For the 12th consecutive year, Rally de las Bodegas (RDLB) is bringing together competitive motorsport racers whose love for classic sports cars can only matched by their love for wine.
Organized by the Mendoza Classic & Sport Club, RDLB is one of the most important events for historic cars in Argentina. Annually included on The Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA) international event calendar, RDLB continues to be an attractive event in both sports and tourism in the Mendoza province.
RDLB is the only event of its kind that combines competitive motorsport with an elegant experience along Mendoza's wine routes. Drivers will cover approximately 700 km over the course of three days, stopping along the way to enjoy gourmet food, Polo exhibits and winery visits set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Andes.
Starting and finishing in the center of Mendoza, the event kicks off on Thursday, March 13 with The Pulenta Estate Challenge and an opening cocktail reception at the Park Hyatt Mendoza. The next morning drivers will leave the city and fuel up with breakfast at Finca Agostino, stop for lunch at Villas Del Malbec and end the day at Cheval des Andes. The final day, Saturday the 15th, will include a first stop at Bodega Dante Robino and lunch at Francis Mallmann´s Siete Fuegos at The Vines of Mendoza. The final stage will end at Bodega Los Toneles before drivers return to the city for an awards ceremony and dinner to conclude the event.
Casa Antucura offers murals, paintings and sculptures to be enjoyed, along with a huge library featuring more than 8,000 books. Guests can tour and sample wines from the Antucura winery and cellar.
Set among 1,500 acres of pristine vineyards in the Uco Valley at the base of the Andes, guests will experience the warmth of the Argentine wine region and settle into modern architecture in conversation with the majestic rise of rugged mountains.
In the heart of the Uco Valley, this large hotel offers a great option if you'd like to spend a few days in the vineyards in a traditional hotel. The hotel provides amenities, good beds, and the standard services.
Set along a riverbed in Tupugato, this offers a very authentic, country experience in Argentina, complete with sheep, goats, and horses.
The vineyards of Bodega Salentein, one of Argentina’s top producing wineries, surround Salentein’s quaint Posada (inn), which has 16 rooms.
Tupungato Divino is in the middle of the Uco Valley’s wine route. A product of two Argentine families, this lodge is secluded within five hectares of Argentine wineries and the beauty of the Andes.
Provincial French details with local Argentine ingredients make this farmhouse-style restaurant a great place to check out in the hottest part of The Uco Valley.
Internationally acclaimed chef Francis Mallmann creates inspired regional dishes, showcasing Argentina's famous beef and exceptional wines.
This rustic restaurant is located in the beautiful Manzano Historico in the Uco Valley, where Argentina’s San Martin famously returned from the Andes after liberating Argentina, Chile and Peru.
Originally this was the only restaurant in the Uco Valley. Since the wine industry and tourism there has boomed over the last decade, there are now other restaurants on the scene, however La Posada de Jamon remains a top choice locally.
Named after one of the best bistros in the world, La Tupiña in Bordeaux, this restaurant in Guiltallary is a great spot for fusion food.
Tupangato Divino is owned by professionals from Buenos Aires who came to enjoy a simpler way of life and share great cuisine. Located in the middle of Uco Valley vineyards, this remote destination has the blissful advantage of a great Andes view.
Founded in 1945, Gimenez Riili is a winery that has embodied Argentine passion and excellence for wines for years. With a cozy winery run by a father and his Argentine sons, this winery focused on small, high quality production.
When walking through the winery, you will notice it is designed in the shape of a cross. This design of Salentein's entire property is meant to be both spiritual and practical, intriguing the visitors while making wine production efficient.
With 180 degree views of the Andes, The Vines of Mendoza’s Uco Valley Tasting Room offers a unique opportunity to barrel taste, blend your own wines, and even see barrel fermentation in action.
The large colonial villa style winery produces lots of different varieties including the less common (in Argentina) Pinot Gris. However their most interesting experimentation is with different malbec clones.
Finca Sophenia is focused on producing great wines in a genuinely unique “terroir” in the foothills of the Andes.
The Mariflor vineyard has come to life based on a vision Michel and his wife, Dany.
Visitors eat amazing asados paired with great Mendoza wines, fly fish, trek, and of course horseback ride. This excursion is nothing short of a real Mendoza ranch experience.
One of the hottest dates to mix rock n roll and wine is confirmed for Saturday May 3rd at Clos de los Siete. The Monteviejo Wine Rock Tour is back and planned to be better than ever.
Through May 2013, in celebration of the 2012 harvest, the artistic works of Mendocinian artist Gonzalo Anton, will be displayed in Gimenez Riili Winery, located in the Uco Valley, in the Vista Flores region.
Through July 28, 2014, Bodega Salentein's Killka Art Gallery will feature a collection of drawings, paintings and sculpture from three diverse Mendocinian artists.
Easter Sunday, April 20, in Mendoza is an opportunity to really experience a traditional Argentine Sunday, which involves lingering over lunch with family and friends with plenty of food and bottle or two of vino.
On May 5th, rockers and wine lovers alike will gather at Monteviejo Winery in the Uco Valley, within Michel Rolland's Clos De Los Siete projec, for an afternoon of rock and roll and wine tasting as the 3rd edition of Wine Rock Tour kicks off.
Killka is a wide gallery that features murals, sculptures, and other artistic works all focusing on agriculture in some way. The space itself mimics allegories of viticulture and irrigation at the agricultural oasis.