Clos de Chacras was established in 1987 by the grandchildren of Italian-Swiss immigrant, Bautista Gerónimo Gargantini. Gargantini first arrived to Mendoza in 1883 and before he got into the winemaking business his first venture was purchasing cattle in the Uco Valley to sell in the city at El Mercado Central. Today, Mercado Central is still a popular market to visit for locally sourced meat and produce.
The winery's building has a history of its own. Dating back to 1921, the building has been restored and updated with new technology and equipment, but the small details in the original architecture have been preserved.
The winery sources grapes for its Gran Estripe line from the Lunlunta-Maipu area and the rest of its wines are made from grapes grown in La Consulta and Tupungato areas of Mendoza.
In addition to visiting the bogea, Clos de Chacras also offers lunch and dinner options at its restaurant. The menu combines Mediterranean and regional styles of cuisine made from high quality seasonal ingredients.
Reservations are required for visiting both the winery and restaurant.
Guests enjoy the beauty of green gardens lined with magnificent trees, a swimming pool, barbeque area and one of six spacious rooms or an apartment.
Robles de Besares, a house turned into a sanctuary for travelers, is a unique Chacras de Coria spot. The owners of Robles de Besares make good customer service a priority.
Southernmost prides itself on customizing every tour experience by learning a great deal about the traveler and their interests before making arrangements. They are known to include adventure and wine tasting, and whatever else suits the traveler.
Over 3,000 local visual artists will display their works on Saturday April 12 and Sunday, April 13 at Espacio del Monte, located just outside of Mendoza city in the charming district of Chacras de Coria.
This quaint Chacras gallery displays rotating expositions from two to four Mendocinian artists year round. Open daily, it is a lovely way to spend a day in this lovely town between the vineyards and the city.