- 3 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Slip into a hidden cellar in Palermo, Buenos Aires’ hub of speakeasies and secret cafes, for a memorable wine tasting. On this 3-hour guided tour, get to know the grapes of Argentina, with a focus on its famous malbec wines. Nosh on ‘picada,' Argentine hor d'oeuvres, as you sample malbecs and other varietals during a tasting customized by the on-site sommelier. Afterward, try fernet at a local bar. This tour tinged with cloak-and-dagger is capped at 12 people, ensuring personalized attention.
- Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
- Free drinks included
- Get inside tips from a local
- Fully narrated tour
- Professional guide
- 1 glass of Malbec wine at the start of the tour
- Wine tasting session and tapas
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
José Antonio Cabrera 5507
Uriarte, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Meet your in-the-know guide in the trendy neighborhood of Palermo Hollywood, part of Palermo Viejo, populated with designers and hipsters who trawl art galleries, cafes and boutiques that sprout up in the old Spanish-style homes and converted warehouses lining the cobblestone streets.
Inside a chic art gallery, kick off your 3-hour tour with a glass of malbec wine, and listen to your guide’s introduction to the dark and spicy varietal that started in French Bordeaux vineyards. The grape, however, thrived in Argentina and is today the country’s most well-known wine.
After that delicious taste, you’ll want more. Follow your guide to a secret wine cellar open just for your small group’s tasting session. In this intimate setting, your sommelier tells you everything you need to know — cultivation, process and bottling — about malbec as well as other varietals.
You'll taste about five wines, paired with scrumptious picada, artfully arranged appetizer plates of usually meats, cheeses, olives and breads. The sommelier tailors your tastings and may also offer cabernet sauvignon, syrah and the white varietal torrontés for you to try, depending on what's available the day of the visit.
Continue on to one of Palermo's best local bars, where you can taste a real fernet. Discover what makes this bitter liqueur so widely popular among locals. Here is where your tour ends, where you can explore the best nearby spots in Palermo on your own.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- It is recommended that you wear comfortable walking shoes
- Minimum age is 18 years
- Minimum age to drink wine is 18 years
- Small-group tour limited to 12 people
If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
We have a great time and our guide, caroline, was the best! She gave us so many ideas for the few days that we are staying in BA. we would like to send her a tip—-can you help with that?
I did this tour my first night in Buenos Aires and I was not disappointed. Our tour guide, Nadia was fantastic! She was a lot of fun and very knowledgeable. We started at two contemporary art galleries where we had a glass of rose malbec wine. We then went to a wine bar nearby for a tasting of 4 wines. One white, two Malbec and one red blend, all of which were very good. Finally, we ended our night down the street on a rooftop bar for a glass of fernet con coke. What a wonderful start of my trip!
Nadia was a wonderful guide. We had such a lovely evening with her walking around the Palermo district both Hollywood and Soho, stopping in at two art galleries, as well as tasting wonderful wine from the Mendoza region. At Pain et Vin, we had a wonderful discussion with the salesperson. He was so knowledgeable about the region and the wines we tasted. This wasn't as good as going to Mendoza, but we didn't have a lot of time in Argentina to begin with, so this was the next best thing.
Absolutely loved this tour. Small and intimate, we four of us and our guide had a tasting at an art gallery and then walked a short time to our next stop at a wine tasting place and had a sommelier go through a few tastings with us. then off to a little neighbourhood bar on the roof top for their Bueno Aries drink called Ferne. We weren't too keen on it, but it is always nice to try the local specialities.
A great evening!
My guide Laura was amazing: knowledgeable, gracious, intuitive, and very well-organized. I cannot recommend this tour enough. I took it my first night in Buenos Aires, and it wholeheartedly reinforced my enthusiasm for the entire city, as well as Malbec.
Wonderful tour that started out with a visit to an art gallery opening, enjoying a glass of wine and mingling with Argentinians and purchasing small art souvenirs. Then a wine bar with a charming and expert presentation by one of the proprietors on Argentinian wines, especially Malbecs, with ample tasting and tidbits to eat. Ending at a rooftop cafe with Fernet and Coca-Cola! Our local guide for the entire occasion was perfect and professional throughout. A lovely way to get oriented to the vibrant wine scene in Buenos Aires.
Our host Nadia was AMAZING!!! Great way to get to know Palermo and the locals better!
It was a fun evening but we really felt we had been substantially over charged for this experience! We had 4 wines at the wine tasting session which was good but the tapas were very meagre indeed - a bit of bread and cheese. We had a white Malbec at the art gallery which was nice. Could not understand why we had to meet at the first art gallery which played no part in proceedings at all and was out of the main Palermo Soho area. There were only 4 of us on the 'tour' and the guide, whilst very pleasant was not that knowledgeable. Overall, we were disappointed. Please note - I rarely do a bad review of anything but we felt strongly we had been 'ripped off'.
Lucy was a fantastic guide and very knowledgeable regarding the wines we tasted. Wine pourings were plentiful and wine and small bites delicious. We were with one other couple. Tour was exactly as described. Have fun and enjoy the intimate settings.
We had a very nice evening, I can only recommend the wine tour. We visited several art galleries in Palermo, started the wine tasting with a glass of Blanc de Malbec in one of them, then continued it in a wine bar, where we tried several excellent wines worth mentioning was an amazing Torrontes. Our guide was a very pleasant company and told us a lot of interesting stories about the history of the neighborhood, the wines and the Argentinian life style. We ended the evening in a nice bar where usually locals go after work, and tried one of their favorite drinks, the Fernet Branca with Coke. It was a small group - 6 tourists and 2 Argentinians which joined us at some point during the tour. One of the loveliest evenings we spent in Buenos Aires.
Anna, our guide was well informed and shared the history of Argentina on our walk to the first stop at a gallery where we tasted a white Malbec! We were the only 2 people in our tour, which made it more personal. Afterwards, we met up at the winery with some women from Australia and enjoyed 5 wines and picata with them.The wines were luscious! Although.... very expensive, so we did not purchase any.
Had an awesome, informative tour. The wine store carried majority boutique wines very nice sour dough break, cheese etc.. I also had the opprotunity to try rose and white as well.
awesome! it was really a local's experience. between art galleries and bohemian districts
Awesome wine tour! Lucy, our guide was wonderful, really knowledgeable and helpful.
My friend and I had an excellent time with Lucy exploring the art galleries and tasting some amazing wine in Palermo. I can't say enough about how much Lucy and the shop owners taught us about Buenos Aires and the culture and the wines of course. We even went back to the wine shop a couple days later to try some more amazing wines. It's a really laid back tour with some genuinely kind people. I learned a LOT about the wines of Argentina as well. highly recommend!!!!