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Wine, Tall Mountains

Mendoza, Argentina



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.
DSC04319.jpg Me
DSC04321.jpg Judith and I

We also went a few other places:
DSC04322.jpg 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!

Posted by meepatte 15:56 Archived in Argentina Tagged backpacking

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