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.
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.
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.
In addition to wines, I tasted olives and olive oil at "Lau"
And chocolates, sweet liquiors, etc at a sweet shop
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.
Judith and I
We also went a few other places:
Puente del Inca
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!