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A view over a winery and the Andes in Mendoza

Reaching the highest levels in South America: wines, food and the Andes | wine tour

It is hard to say which part of our South America tour is the most memorable. The wine tastings, the winemakers, the landscape or the food. The empanadas, the grilled meat cooked outside over open fire, the young winemakers who talk passionately about their terroir, the top quality icon wines or the spectacular bus journey […]

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Chile & Argentina, January 21 – February 3, 2019

Chile & Argentina, January 21 – February 3, 2019

South America, the unique wine tour to Argentina & Chile! Join us on a fantastic voyage of discovery in the vineyards of Chile and Argentina! And a breath-taking trip over the Andes. — Chile and Argentina. Two wine countries on each side of the Andes mountain range. Both with grandiose scenery. And some of the […]

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Sunrise over Mendoza City and the Andes

Mendoza: What to see and do, and where to eat | a quick introduction

It’s as if someone had laid out the city on a chequerboard. The streets form a nice square pattern, at least in the old centre, around the central square, Plaza Independencia. Mendoza is a city that is at the same time big and small. It stretches far out from the centre but still feels like […]

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Vineyards on the hillside, Chile

Chile & Argentina Wine Tour

South America, the unique wine tour to Argentina & Chile! Join us on a fantastic voyage of discovery in the vineyards of Chile and Argentina! And a breath-taking trip over the Andes. — Chile and Argentina. Two wine countries on each side of the Andes mountain range. Both with grandiose scenery. And some of the […]

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Morning view over Mendoza City and the Andes

Once-in-a-lifetime South American wine tour: Chile and Argentina

Although the wine is the star in this two-week trip, it is filled with other experiences as well. We will get to know these two countries, Argentina and Chile, South America’s most important wine countries, not only through their wines, but also through their gastronomy, nature, cities and rural areas. We will get to know […]

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The private bottle cellar at Finca Sophenia, Mendoza

Six Argentinean wineries excelling in quality on the South America wine tour

Argentina is a country that has lived through many ups and downs. In spite of all turbulence it has a very active wine industry and the country ranks as the world’s seventh biggest producer. The by far biggest and most important wine region is Mendoza, where the BKWine wine tour began in Argentina after having […]

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Mendoza dominates wine travel in Argentina. Be careful who you travel with

If you are thinking of going wine travelling in South America you will inevitably have thought of Mendoza in Argentina. You are not alone in that. Mendoza is the largest wine tour destination in South America. It is also the largest wine region in South America. Mendoza accounts for some two thirds of the wine […]

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The barrel cellar with grand piano, Bodega Salentein

Argentine wines on a high level, wine touring in Mendoza

The first time I came to Mendoza on a wine tour in Argentina I planned to travel over the Andes by bus. I had heard much about that road trip. The road reaches 3000 metres (9000 ft). The landscape is deserted, devoid of vegetation, almost as a moonscape. You should be careful to not make […]

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A glass of red Domaine Bousquet wine

A special winery visit in Argentina, at Domaine Bousquet

Argentina is a long way away. When in Argentina, Mendoza is a long way away. Two hours’ flight time from Buenos Aires. When in Mendoza, the Uco Valley is a long way away. And almost at the end you find Domaine Jean Bousquet. Domaine Bousquet is the story of a French wine producing family from […]

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Top ten wine tours destinations for 2014

What the very best wine travel destinations are depends on what you want to do. Every wine lover wants to experience different things. Some go to the wine country to seek out those wines that cannot be found elsewhere, others go there to see those world famous chateaux. Or for the landscape, the food, the […]

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The vat hall at the Trapiche winery in Mendoza

The Mendoza wine region: a land of amazing contrasts

There are two ways to get to the Mendoza wine region. Either you fly in, from Buenos Aires or Santiago (or from somewhere else). Or you come by road. The “easiest” road to take is over the Andes from Chile. Not that there is anything particularly easy about driving across the Andes. I have done […]

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