Donald Hess established a Mount Veeder vineyard in 1978, recognizing the potential for great winegrowing. The Hess Collection winery is a historic site in a native stone building hewn by masons in 1903.
Art and Culture
Villa Della Torre - Winner in the category "Art and Culture"
Estancia El Cuadro offers the wine tourist a wide range of activities on its winery and ranch in the Casablanca Valley. Among these experiences are horse-drawn carriage rides through the vineyards, a tour of the grapevine garden where a viticulturist explains 26 grape varieties and the characteristics of the soil, a range of wine tastings and tours of the property and a Chilean rodeo, where cowboys (huasos) show the visitor their horsemanship skills as well as the tack worn by the horse and the outfit worn by the cowboy.
Preserving the knowledge of Vinho Verde through the culture and art objects and documents, aims to involve all the Vinho Verde producers and work as a team to promote the excellence of our region in Portugal and abroad.
Located 40 minutes away from Mendoza City, Santa Julia Winery has a Wine Cellar for tourism where visitors from all over the world, every day of the year, can find an awesome spectrum of enotouristic alternatives. It is in this place where the Art Gallery is located.
From the year 2003 to the present, Bodega Santa Julia Art Gallery is a space for local artists to exhibit art, giving visitors the opportunity to combine the world of art and wine. The most distinguished Mendocinian artists, sculptors, draftmen and ceramists have exhibited in Santa Julia with a sustained agenda overtime for more than 15 years. Three times a year the works of art are rotated, making the space a dynamic backdrop for events and wine tastings. The Art Gallery is the place for contemplative enjoyment of wine and Argentine culture, the pillars of any great touristic experience.
Villa Canestrari - Winner in the category "Art and culture"
The Hess Collection winery is part of a historic site where wine was first produced in the 1860s. The original stone structure, hewn by masons in 1903, is now joined by The Hess Art Collection, a world- class showcase of contemporary art. Current Release Tastings are offered on a walk-in basis (subject to availability), and the Hess Collection offers a variety of exclusive culinary experiences featuring menu items from the winery’s culinary gardens (available by appointment).
Together with their parents the „three Wagner brothers“ and their wives run the 300-year-old family business within the historical centre of Essenheim. Each family brings in their skills in the maximum way which creates a winetouristic world to experience.
Originally the six Wagners are an oenologist, historian, mineralogist, journalist, biologist and hotel manageress. They create the frame for their especially culturally coined winetouristic experience.
Whether with a cabaret stage or farm festivals, wine and crime readings or children’s events in the vineyard where the young generation takes care of its patrons vines – the Wagner winery lives wine culture.