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    Mendoza Wine & Olive Oil Tour pt1

    December 11, 2019 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    After our long 17.5hr bus journey from Bariloche to Mendoza we are finally in the wine capital of Argentina! We arrived at 7am so had time for breakfast at our new digs, before booking a wine tour to the valley of Luján de Cuyo, on this tour we visited the Roberto Bonfanti bodega which is a small family run vineyard that specialises in boutique wines. The owner talked to us in Spanish (not helpful, but our helpful tour guide was at hand to translate lol 😂) about the process they use... Then the most important part of trying their wines!! We tried 3 different wines; Single Malbec (screw top aka cheaper wine) then the reserva Malbec and also (which was my favourite as its white) the chardonnay.... It was amazing, so we bought some of course! Next we toured a bigger wine producer in the same area; Dante Robino which produces Malbecs, whites but also lots of sparkling wines too ( yum😋)! The last place we visited was the olive oil producers of Laur, they are the 4th largest producers of olive oil in the world, plus no.1 in South America! Their olive oil and balsamics were lovely too.Read more