Gimenez Riili

Uco Valley

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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 (one Pablo Gimenez Riili, Co-Founder of The Vines of Mendoza), and focused on small production of Mendoza’s finest red wines as well as white wines worth fighting for, Gimenez Riili provides a gem of an opportunity to learn about Mendoza, its wine, and showcases passion for excellence.

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Our Pick: Gimenez Riili Gran Reserva Malbec

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Gimenez Riili Perpetuum Premium Syrah 2008

A dark violet color, the nose is meaty and spicy like a good Syrah murmuring hints of cinnamon spice, cedar, tobacco and leather.

Gimenez Riili Reserva Malbec 2008

Dark cherry color with complex red stone fruit mixed with some interesting dried spices.

In the region

Antucura

Antucura
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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
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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.

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

Almacen de Uco

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.

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.

La Azul

La Azul
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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
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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.

The Vines of Mendoza

The Vines of Mendoza
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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.

Domaine Bousquet

The Bousquet family moved its winery from Southern France in 1998 and settled in Tupungato where today the winery continues to combine their European traditions in winemaking with the climate and terroir of the Uco Valley.

Familia Mayol

In 1989 Matias Mayol and his father bought land in the Uco Valley and started producing grapes, soon becoming one of the most important grape producers for high altitude wineries in Mendoza.

Monteviejo

With one of the most accomplished winemakers in Argentina, Marcello Pelleriti, also the head winemaker for Chateau le Gay in Pomerol, Monteviejo is well-known for its high scoring wines; their Lindaflor earned 93 points from Wine Spectator.

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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
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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.

Rev up your engines for Rally de las Bodegas 2014

Rally de Las Bodegas is the only event of its kind that combines competitve motorsport with an elegant experience along Mendoza's wine routes.

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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