Looking for something more out of your Mendoza wine experience? A tour designed specifically for die-hard winos, you’ll gain unparalleled access to the best wineries of Mendoza. This VIP tour will give you a special behind-the-scenes look into the vineyards of Mendoza where you will actually get to meet all the people involved in the winemaking process. Join Local Guides Myva or Adam, two experienced Mendoza wine experts, at this visit to three very unique and prominent vineyards.
At each winery, you will get a private tour and the chance to meet the winery owners and winemakers themselves. Learn the secrets of making the finest wines and participate in an extensive barrel and tank testings and horizontal and vertical tastings. Throughout the day, you will enjoy exclusive tastings of 15 premium, iconic, and vintage wines, not typically opened on normal tours.
Your Local Guides have also carefully selected each vineyard to represent the varying sides of Mendoza’s wines. First, you will visit one of the region’s pioneering wineries, which has set the benchmark for premium wines in Argentina. Then, to get a sneak-peak of Mendoza's winemaking future, you will also see boutique and garage style projects, now part of a new generation of winemakers who are changing the face of the region's wines.
For lunch, enjoy a delicious 3-course food and wine pairing menu in a small boutique winery. The perfect tour for wine enthusiasts, learn the true spirit that goes into Mendoza’s world-famous wines during this exclusive, one-of-a-kind tour.
We’re a couple of wine lovers, brought to Mendoza by our mutual love of viticulture. We first met at a winery, so I guess you can say wine has a special place in our hearts. Since 2005, we’ve lived and worked together in Mendoza, and are now raising our family here. Through our years working in the wine industry here, we have been lucky enough to cultivate wonderful friendships with those responsible for making, growing, and serving great wine. We have tried and tested countless winery tours and restaurants, and are constantly on the lookout for hidden gems. Now we want to share all this research with you to give you a more unique perspective on Mendoza and its wineries! Hopefully, by the end of a tour with us, you’ll understand a little better why we both decided to stay here for so long.
Growing up in Washington state with a family of winos from California, wine and skiing have always been part of my life. In fact, these two passions brought me to my now adopted home of Mendoza. I originally came to Mendoza to ski the Andes in 2005. While the skiing was magnificent, it was the wine that truly captured me. I started visiting the wineries and fell in love with Malbec.
I decided to extend my stay in Mendoza, and worked as a wine guide for one of Mendoza’s top agencies. I loved meeting new people, making wine much more accessible, and, of course, just engaging in good conversation. After three years of working for the agency, I decided I wanted to host tours my own way, to make wine tours more unique and fun. I’ve been leading tours with my wife, Myva, for the past 6 years and couldn’t be happier.
Of Argentine-Welsh descent, I was born in Buenos Aires and grew up in the UK, so I always felt connected to both cultures. It’s the Argentine part of me, I think, that drew me towards my love of wine. I first caught the “wine-bug” when I was living in Bordeaux in 2002, and ever since then I’ve worked in the wine industry.
Then, a 3-month trip to Mendoza turned into 8 years of living and working in Mendoza’s fascinating wine industry. After taking numerous wine and viticulture courses, I decided to become an International Sommelier and spent two years studying at the Argentine School of Sommeliers in Mendoza. Today, I am a professor at that same school. I love teaching about wine, so when I’m not training young sommeliers, I’m either hosting tastings or guiding wine tours.