Dates 3 Sep '12 to 12 Sep '12
Flexible? Multiple Dates
Est. Cost 1,979 - 2,100 CAD (CAD Canada Dollars)
Type Tour Participants Wanted
Name Chile & Argentina Wine Experience
I am very excited to announce that I have an amazing opportunity to combine two of my passions together, Wine and Travel! I have teamed up with one of the best tour companies G Adventures (Formerly known as Gap Adventures) for an ultimate 10 day wine and culinary experience throughout Argentina and Spain!
As bold and robust as a Malbec, this exclusive 10 day private tour serves up the brave world of South American wine. Starting in Chile, we will visit incredible wineries outside Santiago in the Maipo Valley. The Maipo Valley is one of the oldest wine producing areas in Chile.
It extends from the foot of the Andes to the middle of the Central Valley. Known for mostly for producing well balanced reds, the Maipo Valley produces bold Cabernet Sauvignons that have been receiving international recognition.
They also produce in order of hectares planted, Merlot, Chardonnay, Carmenere, Sauvignon Blanc, and Syrah. This region has some of the largest traditional Chilean wineries as well as many up and coming boutique wineries.
We will then cross the Andes into Argentina. The Argentinean wine industry is the fifth largest wine industry in the world. We will explore wineries in Mendoza, Argentina’s main wine region. Mendoza accounts for nearly two-thirds of the countries entire wine production. Mendoza is located in the eastern foothills of the Andes, in the shadow of Mount Acocagua. This area has a very interesting climate. The vineyards are planted on average 1,970-3,610 feet (600-1,100 meters) above sea level.
This is one of the highest altitudes in the world grapes are planted! Malbec has emerged as the most important variety followed, in planted acreage, by Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. We will enjoy winery tours and a cooking class in Mendoza where we will learn the traditional food preparations of the area.
We will finish this amazing culinary travel experience off in Buenos Aires with a evening tango and Dinner Show. We will eat, drink, and dance through the “Paris of the Americas” Salud!
I want this tour to feel like a small group of friends traveling through some of the best areas South America, so this exclusive tour has a very limited space. There will be only 12 spots available for this tour. After that I do plan on offering additional tours to other famous wine regions throughout the world.
Chile & Argentina Wine Experience
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