- 8 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Discover and enjoy on first-hand the secrets of everything related with Catena Zapata. 100 years in Argentinian viticulture and 4 family generations. This is a day for total delight, a tour of the best Argentine wines and a tour of the family that took Argentine wines to the world!
- Small group ensures personal service
- Lunch included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Wine tasting
- 4-course lunch
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
- Entry/Admission - Bodega Catena Zapata
- Entry/Admission - Bodegas CARO
- Entry/Admission - Casa El Enemigo
- Tips in restaurant
Centrally located Mendoza hotels
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
Returns to original departure point
Tuesdays and Fridays
This High-End Tour is designed to encounter, taste and enjoy the best wines of Mendoza. We propose to live this experience in small groups (of no more than 10 people) composed by wine travelers who share the same interest in this fascinating drink.
We begin the day picking you up at your hotel between 8.30 and 9am. Our first stop would be at Bodegas Caro: Two cultures, two families, two vines, one wine.
Caro Winery was born after a partnership between Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Chateau Lafite) and the Catena family. The excitement around it was quickly reflected in a project: make a single wine from the union of two cultures (French and Argentinian) and two vines (Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon).
Bodegas Caro is located in the heart of Mendoza, in a completely renovated cellar that dates from late 1800s. The cellar is the project's master axis and keeps wines since 2003. Since the beginning, the aim of the winery has been to select the best terroirs to magnify the marriage between Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon.
After tasting 3 premium wines, we move straight to Catena Zapata in Agrelo, Lujan de Cuyo.
Since Don Nicola Catena arrived from Marche, Italy in late 1900 it's been just over a century. Since that first vine so far, there has been 4 generations who dedicated themselves to produce wines. But the third generation, with Nicolas Catena Zapata was the one that made them take a leap of quality Argentine wine and brought them to compete and win to even the best European wines. That dream come true is continued by Laura, the daughter of Don Nicolas.
The winery Catena Zapata received an avalanche of awards and prizes for its wines which were consolidated from its exceptional quality and beat even the European wines.
Through this tour we are entering the history of the Catena Zapata family, tasting their wines "Angelica Zapata" in its emblematic pyramid winery.
Our last stop would be at Casa El Enemigo… inspired by Alejandro Vigil’s childhood with his grandfather, searching the simplicity for its present, and chosen as the temple where they sit and dream of the future. Cultivator of the day to day, open the game and aims to share the happiness that gives you the “daily thing” from the comfort of his home. "The idea is to follow the project just being home," says Alejandro (Principal Catena Zapata’s Winemaker).
Here we will enjoy a 4 course menu lunch, all prepared with local products.
The tour ends with your hotel drop-off.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
- Minimum drinking age is 18 years
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- A maximum of 10 people per booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Compared to our wine tour experiences in Napa Valley and in Mendoza, this one got the top grade hands down. Not only were the three wineries excellent, but also the planning and execution of the tour by Kahuak was impeccable. We had the good fortune to be guided by Flavia and driven by Gabriel. Flavia's enthusiasm, knowledge and very good English made all the difference. Of course, after some outstanding wines, we started to take it for granted. We started with 3 wines at the Caro winery, a relatively new brand the name joining CA tena and RO thshild, of Lafite located in the renovated oldest winery building in Mendoza. Next we drove to Catena Zapata, where we were treated to 4 excellent wines of this prestigious brand. The guided tours of both Caro and Catena Zapata were truly interesting. Finally we got to the El Enemigo restaurant and winery to top the tour with a marvelous 4 course lunch each with three options and several exquisite wines. There, manager Alejandro, made our visit even more enjoyable sharing lavishly with us the exceptional 2011 Nicolás Catena Zapata about which most of us only dream of, after all, he is the winemaker at Catena Zapata. Compared to this wine tour, all the others were in debt.