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.
After that, we went to another winery, Florio, where they produce sweet wines. Again they explained how the wine is made and afterwards we got to try it. We tried 4 different wines and the last one was one of their ‘dangerous wines’. They call it dangerous because it contains a lot of alcohol.
The next stop was the olive oil factory Pasrai. The guide showed us around the factory and explained the production process with the different machines. Afterwards we tried a little bit of the body lotion they made, and we ate different olive oils and pastas with bread. They all tasted so good, yummy!
After the olive oil factory it was time for lunch! We went to a very beautiful and cozy place. We drank some wine and ate bread and fish, which was nice! We hung out there for a little bit before we left for our next visit.
The next stop was another winery! They showed us around using a nice route that took us underground, which was very special to see. Again, we finished with another wine tasting. And no, we did not have enough yet!
Our last stop was a chocolate factory, how nice! It was small, but they had so many different things to taste! They of course had chocolate, but also 8 different types of dulce de leche, marmalade with wine flavoring, olive pastas, and many different special liquors. We got to taste a lot here and I loved it!
After the chocolate factory they brought us home again. We were a little bit tipsy from all the wine tasting, but it would have been such a waste to pass up good wine, right?!