The musings of The Vines of Mendoza staff and friends on all things Mendoza.
By Amanda Barnes, June 27 2014
Ski season is upon us! Head down to Las Leñas for the best early winter snow in Mendoza.
By Mariana Onofri, June 26 2014
Becoming a great 'pruner' is almost like becoming a great artist. It requires great effort, care and sensitivity.
By Amanda Barnes, June 23 2014
Journalist/blogger Amanda Barnes talks with The Vines of Mendoza's winemaker Pablo Martorell about this year's unusual harvest in Mendoza.
By Amanda Barnes, June 16 2014
Mendoza is a great spot to catch World Cup passion. Where to go to catch the game is not the most obvious, so follow Amanda's guide for the best spots in town.
By Sharon Nieuwenhuis, June 13 2014
Pictured here: The Vines' Pablo Gimenez Riili, his brothers, and father Eduardo
By Amanda Barnes, June 12 2014
New flavors of Peru arrive to Mendoza with the opening of Sabores de Peru restaurant on Aristides Villanueva. If you are looking for a break from asado, this stylish family-run restaurant is a breath of fresh air and a tasty oasis in Mendoza.
By Mariana Onofri, June 06 2014
Mariana Onofri and other wine experts spent time with Georg Riedel to determine the best glasses for drinking Argentina's famed Malbec and Torrontes.
By Amanda Barnes, June 05 2014
Mendocinean artists exhibit at Salentein's art gallery Killka: Fernando Rosas, Juan Castillo and Osalvo Chiavazza.
By Sharon Nieuwenhuis, May 30 2014
"I passed through Mendoza in January of 2007 to climb Aconcagua, had to pull off the mountain early due to weather, and the spare “stuck” in Mendoza led to wine tours, to falling in love with the people, the food and of course the wine."
By Luiza Mariano, May 27 2014
One ordinary night during dinner my parents José Carlos and Angela Mariano began to wonder about the possibility of making their own wine. But the idea seemed to be unreachable, just a dream ...
By Mariana Onofri, May 27 2014
It’s not easy to do a vertical tasting of 10 years of wine. It can seem a bit strange, but for the Argentinian wine industry that has changed a lot in the past 10 years, these tastings can highlight a lot of history, changes, trends and projections.
By Amanda Barnes, May 23 2014
In Mendoza this weekend you'll hear everyone talking about the 25 de Mayo and asking what your plans are ... And/or If you have no idea why this date is important, here's the lowdown ...
By Sharon Nieuwenhuis, May 21 2014
We’re excited to share our latest ratings from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, and personal commentary from Luis Gutierrez with you.
By Amanda Barnes, May 21 2014
Everyone is going a bit loco over the upcoming World Cup. Not just because Argentina suffers from a severe case of football fever almost every day of the season, but also because this year the World Cup is being held in neighbouring Brazil. To get you in the mood for World Cup fever, here are three top Argentine football moments.
By Amanda Barnes, May 17 2014
This last week I’ve been down south exploring the gorgeous wilderness of Patagonia, which definitely needs to be on everyone’s bucket list. At the same time, I’ve been exploring the wine lists and cellars of various dining establishments and here are five fabulous wines to try.
By Vines of Mendoza, May 12 2014
Today's staff spotlight features Nicolás Garcia, our Housekeeping Manager. We asked him a few questions to uncover how he ensures we create the greatest possible guest service at The Vines Resort & Spa.
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 Amanda Barnes, April 08 2014
Caminos Del Vino returns for a fourth year!
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.