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Bodega Catena Zapata, Agrelo

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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 Agrelo vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Agrelo itinerary planner.
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  • Catena factory the best and most recognized Argentine wine. The visit is marked by the bodega page, there are 3 types of tour available. We went to the intermediary, which includes tasting straight from the barrel. The Centre of Mendoza to the winery are 40 minutes away by car. The coming surprises for the beauty, as well as of the vines planted with perfect symmetry, there is a very nice landscaping. We were greeted by super friendly Tatiana, who speaks English fluently. We watched a video explaining the origin of the Catena family, made a tour of the pyramid, then barrel tasting. We finish doing the traditional tasting in an impressive wine cellar, with approximately 16,000 bottles. There is a small shops selling all wines of Catena, but the prices are the same as those of Brazil, and higher than in the freeshop from Mendoza. Visit essential.
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  • My Hotel signed me up for the top wine selection Tasting which cost 600 AR Pesos: 2011 Malbec Argentino, 2011 Nicolas. The best part, tasting from the barrel: Nicasia, Estiba Reservada. Wow, what an a...  more »
  • The landscape is beautiful, especially in conjunction with the construction of the Mayan pyramid where the bodega. I suggest going up the stairs until the end to take the best photos of Mendoza. At the beginning of the visit show a movie that tells the story of the family and how it all started, which I found very interesting and enriching. The explanations were very good with excellent guide interaction. The tasting is well technique, with comparisons between the wines, made in a room overlooking the oak barrels. The wines of the tasting are also excellent, those who can not let any SIP back!
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  • 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.
  • The Top Malbec tour was the best wine-tasting experience I've ever had, and I live near Napa and Sonoma California. The wines are superb, and because you're talking to actual agronomists and wine makers rather than full-time tour guides, the depth of the Q&A is unlimited.
  • Excellent Winery, wines of international quality and very good service. Highly recommended.
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  • Excellent work there and it is unique
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  • Excellent. Visit of first level, very well looked after. Recommended
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