Behind the flavors, colors, and aromas of each glass of wine is a special signature, carefully crafted by an artist himself. Go behind the scenes of your wine and learn what it is like to be a winemaker, a profession that seamlessly blends artistry with science.
On this one-of-a-kind winery tour, you’ll get to meet the winemakers themselves and ask them anything you’ve ever wondered about the winemaking process. Local Guide Peter is a former winemaker and will introduce you to his colleagues, who will give you personalized tours of their vineyards. They will walk you through all their fieldwork as they check tanks, examine grapes, and even let you taste the wines from the barrels.
Experience the wine in the most realistic way possible, just as the winemakers do on their day-to-day basis. You will also get to sit down with the winemaker and together enjoy a gourmet 5-course lunch with wine pairings. Whether you’re a connoisseur or a novice, the best way to learn about wine is from the person who actually makes it. Immerse yourself in an unforgettable experience with the people whose hands, brains and hearts are responsible for wines beloved around the world.
Growing up in Mendoza, wine has always been a big part of my upbringing. For example, when I was just 7 years old, my dad would pour a drop of wine in my sparkling water as part of a family tradition to introduce me to the taste. Later, when I was 16, my family opened a wine shop where I helped out and first learned the ins and outs of the wine world. While I eventually went to university to become an engineer, I could never keep myself away from the wine industry.
At age 23, I got a job at The Vines of Mendoza, a top tasting room in the city's downtown. There, I not only became an expert wine taster, but I also got to watch people react and fall in love with different wines as I have. Seeing the pure joy they experienced really reaffirmed my passion, and so I dropped out of engineering school to work as a sommelier in Barcelona and Andorra.
After experiencing life as a sommelier, I wanted to try another aspect of the wine world, so I returned to Mendoza to study to become a winemaker. Since then, I have worked in the wine industry for over 14 years in every way I could. I’ve sold it, taught it, tasted it, and made it. Now it’s time for me to do what I do best: share it. Out of everything I’ve done, my favorite is showing people my world of Mendoza wines. I love watching people fall in love with its different flavors, helping them learn how to taste it properly, and, most importantly, seeing them have fun with it!