TRIP REVIEW OF RANDAL & GLORIA BAKER
"We scheduled a small group two-week tour of Patagonia for the fall of 2013. The tour, however, did not include the Mendoza wine region of Argentina. We made the decision to go to Argentina a week before the group tour so we could visit Mendoza. Within 24 hours, Fred sent a very comprehensive five day itinerary and description for a great Mendoza wine adventure.
Over the next few weeks, Fred answered dozens of questions and clarified every issue with the highest level of professionalism and integrity. Through this arduous exchange of information (entirely initiated by us), however, we gained tremendous confidence in Fred and Exploration Journeys.
The three days of wine tasting, touring and dinning were just fabulous. Fred had designed the best possible experience for our relatively short time in Mendoza. We tasted very good wine and had excellent winery tours from a nice variety of old, modern, large, and small wineries.
The gourmet lunches provided by three of the wineries were five star level to say the least. The "Family Table" at Zaccardi allowed us to sample every grilled meat and vegetable raised in Argentina. The lunch at Ruca Malen was as elegant as any we have enjoyed in San Francisco. The entire four days unfolded just as presented in our travel itinerary.
The hotel rooms, the wine country inn, tours, breakfasts, lunches, winery guides, driver, transfers, and overall tour leader exceeded all of our expectations.
We would definitely recommend this tour for anyone with a limited amount of time and a desire to experience as many of the unique qualities of the Mendoza wine region as possible."
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