Wine tours have become a classic in Mendoza. Both residents and tourists joined in the experience of delight in the flavours and fragrances of this drink. So that wineries open their doors and reveal their secrets. Mendoza is a symbol of wine, better wine. It is why Mendoza vacations provide a unique opportunity to learn about the most fascinating aspects of the production of this beverage, sacred and profane at the same time, adopted by all cultures and social classes. At only a few kilometres from the capital, in the area of Lujan de Cuyo, located several of the most important wineries in the country. Most of these complexes offer guided tours of their facilities.
Usually, this type of tours begin in Carmine Granata, a flirtatious Winery founded by an Italian in the middle of the 20th century. Today, their descendants have their own vineyards and continue the family tradition: the production of delicious Malbec, Pinot Noir and Semillon. The visit begins with the observation of the machines in which are deposited the grapes for white wine and red wine. Then the tour continues towards the tunnels where the enormous pools are located. There wines are poured and left for months on end, until they reach the required fermentation point.
The next place is the winery, where drinks are deposited in barrels to mix with the wood and oxygen. The end of the visit consists of a tasting of products in a room perfectly decorated for the occasion. The following wineries are Vinisterra and Baudron, also in the area of Lujan’s whose. The modern facilities of Vinisterra, the most important premise argues that the production of its wines should have less technological intervention as possible. Therefore, the grapes are manually selected and thus derived to stainless steel for its fermentation tanks. After several weeks, the process continues in French or American oak casks, where the wine is aged in temperatures more suitable. Baudron, in change, it is a winery industry. Its vineyards lie to the East of the province, and its fruits constitute the raw material of the most delicious varieties of white and red wine. Visits to wineries are, without doubt, very entertaining and seductive alternatives when tourism in Mendoza it comes. Visit the different wineries tours will give tourists the possibility to learn about one of the most exciting and traditional regional industries.