Mendoza offers all the quality wines, scenic vistas and epicurean escapism as its sister wine-growing regions — Bordeaux and Napa — but good luck getting an up-close, intimate experience while in either of those two places. As Laura learns while exploring the region in this BT piece, ” . . . it’s a more intimate experience here . . . [m]ost often, the guy who opens the door will be the vintner himself.”
She finishes up in Chacras de Coria to learn about the fair-trade winery movement — a movement intended to, as one grower says, “make sure the children of these farmers have a future on this land.” Assumedly in an effort to help preserve the region’s culture and maintain the uniqueness that makes Mendoza, well, not Bordeaux or Napa.
Very cool, Matt. Thanks for highlighting this region. I'm currently in Bolivia and will be heading south in a few months...I hope to be able to expand my pitifully limited knowledge of wine in Mendoza.
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