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Glass has been essential to the preservation of wine over many centuries and continues to sustain the industry today. Thus it is quite fitting that last year’s Great Wine Capital’s ‘Best Of Wine Tourism’ Award winner in Sustainability in Mendoza was Verallia, one of the world’s largest glass bottle producers.

Bodega Casa Vigil

Sustainable Practices in Bodega CASA VIGIL

4 Conceptual axes of work:

Artists’ House

Cult wine and Product-based Cuisine.

Natural and family atmosphere.

Sustainable  House.

All these working areas are correlated and have one ultimate goal: turning Chachingo into a sustainable destination, where inhabitants feel proud and happy of the place they live. In this way, they will transmit to visitors the love and the strong identity that is breathed in the place.

Our sustainability work essential basis is to develop the community we inhabit: Chachingo, a place located in the department of Maipú, Mendoza. Based on the concept of Local Development, we have started to carry out sustainable practices related to environmental protection and Chachingo inhabitants well-being.

Sustainable Practices:

-Cultural actions with the Community: Chachingo School. School building repairs, paintings and drawings made in the walls of the classrooms by artists from Mendoza. Catering healthy snacks. Fundrising events.

- Organic garden: the revaluation of resources. "Conservation and management of biodiversity is not possible without the preservation of cultural diversity"

- Product – Based Cuisine: It highlights the excellence of raw material almost in pure state, being hardly manipulated by the chef. It also claims to be eco-cuisine, one of the latest trends. It is linked to sustainability and environmental care, which stands for the use of eco-friendly products.

- Recycling: waste separation, searching of recycling plants, transfer and the gathering funds to support the school of Chachingo.

- EARTH CHECK Evaluate: we work with a program that recognizes organizations that engage in sustainable practices. The evaluation is a tool for operators who want to become green, clean and with greater social responsibility. It assesses an operator’s economic, social and environmental impact. 

Bodega Casa Vigil

Casa Vigil is located in a beautiful location in the heart of the department of Maipú, Mendoza. This is a winery that offers its visitors a different outing in which wine and literature are combined to give way to a unique wine tourism experience. Alejandro Vigil takes you to the magic world of Dante’s Divine Comedy in his Casa Vigil.

 

Casa Vigil belongs to the very well-known agronomic engineer Alejandro Vigil. It offers —to locals and visitors- a particular charm originating from the fusion of Maipu’s landscape —a traditional wine region of Mendoza-, innovative architecture and an inviting menu. Each plate is prepared with products from our orchard. The excellently ranked wines are the treasure of the winery where art and history are the pillars of this great sensory experience.

Dante Alighieri’s glorious poem is the conceptual inspiration sensed in every corner of the winery. In the Republic of Chachingo the visitor is offered a tour through Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise with a different pre-established punishment to that of the Italian poet. Here in Maipú visitors are seduced by a blend of flavors and delighted by the whole portfolio of Enemigo wines. Under the eyes of Dante, Virgil and Beatrice, Casa Vigil presents its dishes, which breathe the magic world of the Divine Comedy felt all through the winery. This special winery restaurant offers tourists and locals alike product cuisine, family recipes, plentiful dishes and familiar ambience.

Sheraton Mendoza Hotel - Entre Copas

Every month, a recognized winemaker is invited to serve the best wines he or she makes which are matched with a 5 -course menu to endulge a small group of winelovers at dinner time at 17th level of Sheraton Mendoza Hotel. Thanks to wine, a magic environment flows there and guests and the winemaker who do not know each other become friends, turning a simple wine dinner into an intimate instance of great chats about life, family, success, even painful anecdotes ending in a wonderful memory  for the rest of their lives.

Park Hyatt Hotel & Bodega Monteviejo

In April 2017, we enjoyed the first edition of the “Week of Rock”, an idea that came about by the hand of the well-known enologist of the winery Monteviejo, Marcelo Pelleriti, along with Leandro Livschitz, General Manager of Park Hyatt Mendoza. It was declared of Interest for the National Tourism by the Ministry of Tourism of the Nation, evidence of the magnitude of this meeting that made present a touristic option of various events putting together the Art, Wine, Gastronomy and Music, over six unforgettable days in the province of Mendoza. The activities developed at Park Hyatt Mendoza: Day 1. “Plus+ Arte”, Day 2. Masters of Food and Wine –Rock Edition, Day 3. Wines of the Rock Artists, Day 4. Meet and Greet. The activities that took place at Monteviejo Winery: Day 5. “Plus + Arte” part 2, Day 6. Wine Rock.

 

Casa del Visitante - Viña Santa Julia

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.

Bodegas CARO

The heart of Bodegas CARO beats in an historical urban winery built between 1884 and 1895. The peculiar architecture of the building reminiscent of Neo Roman and Spanish style makes is a landmark of the Mendozan cityscape. In 2003, when Nicolas Catena and Baron Eric de Rothschild bought the old winery, they set up a master plan of structural consolidation and aesthetic restauration. This year, a new space entirely dedicated to wine tourism opened its door to the public for day and night tastings as well as cultural events.

 

Bodegas CARO is located in an historical urban winery from 1884 which has been totally consolidated and restored from 2003 on after it was bought by Nicolas Catena and the Baron Eric de Rothschild.The building reminiscent of Neo Roman and Spanish style opens its door to the visitors for day and night tastings and hosts cultural events in an elegant space entirely dedicated to wine tourism.

 

 

There’s one thing Mendoza really does in style, and that’s a good fiesta. Argentines know how to hold a party and in the capital of wine it is no exception. This year's Great Wine Capitals 'Best Of Wine Tourism' award winner for wine tourism services was Diplomatic Luxury Wines - a wine festival held each year in the depths of winter to bring a little warmth to wine lovers in Mendoza.

The highlight of any dining experience at the Abrasado restaurant at Bodega Los Toneles is the steak. It stole the show as the main course - tender, full of flavour and cooked a perfect pink (or however you like it). The plate was scattered with local aromatics which added a depth to the flavour and complimented the slight smokiness from the grill. This steak alone was reason enough for Abrasado to win the Great Wine Capitals Best Restaurant in Mendoza award.

The best thing about visiting a winery is seeing all the action as it happens: the grapes being picked in the vineyard, brought into the winery and then moving into the tanks where they start their incredible transformation into wine. Being among the hubbub of harvest is the most exciting moment of the year and gives you a profound understanding of how wine is made.

So what happens if you are visiting in January?

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