Looking for fun!
The itinerary wasn’t too difficult to decide, since the objective was very clear: Wines, Food Girls and Fun.
Arriving in Mendoza we decided to visit a few wineries, but we quickly realize that we didn’t have any car, or much money to rent one. So we went for the bargain. We found a cheap car for rental, the problem was…it used to be a hearse.
Well there wasn’t any sticker on the doors but you naturally get less attractive driving around the town in a hearse .
The funny part was the reactions when you arrive into the winery driving a hearse! Needless to say that people rather prefer to see a Christmas sleigh flying out from the winery than actually to think about the winemaker’s health.
The ride was great but the visits were a bit commercial in my opinion, It was not easy to find small producers in the area since the wine tourism was far from being developed in the region 4 years ago.
The best visit was without any doubt at Miguel Minni. A friendly small producer that received us without previous appointment and offered us a tasting from all his wines. He has a decent Malbec and a fair Cabernet, some fresh sparkling as well.
Mendoza definitely worth going, but make sure you rent something else than a hearse to drive around. It’s a shame not having any pictures of the vehicle that brought us so much fun during that day.
Query: Have you ever had good or bad experiences in visiting wineries without appointment?