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Travel Blogs from San Rafael
... leaning their back on a filled wine barrel.
The first wine produced by this bodega was a failure. Thousands of full bottles of the ‘failed’ wine have been placed on shelves lining the walls of the room to which potential buyers are taken for tastings. The centre piece in this room is a huge table made of marble taken from the Andes mountains, whose snow-capped peaks can be seen from the bodega’s picture windows. We heartily approved of the three wines we ...
... quick “good luck” as they set you off on your way to visit every winery you can before it either gets dark or you fall off your bike.
The Australian girls, Kristin and I chose the Maipu valley for our trip. Maipu bikes got us set up with bikes, including baskets for wine with the girls and actual suspension for me (I’m not sure who got the better deal). We started at our first winery, a small bodega with our first tasting. The ...
... three different wineries and all were pretty much the same: Walk around the winery, learn how they process the grapes and bottle the wine, then get a glass of something you don´t necessarily want, then leave because you didn´t get to taste the pinot noirs, cabernets, or malbecs. At the first place, we got a glass of some champagne (okay, okay - ¨sparkling white wine¨) which is called ¨espumante¨ here. At the second place, we tried ...
... to The Netherlands.
After browsing around and applying for some jobs, around 18:00 I went for dinner. I found a small place where they sold chicken fillet. So I ordered a chicken fillet but got a chicken roast. Maybe it's my Spanish ;)
After my dinner I went back to the hostel and took a nice long shower. Around 19:00 is the best time, you don't sweat anymore and still can enjoy ...
... large rabbit, cute factor was ridiculously high..
Judgement on Mendoza? A must see and stay for as long as you can - beautiful squares, really chilled, food & wine amazing, not too expensive and weather is fab - we would have stayed longer if it hadn't been for the fact we had to get the only bus that week down South.
Anyway, we managed to get to the bus station on time and as we manicly ran over to our ...
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Espana San Rafael
The guy at the desk looked like a James bind villain but was wonderfully helpful? the elevator was scary. The halls were a bit dark. The room was large and comfy. Great, interesting stay.
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