The Vines of Mendoza

Asado in the Andes


Asado: (From Wikipedia) An Argentine asado is typically a sequence of meats cooked on an open grill by an asador (the cook). The sequence of meats is chorizos, morcillas, chinchulines, mollejas, costillas or asado de tira (ribs), vacio (flank steak), the matambre and possibly chicken and often accompanied by provoleta, a grilled cheese dish.

Andes: (From Wikipedia) The Andes range is the highest mountain range outside Asia, with the highest peak, Aconcagua, rising to 6,962 m (22,841 feet) above sea level.

Combining fantastic meats with one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world is a win/win situation for everyone. On a recent outing the Vines staff spent the day at the base of the Andes riding horses, touring the property set aside for Private Vineyard Estates and eating great Argentine beef. In the dead of winter (July) the temperature was in the high 60's to low 70's! I can't imagine a better way to spend a weekend, unless you can look forward a year or two and imagine that this land will be filled with vineyards growing ultra-premium wines (that hopefully we will be drinking as we asado). Everyone needs to see this side of South America -- a true treat.
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