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.
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