Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Mendoza, Argentina (Argentina's wine country)

Jeff and I went to Argentina for a week in January.  Jeff had to be in Brazil for work so we decide to tack on a week vacation.  Since we visited Brazil last year we decided this year we would go to Mendoza and Buenos Aires, Argentina.   The first 4 days we spent in Mendoza and the remaining 3 days in Buenos Aires.  In Mendoza we enjoyed lots of great wine and food, including fabulous steak.  The steak here in Spain is not very good, so I was coveting a good steak.   

A view from the plane of the Andies.
The city of Mendoza.

We stayed at the Park Hyatt.

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Mendoza.  We actually ate there twice, once for dinner and once for lunch.

The bread basket was AMAZING!!!

Quinoa salad with mozzarella.
Tuna tartar.

Achaval Ferrer was the first winery we visited.  It was a great tour and the wines were excellent.
During our tour we were able to see behind the scences.  Normally you don't get to see the behind the scences unless you visit a smaller winery.
Here we got to taste a view varieties right from the barrel.
The Andies from the winery.
The second winery of the day we had a great lunch, which included wine pairings.  We were a little buzzed by the end and headed back to the hotel for a nap.

Stay tuned for 2 more winery visits.

1 comment:

  1. There are many things to see in Argentina such as Buenos Aires, The Perito Moreno Glacier, Iguazu Falls, Salta and so on. If i talk about the food then it is just amazing.
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