As you enter Argentina’s wine capital, you’ll discover two worlds converging - tradition and innovation. Giving the perfect introduction to Mendoza’s wineries, fun and friendly Local Guide Peter will show you just how these worlds collide in a delicious full-day tour. A former winemaker, Peter will share his knowledge and passion for Argentine wines in a relaxed, yet exciting, way. Taking you to both a traditional and high-tech winery, this tour is far from typical; you’ll actually get to talk to the people who make these delicious wines possible, including the farm workers, winemakers, and winery owners.
Of course, a day at the wineries wouldn’t be complete without tasting the wines themselves. At both wineries, you’ll taste a range of delicious wines from each vineyard as Peter gives you tips along the way to help you make the most of your tasting experience. Enjoying the wine to its full potential, you’ll then indulge in an exquisite 5-course lunch at the winery, each course hand-selected to go with the perfect wine. An excellent tour for wine connoisseurs and novices alike, you’ll not only discover why Mendoza’s wines are so renowned, but you’ll also have a great time doing so.
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!