The musings of The Vines of Mendoza staff and friends on all things in Mendoza.
By Amanda Barnes, April 21 2014
We are coming to the end of our Winemaker’s Night season. There have been many wines, a lot of cheese and crackers, and great moments ... but before we say goodbye to one of our favorite weekly events for the winter, let’s take a recap of some top moments…
By Amanda Barnes, April 14 2014
Amanda Barnes learns to become an expert winemaker and grape stomper in just one day of wine camp.
By Tiffany Nice, April 03 2014
There are only a few things that can coax most people voluntarily out of bed at 4am. For our guests vacationing at The Vines Resort & Spa, peacefully resting in their cozy Villas after enjoying an evening full of steak and wine the night before, this can be an even tougher sell. But we’re willing to bet that those who decide to dedicate one early morning to an invigorating sunrise horseback ride won’t regret it. We’ll even ensure there’s a siesta space waiting for you upon your return to the resort later that day!
By Erin McElroy, March 25 2014
My parents came to visit me here in Mendoza in February, and were very excited to dine at Francis Mallmannʼs Siete Fuegos in the Uco Valley, having recently cooked a meal using recipes from his cookbook. Itʼs time to taste the real deal!
By Madeline Blasberg, March 16 2014
In the midst of Vendimia madness, one of Mendoza’s downtown plazas sets out upon a celebration all its own: Festa en Piazza. The Plaza Italia Fiesta blankets Italy Square, one of the city’s 5 downtown plazas, and fills it with celebration for a handful of nights in early March. Organized by the Italian Federation and staffed by local Argentine-Italian families, the food, the music and the mayhem are all to celebrate Argentina’s Italian roots.
By Vines of Mendoza, March 12 2014
Winemaker's Night: Flecha de los Andes
By Amanda Barnes, March 12 2014
One of the biggest names in wine, Steven Spurrier, was recently in Mendoza to judge the Argentina Wine Awards. A world renowned wine writer and former merchant, Spurrier is most known for organizing the now infamous Paris wine tasting of 1976 where he invited wine experts to blind taste and judge great Bordeaux wines alongside Californian reds.
By Amanda Barnes, March 12 2014
This year’s Argentina Wine Awards saw some great wines come to the fore, and 58 gold awards, 256 silver awards and 276 bronze awards for the 650 wines tasted. After a week of judging with a panel of international wine experts, the winners were announced at a gala evening on February 21 at Bodega Escorihuela Gascon.
By Amanda Barnes, February 25 2014
You said that your father had always dreamed of having his own winery, which he succeeded in doing. Do you have any wine related dreams for your future or for the winery? The dream is to reach a greater market. We have always had a personal contact with people, so not to reach it in a massive way but with limited production and that has something special behind it.
By Amanda Barnes, February 17 2014
To kick off the Winemaker’s Night’s 2014 season, Patricio Reich, the owner of Renacer winery, came to The Vines' Tasting Room in Mendoza city to introduce all six of their wines to the audience of tourists and expats last Wednesday evening.
By Amanda Barnes, February 12 2014
One of the loveliest events of the summer calendar, 'Jazz on the Lake' at Parque San Martin returns on February 17th.
By Vines of Mendoza, February 12 2014
Looking for the perfect wine to accompany your Valentine’s Day celebration? We’ve selected five delicious Argentine wines that perfectly fit the romantic spirit of this holiday.
By Vines of Mendoza, February 10 2014
What's sexier than sitting in a beautiful vineyard-surrounded restaurant looking up at the sun setting over the Andes?
By Amanda Barnes, February 07 2014
If you are planning to reach a loved one through the stomach this Valentine’s Day, there are some foods that simply have to be on the menu.