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Wine, Tall Mountains

Mendoza, Argentina

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HELLO!

A few days ago we book a few tours to recommended things in Mendoza: a winery tour and Alta Montana. Judith (the German girl I met in Bariloche, Argentina) and I booked at Campo Base.

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Yesterday we went to a few wineries, a sweets shop, and an olive producer. Argentina is the fifth largest in wine production in the world. Famed for it´s Malbec. Besides wine, olives and honey are a large Mendoza export.

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We started out going to a mid-sized winery called Weinert wines. Bodega y Cavas de Weinert is located in Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina. German owner Don Bernardo C. Weinert, founded and continues to run this now international operation. There we tried 4 wines; i liked their 2006 Malbec the best.

Next was Bodega Cecchin, an organic winery. Again tasted and liked the Malbec.
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In addition to wines, I tasted olives and olive oil at "Lau"
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And chocolates, sweet liquiors, etc at a sweet shop
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Today we took a tour to Cerro Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas, and the highest mountain outside Asia. It is nestled in the Andes only about 15km from Chile.
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We also went a few other places:
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It´s beautiful! Today was very sunny-- I GOT A SUNBURN (note: not a bad one, but got one).

Good couple days, enjoy the pics!
love and adventure!
xoxo
meg

Posted by meepatte 15:56 Archived in Argentina Tagged backpacking

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