. You’ve done a great job at establishing relationships in the wine industry as well as the hospitality industry – and it all shows in the finished product that was our trip. We thoroughly enjoyed everywhere we went, the first class establishments where we stayed, and the experience of the whole trip (not to mention all we ate and drank!). We’ve been a lot of places and on a lot of trips – this truly will be remembered as one of our more fun experiences as well as a great educational experience in the Chilean/Argentine wine industry – and our now much better understanding of wine as well as the industry. Thanks.”

    5
  • Reviewer: located in Toronto, Canada
    “We thoroughly enjoyed our adventure with you in the Colchagua Valley--without question a highlight of our three weeks in South America. Your professionalism, expertise, passion and sense of fun brought our trip to what seemed like the perfect conclusion.”

    5
  • Reviewer: located in Lancaster, PA USA.
    “Thank you for all of your assistance in making our trip to Chile and Argentina a wonderful experience! We enjoyed the food, wine, accommodations, culture but, most importantly, our guides. Everyone made us feel welcome. Having lunch at your home was a great way to wrap up our Chilean experience.“

    5

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Special information

  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.

Itinerary

Located an hour south of the action in Luján, the high-altitude Uco Valley has extended beyond Malbec. Many wineries are experimenting with new varietals like Cabernet, Tempranillo, and Syrah. A lush agricultural valley amid a parched desert, the valley floor is dotted by almond trees and orchards. The Andes feel like they are at arm’s length.

Drive to the southern end Uco to La Consulta. One of Argentina’s new wine superstars, the stunning location and quirky, futuristic architecture is the vision of a Spanish entrepreneur whose house specialty is Tempranillo. Get to know this singular bodega and top wines on a fascinating tour.

Not too far away in the village of Vista Flores, drop in on friends making two spectacular Cabernet blends under the expertise of French winemaker extraordinaire, Michel Rolland. You are welcomed into their guest house for a relaxed tasting with local cheeses. Their talent and enthusiasm is palatable—as is Uco’s special, stony terroir.

Lunch is up the road with sweeping vistas of vines and mountains. Talented cooks put their farm-to-table philosophy to practice in this rustic restaurant focusing on regional cuisine and Uco wines.

Across the road, drop by a garage operation where everything is in miniature. Their Cabernet and Malbec have grabbed much attention for their distinct personality and excellent value. Tasting with one of the winemakers. Return over the scenic, rolling hills back to Mendoza.

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