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“Sit outside”
Review of Valle de Uco

Valle de Uco
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Tupungato
Certificate of Excellence
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Clearlake Oaks, California
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85 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Sit outside”
Reviewed 12 August 2014

The tables may not be set up outside when you visit, but it is worth asking. The sterile interior bustles for Sunday lunches for families, and especially the elderly. Nothing special, but not actually poor, deserves another half a star.

Visited August 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Scenic valley, delicious wine, fantastic guide!”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

My wife and I spent five days in and around Mendoza, but our day trip to the Valle de Uco was by far the most picturesque and relaxing. Katrina and I are generally do-it-yourself travelers, but knowing the day would involve plenty of driving and plenty of wine, we decided to hire a guide we had met a few days earlier, Cristobal Ortiz Maldonado. To anyone looking to make a similar trip, I cannot recommend Cristobal strongly enough (www.winetourmendoza.com). On very short notice he lined up tastings and tours at three vineyards -- two boutique vineyards and one larger producer -- and a fantastic outdoor lunch set against a sweeping landscape of vines and mountains. He kept his car impeccably clean and his conversation interesting, and at each stop he would immediately fade into the background to give Katrina and I privacy to enjoy the wine and the scenery. When I mentioned in passing that I wanted to find a good Argentine-made knife to bring home, he said he knew a place in Tupungato where we could stop on the way home. The place, KDS Cuchillos, turned out to be exactly what I was looking for. Cristobal's prices were reasonable and his service was tremendous. It happened to be our last day in Mendoza and we had an evening bus to catch to Buenos Aires. Without even being asked, Cristobal offered to wait outside our posada while we settled up the bill and fetched our bags and then he drove us to the bus station 20 minutes away without charging us a dime. Obviously, besides giving him a tip, I promised to write him a stellar online review to help him build his business. Here it is! Thanks again Cristobal!

Visited April 2014
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wellington, ontario
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wine splendour at the food of the Majestic Andes!”
Reviewed 21 March 2014

South of Mendoza, Valle de Uco is well worth the drive to discover immense wineries, which are really grape plantations as far as the eye can see. And the culinary experience rivals any other in the world.

Visited February 2014
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“The most beautiful Valley.”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

This is what the pictures in the guide books show. Endless vineyards with snow-capped Andes in the background. Make the trip south of Mendoza and stay.

Visited February 2014
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful Scenery & fabulous Vineyards”
Reviewed 8 March 2014

We visited Bodegas Salentin at 11am. It was an amazing place with a Grand Piano in the Cellar that luckily someone else in our party was permitted to play. The whole place was fantastic and the wine tasting was excellent. We tasted 4 wines here and they were all delicious. We then went onto Andeluna Cellars and had a 'Private Tour' which gave us another view of a smaller Vineyard against the vastness of the more modern Salentein. We had a Wine Tasting, 7 in all, outside so we could gasp at the backdrop of the Andes. The wines there were superb also. We then went on to have a Wine Tasting lunch just across the road at a tiny vineyard 'La Azul' ! The food, wine, scenery and service were all fabulous. Lots of wild Guinea Pigs running around, a Fuchsia Tree buzzing with Hummingbirds right by our table! Excellent value for money and the quality of the food outstanding. Would love to re-visit the area and to more Vineyards if this small snippet is anything to go by.

Visited February 2014
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