- 1,000 to 1,600 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Join us for a fun and educational day on how to differentiate wine based on a few simple practices that are easily taught and learn how to taste wine like a pro. Tempus Alba Wine Masterclass covers: Mendoza’s flagship and emerging wine districts, discover alternative grape varieties, 1.5 hour hosted wine tastings, how to get the most enjoyment from your wine, the importance of decanting & selecting the right glassware, tasting notes for each guest, great food & wine matching. Enjoy!
- Bottled water
- Coffee and/or Tea
- Alcoholic Beverages
Downtown Mendoza hotels. Ask us if you are in others regions as Lujan de Cuyo, Uco Valley,etc.
We will depart at 9.30 from Mendoza city and drive 30 minutes east to the Maipu region. Here you will visit Bodega Tempus Alba, an artisan winery run by an Argentinean family. With the arrival of their grandparents at this loved land, way back at the beginning of last century, searching for a flourishing life and a place to raise a family; then, their family history began based on love, hard work and hope. Everything here is a family effort, enthused with their passion of sharing the land and its traditions. It is a space Cadillac of winery in an area that is more famous for dusty, adobe style bodegas and giant concrete juice tanks.
An incredible Cloning Experience
The journey of technological innovation proper begins by selecting a bud from a "genetically superior” mother vine, from which bits of green tissue are taken. The bits 13 will eventually sprout a root system and grow in a glass jar under completely sterile conditions. Once the new plantlet is some 10 cm tall, it is divided into small segments (micro-cuttings) that are replanted in another glass container; thus in-vitro micropropagation continues until the desired number of plants is reached.
After a rustication period, they can be taken outside and planted in the vineyard. The economic importance of this technique lies in the fact that from a single bud it is possible to obtain tens of thousands of genetically identical, virus-free grapevines in one year: a woody cane obtained from the winter pruning of an adult plant will take the same time to give rise to a single plant. It is important to note that this technique does not involve genetic manipulation; it consists simply in accelerating a process as natural as millenary. It replaces a climate dependent production process with an industrial production process under controlled and completely sterile conditions, which ensures genetic uniformity, an exponential rate of multiplication, and absolute plant health andtraceability.
We will learn several ways for Malbec to achieve its maximum quantitative and qualitative expression under similar conditions of genetic material and vineyard management. Tempus Alba owners believe that this is the only way to isolate and assess the pure impact of terroir on the production of unique wines with genetic identity in a given geographic region.
Coupled with great food and amazing views, this whirling tour is truly a unique once in a lifetime experience that will set you on the right path to continue your wine journey at home.
• Private ground transportation from and to your hotel
• Private wine class
• The service of a professional, bilingual Mendoza Holidays wine host throughout
• Gourmet lunch with top wines
• Bottled mineral water during the trip
• All taxes
• A terrific day in the mendocinian countryside
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 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Wheelchair accessible
- A minimum of 02 people per booking is required
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.