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ELLA Travel trip to L-Friendly Mendoza, Argentina


ELLA Travel trip to Mendoza, Argentina

We cannot thank enough Tourism Mendoza, Argentina, for inviting us to the 4 days spectacular yearly event of La Vendimia, to discover this amazing region and develop LGBT tourism.


DAY 1/4



On our first day we went to discover the Enoteca, one of the heritage buildings of Argentina’s wine industry, whose mission is to promote the consumption of wine in Argentina, spreading its culture and business growth through communication strategies and actions. The installations were amazing (built in 1902!) and had this powerful tough and romantic touch of passionate wine making.

We then were driven to la Bodega “Casa el Enemigo” (House of the Enemy) for a visit of the winery, wine tasting and a delicious lunch in the company of the other international press guests. Alejandro and Adrianna, the owners of the winery, decided to make a wine together, a wine that would represent their deep respect for history and tradition, and we must say we were delighted to find out their goal has been reached beautifully.

After a short rest at the Hotel Aconcagua we enjoyed a event at the Terraza Mirador Ciudad de Mendoza:”Ciclo Música y Vino en las Alturas” that inspired us deeply, followed by a cocktail at the Municipality of Mendoza where we had the pleasure to share some time with Lic. Gabriela Testa, Presidenta del Ente Autárquico Turismo Mendoza.


DAY 2/4



Early in the morning of day 2, after a short but restful night, we were taken to Tunuyán.

Tunuyán is a city in the west of the province of Mendoza, Argentina, located on the western shore of the Tunuyán River, 80 km (50 mi) south from the provincial capital Mendoza. Along with the Tupungato Department and the San Carlos Department it makes up the “Valle de Uco” region, which is famous in the Argentine wine industry for its important and modern vineyards and wineries.

We were amazed by the amazing nature, traditional architecture and historical monuments that make this region an absolute delight for all senses.

After a few hours enjoying the beautiful sights, we discovered a winery that is probably of of the most beautifully designed one has seen so far: Bodega O Fournier, one of the leading wineries in Ribera de Duero.

There we enjoyed a hilarious cooking class in which we both learnt delicious tips to give an Argentinian regional touch to our home cooking, followed by a splendid lunch by the waterside.

We enjoyed the lunch so much, and the company of the other international journalists, that it was hard to go back to the Hotel to get ready for the amazing Parade “Via Blanca de las Reina”, the White Avenue of the Queens.

This is a parade of brightly colored floats which pass through the main avenues in the center of the city. Each float represents a different department of the province and carries each department’s elected queen, accompanied by her entourage. The parade was filled, the public was very enthusiastic and happiness was thriving all around. One must admit that Argentinan women are very beautiful and warm, as much as their culture, but this; we already knew ;).


DAY 3 + 4/4



Saturday was marked by the visit at another wonderful winery, Trivento, specialised in the production of Malbec wines, and in which we also enjoyed a succulent lunch. We really have seen some of the best of Argentina during this stay!

However, the cherry on the cake has been the amazing National Party of La Vendimia in the Greek Theater Frank Romero Day, in which we have enjoyed amazing shows and entertainment!

Songs, dances, lights… an event of massive magnitude!

On next day, we finished this stunning press trip with a visit to the Bodega Nieto Senetiner, that elaborates one of the best Argentinian wines since 1888.


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