Wine Tour at Uco Valley: Tasting Argentina’s Best High-Altitude Wines (private tour)

  • It’s time to savor some of the best high altitude wines in the world

It’s time to savor some of the best high altitude wines in the world, with a tour of the wineries in the picturesque Uco Valley. Guided by a local wine expert, you’ll have the chance to tour the facilities of three different prestigious wineries while getting an in depth look at the process of wine-making, and of course…tasting their wines!

Located at the foothills of the pristine, snow-capped Andes, the Uco Valley presents the highest altitudes at which wines are produced in the province of Mendoza. With a wide temperature range, constant sunshine, and the perfect soil characteristics, the grapes produced here have reached international distinction and recognition. So it’s no wonder why prestigious winemakers like Moet Chandon, Kendal Jackson, Catena, and Rothschild have all planted vineyards in the Uco Valley!

The grapes flourish in the microclimates in the area, which enables the production of wines with exceptional intensity in color, with important aromatic expressions, and the ideal body of taste. The grapes here have the thickest skin of all grapes grown in the region, giving them a special attribute that makes it possible to produce some of the finest wines in Argentina. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay of superior quality proudly come from the Uco Valley area.

Our full day wine tour starts in the morning, when we’ll meet up with our oenologist (wine expert), who will accompany us throughout the tour. We’ll then head for the Uco Valley, where we’ll stop at 2 of the 3 wineries on our itinerary. Upon touring the winery facilities, we’ll learn about the wine-making process, as well as the agricultural methods involved, including irrigating the vineyards to the care, breeding, and fractionation of grapes to make different types of wine. Now it’s time to taste the wines!

Next, we’ll head to our third winery of the tour. Here we’ll be treated to a gourmet lunch with guided wine tasting, as our guide explains different tasting techniques, as well as the importance of the cork in the bottle and the use of glasses. We’ll have plenty of opportunity to implement this newfound knowledge as we experience the taste of several different types of wines.

Our high altitude wines tour concludes after lunch with a ride back to our hotel, now with a profound knowledge and understanding about what makes the Uco Valley a truly unique winemaking region in the world.

Since you’ll be doing this tour with your own private vehicle and guide, you’ll be able to enjoy each attraction at your own pace; making all of the stops you want while enjoying personalized assistance and care from your expert guide. You’ll also enjoy more convenient and faster transfers from and to your hotel, as there will be no other travelers to pick up or drop off at other hotels.

The wineries options we work with for this tour are the best in the region: Salentein, Clos de los 7, Andeluna, O ’Fournier, Lurton, La Celia, Pulenta Estate and Atamisque. We’ll make sure to select the best available options for you, taking in consideration not only their wines, but also their facilities, customer service, and making sure you visit wineries which will provide complementary, and not similar, experiences.

Note: Lunch might be done on the second or third visited winery, depending on the available visit times for the wineries.

Difficulty: none.

Duration: full day (approximately from 9 to 5 PM, depending on the wineries visited and your hotel location).

Guide: private wine expert guide.

Vehicle: private vehicle (the transfer time from your hotel to the first winery can range between 50 minutes to hour and a half depending on the winery visited and your hotel location).

Includes: visit to 3 wineries with wine tasting, and gourmet lunch in one of the 3 visited wineries.