Quinta Rufino Hostel
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... a lovely glass of unoaked C******nay. We were then brought on a tour of the production area where we were treated to a glass of a 2014 vintage Sauvignon Blanc to compare with the 2012 vintage which was ready for the market. The difference was quiet stark. The 2014 vintage was cloudy and quite sharp where as the 2012 vintage was clear & smooth to taste. Next came a taste of the house red blend and then we moved inside for our tasting. 4 different wines & then ...
... off to the mountain road outside to get some fresh air. Slogging up the hill I saw a bicycle with a person dressed in green approaching.I had seen this cycle tourer earlier on the way up and now the bike had finally caught up with us. I ran across the road as I saw the cyclist taking a rest.
“Do you speak English?” I asked
“Yes,I do,a little” she replied in a heavy French accent.
We started talking as I was keen to get to ...
... skies opened once again. Which was quite interesting really - I'm not sure I've ever been able to pinpoint before the exact moment that someone's sense of humour fails. And, no, apparently laughing does not help.
Back at home, bike sent off to be fixed, we settled down to 2 days of hiding from the rain. Reading books, playing with the kitten who turned up and occasional dashes to the vegetable garden were all we achieved.
Luckily after those two days the ...
... a sheltered warm-water pool which got quickly invaded by children shouting and splashing water. Not quite the relaxing day we had in mind, but it was still a pleasant break from the heat of the city.
Christmas is fast approaching and as we decided to spend it in a remote village surrounded by vineyards in northwestern Argentina, Mendoza is our last chance to go shopping. To find what we had in mind turned out to be a mission impossible, although the city ...
It's still raining. Our bus is booked for 5pm but thanks to the torrential,sideways rain we can't do a lot until then. So we packed our bags, checked out, put our bags in the lockers and just chilled out in the hostel. We played some pool...well, Chris played some pool. I don't know what game I was playing but he kept winning!! We went to the supermarket to get some food for the bus as dinner on the buses so ...