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In the wine-rich region of Mendoza, Bodega Catena Zapata produces popular wines and has been credited for raising the profile of Argentinean wines worldwide. A family-run operation, the winery was founded by Nicola Catena, an Italian immigrant, in 1902 and has been passed on to subsequent generations. Catena’s grandson, Nicolas Catena Zapata experimented and perfected vine growing in high altitudes and is said to be one of the first to introduce European techniques to the winemaking process in Argentina. Visit the winery, built in a pyramid-shape to reflect Mayan architecture, for a tour of the cellars and a wine tasting. Your guide will lead you through how to taste the wines, give out samples directly from the barrels, and teach you about the winemaking process. Make Bodega Catena Zapata a centerpiece of your Mendoza vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Mendoza itinerary planner.
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We visited for my wife's birthday. We had the top of the line wine tasting. When booking, ask for Cecilia, she was an amazing hostess, you are in for a treat!!!! more »
Beautiful winery with good wines. However, since it´s a big winery, and it was crowded, the visit was fairly fast, and degustation was fast as well, which could be slower for better experience. Expens... more »
It is a beautiful winery rich with history and innovation. It is a must see for malbec fans as it was the winery that brought Argentine wines to international attention. I enjoyed it very much and wou... more »
Beautiful bodega and we had a great time over there... prices for the bottles were not good. You can buy it cheaper at a wine store downtown.
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Pablo NicoliThe place is very nice, especially plantations preceding building. For its part the architecture of pyramidal appearance and Interior rock and wood is somewhat flamboyant and ostentatious, but in the end we are talking about Catena. The sector dedicated to the shop and the living/reception seems too small and improvised with respect to such a structure. The factory is located at the back. We arrived close to the closing time with intention to buy wines and not to make the journey but we were not greeted with much enthusiasm.
Barbara GuimarãesIn addition to the wines are wonderful, the Winery is beautiful breathtaking!! I went a while ago and I intend to go back.
Joerg LaschHere you simply must take a guided tour with tasting. Delicious wines, which are perfectly presented. Top notch here
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