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N86 AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2017

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This is

Mendoza
Argentina

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Mendoza in western Argentina is
a gorgeous mix of vineyards and
mountains. The mammoth Andes
tower above lush plantations of Malbec
grapes, irrigated by melted snow and
bathed in constant sunshine

Photo Credit: Aaabbbccc (Shutter Stock)

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The Roof of the

Americas

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At 6,962 meters (22, 841 feet), Mount
Aconcagua is the highest mountain in
the Americas and the tallest peak outside
the Himalayas. It is a mecca for mountain
climbers and outdoor enthusiasts from
all around the World.
Photo Credit: Papa Bravo

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A Proud

Province

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Argentinas emblematic cowboy, the
gaucho, is a proud symbol for the people of
Mendoza. Hardwork and determination
has seen the creation of a huge oasis in the
desert and high mountains

Photo Credit: Eduardo Rivero

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With Rivers

of Trout

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Wild trout hide in the countless, high
mountain streams and larger rivers to the
south. Other habitats include high altitude
lakes at the foot of volcanoes. It is possible
to fish all year round in Mendoza.

Photo Credit: Alfredo Cerra

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Where to Fish in Mendoza

Up Close and

Personal

Estancia San Pablo

Estancia San Pablo,


Valle de Uco
This working ranch is a narrow
valley that runs all the way
to Chile. Fine food, excellent
fishing on a private river and
gorgeous scenery make for a
memorable day..

Season October to April.

Photo Credit: Jorge Aguilar

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Where to Fish in Mendoza

Bone fishing in the

Andes

Rio Grande, Malargue.


Southern Mendoza borders
romantic Patagonia. Rivers
such as the Rio Grande are
famous for their generous
sized trout.

Season March to June

Photo Credit: Jorge Aguilar (above)

Lucas Gimenez (left)

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Where to Fish in Mendoza

High Altitude
Fishing

Photo Credit: Jorge guila

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El Tigre, Uspallata
At 2,600 meters above sea
level, (8,530 feet), the river
El Tigre offers fishing amidst
crisp, clear mountain air and
crystal waters.

Season all year round.

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Where to Fish in Mendoza

A River Runs
Through it
A River Runs Through it

Ro Mendoza and
Potrerillos lake
The Rio Mendoza is a coffee
colored torrent of water
that becomes crystal clear
for three months of the year
and feeds the expansive
Potrerillos Lake.

Season: May to July

Photo Credit: Jorge Aguilar

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The Lap of
Luxury

Editor: Charlie OMal

There is no need to rough it when fishing


in Mendoza. Accommodation ranges
from 5-star city hotels to luxurious
boutique wine lodges. One of the most
famous and exclusive is The Vines Resort
in Valle de Uco

Courtesy The Vines of Mendoza

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lley

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One Thousand

Terrazas de los Andes


Wineries
Andeluna

La Azul

Mendoza is one of the most


productive wine regions in the
World. The choice of wineries
is overwhelming and varies
from the old and historical to

Finca Agostino Don Manuel Villafae

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Mendel Renacer

Tapiz Atamisque

Dominio del Plata

the modern and high tech.


Many wineries now offer
multi-course gourmet lunches
and excellent food and wine
pairings.

Salentein Ruca Malen

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Direct Flight

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How to Get Here
Not only the famous condor flies
above Mendoza, Mendoza Airport
is now a busy regional hub with
many daily flights. Santiago de
Chile is a 30-minute flight from
Mendoza. Buenos Aires is less than
two hours away. There are also now
direct connections with Lima, Rio de
Janeiro, Sao Paolo and Panama City.

Photo Credit: MacAdder

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Wings of a Dove

Guayascate Lodge.

Los Chaares

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Argentina has some of the
biggest dove populations
in the World. In Cordoba
province alone there are an
estimated 20 million. What
was a nuisance for farmers
is now a big attraction for
dove hunters.

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Flock to
Cordoba

Los Chaares

Los Chaares Lodge

Guayascate Lodge

Luxury hunting lodges in


Cordoba offer the best in
accommodation.

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and
Entre Rios

Los Ombes

Los Ombues Lodge is set amidst the rolling hills and extensive pastures
of Entre Rios province. Vast areas of ponds and marshes provide ample
bird life such as ducks, perdiz and doves. There are 20,000 acres of
natural brush and some 30 million doves. Besides wing shooting, Los
Ombues also offers dorado and piranha fishing in the nearby Parana river.

Los Ombes Lodge

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CREDITS
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THE WINERY GUIDE
Driving time from Mendoza City Restaurant Lodging Art Gallery

CITY Terrazas de los Andes

The fine wine sister of Chandon


Cruzat

A boutique traditional sparkling wine


Argentina is a beautifully restored producer with gorgeous bubbles that
bodega with well-appointed tasting can be enjoyed from their terrace
room. Best Wine: Cheval de los overlooking vines. (261) 5242290,
Andes. (0261) 488 0704/5. Thames Costa Flores, s/n, Perdriel, www.
and Cochabamba, Perdriel, Lujn de bodegacruzat.com
Cuyo. www.terrazasdelosandes.com
Alta Vista
Los Toneles
Matervini Masterful mix of modern and
City Center winery Los Toneles traditional. Tasting includes
has a charming Old World feel Two Malbec pioneers - Santiago distinctive Torrontes or single
and excellent restaurant. It is a Achaval and Robert Cipresso, vineyard Malbecs. (0261) 496 4684.
five minute walk east of the bus break new, exciting ground with lzaga 3972, Chacras de Coria, Lujan
station.Direccin: Acceso Este rich, mineral wines from unusual de Cuyo. www.altavistawines.com
Lateral Norte 1360, 5519 Mendoza. terroirs. This tiny, boutique
(0261) 431-0403. Open everyday. operation only sells from the
www.bodegalostoneles.com winery. Cobos 2142. matervini.com.
Tel. 261 5616691. Renacer

Nieto Senetiner
LUJN Located in a beautiful old winery

DE CUYO in Chacras, Senetiner was founded


in 1888 and makes a great range of
wines and sparkling wines. (261) 496
9099, Guardia Vieja S/N, Vistalba,
Lujan de Cuyo. www.nietosenetiner.
com.ar

Chandon

The original foreign investor, French-


owned Chandon has been making
great sparkling wines in Mendoza Clos de Chacras
since the 1960s. (0261) 490 9968.
R.P.15, Km 29, Agrelo, Lujn de Cuyo. Charming boutique operation with
Renacer www.bodegaschandon.com.ar nice history. A five minute walk
from Chacras plaza. Best Wine: Gran
Renacer Kaiken Estirpe. (0261) 496 1285/155 792706.
Monte Libano s/n, Lujn de Cuyo.
This Chilean-owned winery creates This rustic 80 year-old winery houses www.closdechacras.com.ar
the label Punto Final. Small, modern a new venture by the prestigious
operation with tours that include Chilean winery Montes. Big and Budeguer
a hands-on lesson in blending. powerful wines, destined for fame.
Brandsen 1863, Lujan de Cuyo. (0261) 4761111-14 INT 113 / Mobile Modern-style Budeguer winery
(0261) 524-4416 or 524-4417. www. (0261-153 530 789) /Mobile (0261-155 offers you the chance to blend
bodegarenacer.com.ar 509 453) wine and art in a warm and relaxed
atmosphere. Its superb terrace is
Pulenta Estate Familia Cassone open until 8pm and it is the perfect
spot to sip a glass of Malbec enjoying
Cool minimalist design and rich A charming, family owned winery the sunset. Reservations required
complex wines make this a winery in a beautiful setting. Try the at turismo@budeguer.com or (0261)
with finesse and style. Best Wine: jasmine tinted ros amidst the 6830749- www.budeguer.com
Cabernet Franc. (0261) 155 076426. pastoral splendour of the owners R.P.N.15 Km 31,5 Agrelo, Lujn de
Ruta 86, Km 6.5. Lujan de Cuyo. expansive garden. Anchorena y Cuyo. Mendoza.
www.pulentaestate.com Terrada. (261) 424 6301. www.
familiacassone.com.ar Ruca Malen
Mendel
Excellent food, great guiding and
An old style winery ran by one of first-class wines. The pairings over
Argentinas most famous winemaker lunch make for an unforgettable
dynasties the De La Motta family. culinary experience. (0261)
(0261) 524 1621. Terrada 1863, Mayor 5537164 / 4540974. R.N.7 Km
Drummond, Lujan de Cuyo. www. 1059, Agrelo, Lujn de Cuyo. www.
mendel.com.ar bodegarucamalen.com

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THE WINERY GUIDE
Driving time from Mendoza City Restaurant Lodging Art Gallery

The Vines of Mendoza

MAIP VALLE A cooperative of international wine


lovers who have all bought a vineyard
DE UCO plot each in Uco Valley to make their
own wine with experts. Add to this
a fabulous 5-star hotel and Francis
Mallman restaurant and Uco Valley
will never be the same again. Ruta 94,
Finca Agostino Tunuyan. (0261) 461 3900
Finca Sophenia
Elegant and picturesque winery Modern, high tech winery in La Azul
with ancient vines and walled stunning location. High quality
orchard. Offer superb lunches and wines overseen by Matias Michellini.
cookery classes. Carril Barrancas www.sophenia.com.ar (02622) 154-
10590, Maipu. ( 261) 5249358. www. 45622
fincaagostino.com
Domaine Bousquet
Trivento
Another French transplant to the
Located in the bucolic splendour of Andean foothills of Valle de Uco,
southern Maipu, Trivento is owned this sizeable operation produces Atamisque
by the Chilean Concha y Toro. This high altitude Chardonnay, Merlot
modern winery has a beautiful deck set and Malbec. Ruta 89. Tupungato. This Uco winery has some great
amidst the vineyards and offers bicycle www.domainebousquet.com (0261) white wines, a unique stony roof and
excursions within the property. Ruta 60 5274048 they breed their own trout which is
y Canal Pescara, 5517 Maip, Mendoza. served in the charming restaurant.
(0261) 413 7196. www.trivento.com (0261) 156 855184. R.P. 86 (Km 30), San
Corazon del Sol Jose, Tupungato. www.atamisque.
AMP Cava com
A stark, modern winery with big,
Premium wines made from different concentrated reds. Californian Diamandes
terroirs but all by renowned winemaker owned and inspired. Tunuyan. Tel.
Karim Mussi Saffie. Technical tastings 0261 659 0043.www.corazondelsol. Modern, imposing winery with
and a close proximity to the city com. magnificent wines, part of
make it a recommended visit. Gmez prestigious French group Clos de los
Adriano 3602. Coquimbito. Maip - Siete overkooked by Michel Rolland.
(261) 4813201/4668048 La Azul Calle Silva S/N. Vistaflores. (0261)
4760695.
Simple, small production winery
El Enemigo with not so simple Malbecs, a small
traditional restaurant and now a Bodega Masi
One of Argentinas most talented beautiful lodge. (02622) 423 593.R.P
winemakers Alejandro Vigil 89 s/n. Agua Amarga, Tupungato. Fascinating Italian job in the heart of
opens the door to this colorful and www.bodegalaazul.com Tupungato with commanding views
unconventional boutique operation. and commanding wines, especiially
Boisterous, gourmet lunches offered. the Amarone inspired varietals and
Videla Aranda 7008, Maipu. (0261) unusual blends. Tel. (0261) 156539573.
697 4213 www.masitupungato.com

City

Lujn de Cuyo
Carinae

Carinae
Maip
Small, charming, French-owned
winery offering personal tours and
well-honed wines. Surrounded by
vineyards and olive trees. (0261) 499 Valle de Uco
0470. Videla Aranda 2899, Cruz de
Piedra, Maip .
www.carinaevinos.com

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