Wednesday April 06, 2016
Together with a group of fellow students in Buenos Aires, we decided to go and explore Mendoza. I am so glad we did, we had a great time in Mendoza! Of course we couldn’t miss the wineries! We were with a group of 12 and, since we were the last to be picked up, we went straight to the first winery called Bodega Domiciano. They explained how the wine was made and let us try different grapes. They also showed us the wooden tubs with wine and where the bottles were kept. And last but not least, we got to try different wines, which was really nice at 10.30 in the morning.
Tuesday April 22, 2014
When you study Spanish in Argentina, one of the most enticing areas to visit during a weekend is the province of Mendoza. Wine, mountains, and asados; this is the province of Mendoza in three words. Nine students of Amauta Elebaires visited this beautiful region from March 21-25, 2014. All of the students affirmed that it was a breath taking experience.
We began our trip on Friday March 21st at the ‘Estación de Omnibuses’, a huge bus station in Retiro that almost looks like an airport. At 8:00 p.m. we were settled in our comfortable seats in an impressive double-decker of Via Bariloche. The seats and on-board catering gave us the feeling that we were flying business class. Everyone had a good night of sleep.
The next morning at about 10:30 a.m., we arrived in Mendoza. After taking a rest and soaking up the beauty of Mendoza´s high plains, we departed for a real winery tour through some bodegas in the middle of the world famous wine yards. The first one we visited was a more artificial one, called Don Arturo and the second one, Vistandes, was a more industrial one. At the end of both visits, we benefited from a wine tasting. Our last stop was an interesting one. We went to a factory where grape oil is made. Our nice, first day came to an end by eating at a Mexican restaurant in the popular nightlife area of the city.