Rev up your engines for Rally de las Bodegas 2014

Uco Valley

Overview

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.

For more information visit: http://www.rdlb.com.ar/ or https://www.facebook.com/rally.delasbodegas

 

 

 

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In the region

Antucura

Antucura
Essential Experience

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.

The Vines Resort & Spa

The Vines Resort & Spa
Essential Experience

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.

Fuente Mayor

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.

Los Chulengos

Set along a riverbed in Tupugato, this offers a very authentic, country experience in Argentina, complete with sheep, goats, and horses.

Postales de Uco

With quaint rooms, impeccable personal and friendly service, and set right within a vineyard this is a great option for people looking to stay in Uco Valley wine country.

Tupungato Divino

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.

Finca Blousson

Finca Blousson
Essential Experience

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.

Francis Mallmann's Siete Fuegos

Francis Mallmann's Siete Fuegos
Essential Experience

Internationally acclaimed chef Francis Mallmann creates inspired regional dishes, showcasing Argentina's famous beef and exceptional wines.

Ilo

In a carnivore’s country like Argentina, it can be tricky to get fish in a restaurant, but this popular place specializes in seafood, including shellfish (mariscos).

La Posada del Jamon

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.

La Tupiña Bistro

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.

Tupungato Divino

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.

Gimenez Riili

Gimenez Riili
Essential Experience

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.

La Azul

La Azul
Essential Experience

La Azul had humble beginnings as just a vineyard, selling harvested grapes sold to local winemakers. Today it is a thriving boutique winery with a reputation for great quality red wines and attention to detail.

Salentein

Salentein
Essential Experience

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.

Bodega Piedra Negra (Francóis Lurton)

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.

Diamandes

This impressive winery is one of the newest built in the Uco Valley and has architecture that will leave quite an impression. The winery is named after a cross between Diamond and Andes.

Qaramy

Qaramy means "poetry" in the ancient quechua language, a native South American language spoken primarily in the Andes. The name symbolizes the winery's expression of loyalty, tradition and commitment to its terrior and wines.

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Estancia Rancho `e Cuero

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.

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Wine Rock is back at Clos De Los Siete

Wine Rock is back at Clos De Los Siete
Essential 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.

Gonzalo Anton Art Exhibit in Gimenez Riili Winery

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.

Killka Art Gallery Art Exhibits - 2014

Through July 28, 2014, Bodega Salentein's Killka Art Gallery will feature a collection of drawings, paintings and sculpture from three diverse Mendocinian artists.

Where to Lunch on Easter "Pascua" Sunday

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.

Wine Rock Tour 2013

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 Gallery at Salentein

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.

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