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... were on the right bus heading in the right direction. We asked the driver to tell us when we were there and headed to Mr Hugo's, a well recommended bike rental company. The guy himself was in the shop, a lovely oldish guy, Spanish spoken and very helpful. He told us all the wineries that were good to go to and how long and far each one was away from here with a helpful map. We rented the bikes around 11am, some wineries opened till 4pm and some till 6pm so we were glad to ...
... we survey the leafy garden with its own small pool. The posada's dog Tommy patrols the perimeters, periodically seeing off any other dogs, real or imaginary, with a ferocious bark, before resuming his afternoon siesta under the table.
Christmas Eve morning, we set off on bikes along dusty back-roads to explore. We manage to take in a wine tasting at the Vestides winery. With Christmas now ...
... into my new domain. It was Friday Asada (BBQ) night so I got to try some of Argentina's famous beef and my first Empanadas. Oh and of course some local Malbec wine. I detected some Aussie accents and soon enough become acquainted with some new friends. Day two we gathered together to hit the streets to get bus tickets and find our own way out to the bike hire store on the outskirts of town. Nick a young lawyer from ...
... used as storage for the oak barrels as well as learn about what they are all about. Our first tasting session was very civilised where we tried a Torrentes which was a different style to those we had tried before and had awesome acidity. A small production and one of the few bottles we bought on the day. We then tried a Malbec before we tried one of the best wines of the year I've had. A blend of 65/30/5 of malbec/cabernet and petit verdot it was ...
... to add to his repertoir and interested us with his history of 50 years of travel as an antiques trader and interpreter in Afghanistan!
I tried to buy you a bottle dad but Nico was not easily convinced to carry bottles for the next few months in his bag (I dont have any more room in mine.... too many pillows!).
Above all.... we have to emphasize the awesome and abundant birdlife we ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility