Bodegas in Mendoza

“Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.”
― Paulo Coelho
Wineries, wineries, wineries. Every where I looked, I saw signs for another winery (bodega). I was in Argentina, specifically the province of Mendoza. Just outside the capital city of Mendoza, there is a small town called Maipú that has wineries galore. For everyone that has ever known me, I love wine, especially Malbec. And here I was in, in the heart of Malbec country.

The best (and safest) way to visit the wineries is by bicycle. Renting a bike is easy; there are rental companies everywhere. I decided to go with  Mr. Hugo’s Bikes, the one my hostel was advertising.  Mr. Hugo supplies the bike and map for the tour and then off you go! Along with wineries, there is also an Olive Oil factory and a handmade liquor and chocolate shop. One of the wineries we visited was Tempus Alba. This place was amazing. Besides making fantastic wine, they have a beautiful facility, vineyards, and an incredible patio with a view of the Cordon del Plata mountains. The ‘tasting’ consists of 6 wines, each a different type of wine. After biking around the countryside for a couple hours, there is no better way to relax then with a glass or six of some of the best wine in Argentina!
menodza winery
Another winery that I love is Bodega Cecchin. It is probably the best Malbec I have ever had and unfortunately, not available in western Canada.  It is a small, family run winery that makes organic wine. Sulphite free wines taste better and are a lot easier for your body to handle. Say good-bye to wine headaches and nasty hangovers.
There is tons of things to do and see in Mendoza, but a definite must is a bike wine tour. It is a great way to see the countryside, get exercise, drink some new wines, and experience first hand how the wines are produced.  I could go on forever about Mendoza and wineries. This lovely country is a place I will re-visit hopefully again in the near future.  If you are down in South America, be sure to spare a couple weeks for Argentina.
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I'm working on see the entire world, one country at a time…31 down, 165 to go. Currently in Berlin.

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