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Museo del vino, Maipu

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The Italian-style villa of Museo del vino welcomes all who want to understand both the ancient and the more recent history of winemaking in Maipu Valley. In 1896, a Swiss and an Italian immigrant joined forces to create one of the first wineries in Mendoza. Soon, two lavish chalets sprung up, which workers called "manor houses," along with two residential villas whose windows and balconies overlook the vast gardens near the vineyards. Outside, notice the wooden carts and wagons that carried barrels of Argentina's national beverage, while the carriages of the owners occupy an old storage room. Other ground-floor halls store the collection of ancient utensils used for distilling and processing wine, as well as the first bottles with labels. To visit Museo del vino on your trip to Maipu, use our Maipu vacation planner.
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  • We ended up here at the end of the day so missed the tours. I think they run at 11, 12, 3 & 4 but on our self guided tour we didn't think we would've missed too much. It's a good place to finish thoug...  more »
  • We popped in while cycling round the area and were told that, because there wasn't an English speaking tour available, we could wander round free of charge. Great exhibits. I was particularly taken by...  more »
  • There is a part of the museum that is free and its set out well in a fantastic building. Unfortunately for us, we have poor Spanish (something we are working on) and there were no tours in English at ...  more »