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Patagonia Estate Winery

Neuquen Province, Argentina

Planet Wine
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ABOUT THE VALLE PERDIDO PATAGONIA ESTATE WINERY "PLANET WINE" - in their own words:

PLANET WINE
Planet Wine was exclusively conceived for wine lovers, as a group of different recreational viticulture-related activities that will provide you a unique experience, at one of the youngest vine growing area of the world but already internationally well-known, which has a winery with state-of-the-art technology to produce prime quality wines, including a gravity system, as well as a Wine Spa with winetherapies, among other treatments.

Every year, between February and April, you may be part of the grape picking at Valle Perdido, under the supervision and with the assistance of our professionals and staff, who will guide you towards the fascinating world of viticulture at harvest times. To that end, we will provide our guests with the tools necessary to become wine experts, visiting vineyards and learning about vine growing activities at a unique environment. As from May, our professionals and staff will assist our guests and will explain them everything about pruning of vineyards and its effects on future harvests.

After the vineyard experience, our professionals and staff will guide you towards the wonderful world of winemaking, as from the very first moment harvest is received, then while grapes are entered into the winery, by gravity or pumping, the different pressing, fermentation and maceration techniques, and even the process for selecting inputs and storing wines in barrels. You may also see how the lab and microbiology work, and being informed about how wines are tested.

WINE EXPERIENCES
Wine Tour + Tasting
With our experts’ guidance, you may gain deep knowledge of the different steps in the winemaking process. You will attend an informative lecture (and a short visit to the vineyards close to the winery) on vineyards, types of plantations and clons, irrigation techniques, Patagonia weather and terroir and the most important works at vineyards (pruning, disbudding, shoot tipping, harvest, among others). You will visit the different sectors of the winery where you will able to learn about the processes for receiving the harvest and entering grapes into the winery (by gravity or pumping), different pressing techniques, fermentation and maceration processes, the quality control lab and microbiology, and the filtering and bottling processes. Your visit will end with a directed tasting of our wines at the Tasting Table. We will analyze and describe each of our vintage to you.

Approximate time is one hour and up to 16 persons per visit. This tour is conducted every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 to 12 a.m. and every day from 7 to 8 p.m.. As a gift, you will receive a bottle of wine from Valle Perdido Patagonia (at Valle Perdido’s discretion) and a passport certifying your participation in the Valle Perdido Wine Tour + Tasting.

Wine Tour + Professional Tasting
An invitation to awake all your senses. A one-time opportunity to participate in a technical tasting that would make you part of Valle Perdido Planet Wine. With our experts’ guidance, you may gain deep knowledge of the different steps in the winemaking process. You will attend an informative lecture (and a short visit to the vineyards close to the winery) on vineyards, types of plantations and clons, irrigation techniques, Patagonia weather and terroir and the most important works at vineyards (pruning, disbudding, shoot tipping, harvest, among others). You will visit the different sectors of the winery where you will able to learn about the processes for receiving the harvest and entering grapes into the winery (by gravity or pumping), different pressing techniques, fermentation and maceration processes, the quality control lab and microbiology, and the filtering and bottling processes. Your visit will end with a directed tasting of our wines by the Enologist of Valle Perdido at our Professional Tasting Room. We will analyze and describe each of our vintage with you and the Enologist will further explain the different processes of wine varieties and batches not yet launched into the market. You will also learn about vinification techniques, terminology and food pairings with our Executive Chef.

Approximate time is two hours and up to 12 persons per visit. This tour is conducted every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. As a gift, you will receive a bottle of wine from Valle Perdido Patagonia (at Valle Perdido’s discretion) and a passport certifying your participation in the Valle Perdido Wine Tour + Tasting.

Wine Tour + Valle Perdido Restaurant
We recommend your to combine the Valle Perdido Wine Tour + Tasting or the Valle Perdido Wine Tour + Professional Tasting with the superior cuisine offered by our Restaurant. At the end of the Wine Tour, you will also be able to experience the delicious and exclusive food of our Restaurant in a three-step dinner (starters, main course and dessert). Genuine, Authentic, Fresh, Natural and Simple are terms that accurately describe our cuisine. Prime quality Patagonia products, wine from our winery, the superior cuisine of our Execute Chef and a real homely room, all make Valle Perdido Restaurant the perfect ending of a unique and magic day.

Approximate time is one or two hours depending on the Wine Tour chosen (check days available for each Wine Tour) and up to 16 or 12 persons per visit depending on the tour. As a gift, you will receive a bottle of wine from Valle Perdido Patagonia (at Valle Perdido’s discretion) and a passport certifying your participation in the Valle Perdido Wine Tour + Tasting or the Valle Perdido Wine Tour + Professional Tasting.

Wine Tour + Valle Perdido Wine Spa
Combine the Valle Perdido Wine Tour + Tasting or the Valle Perdido Wine Tour + Professional Tasting with the excellence of the Valle Perdido Wine Spa. Relax and allow your body and mind be nourished with the nourishing qualities of grapes. Enjoy the Wine Tour of your choice and relax for as long as your wish at our Wine Spa, gym, sauna, mist shower and our in-out heated pool for swimming against the tide and swan neck cock. Wine-based body treatments, therapies, and massages are not included, nor are beauty and aesthetics treatments (check the links below for these treatments).

Approximate time is one or two hours depending on the Wine Tour chosen: Tasting or Professional Tasting (check days available for each Wine Tour) and up to 16 or 12 persons per visit depending on the tour. As a gift, you will receive a bottle of wine from Valle Perdido Patagonia (at Valle Perdido’s discretion) and a passport certifying your participation in the Valle Perdido Wine Tour + Tasting or the Valle Perdido Wine Tour + Professional Tasting.

Wine Tour + Tasting + Valle Perdido Planet Wine Full Day
Combine the Valle Perdido Wine Tour + Tasting with a full day experience to enjoy the most of the Planet Wine. From the vineyards to the wine bottling. An invitation to joyful play with the winemaking process. Taste them. Recognize them. Fall in love with them. The first move in this unforgettable trip is to learn, with our experts’ guidance, about the different steps in the winemaking process. You will attend an informative lecture (and a short visit to the vineyards close to the winery) on vineyards, types of plantations and clons, irrigation techniques, Patagonia weather and terroir and the most important works at vineyards (pruning, disbudding, shoot tipping, harvest, among others). Then, you will visit the different sectors of the winery where you will able to learn about the processes for receiving the harvest and entering grapes into the winery (by gravity or pumping), different pressing techniques, fermentation and maceration processes, the quality control lab and microbiology, and the filtering and bottling processes. The last step will involve a lunch with the Enologist or Sommelier of Valle Perdido Patagonia Estate Winery. During this lunch, the Executive Chef of Valle Perdido Wine Resort will offer you the perfect food/wine pairings that will be explained to you, as well as pouring and temperature of wines. In the evening, you may relax and allow your body and mind be nourished with the nourishing qualities of grapes, for as long as you wish, at our Wine Spa, gym, sauna, mist shower and our in-out heated pool for swimming against the tide and swan neck cock. Wine-based body treatments, therapies, and massages are not included, nor are beauty and aesthetics treatments (check the links below for these treatments).

Approximate time is 8 hours, including one or two hours depending on the Wine Tour chosen: Tasting or Professional Tasting (check days available for each Wine Tour) and a maximum of 12 persons and a minimum of 4 persons per visit. As a gift, you will receive a bottle of wine from Valle Perdido Patagonia (at Valle Perdido’s discretion) and a passport certifying your participation in the Valle Perdido Wine Tour + Tasting or the Valle Perdido Wine Tour + Professional Tasting.

WINE MAKING EXPERIENCE
Become an "enologist" and "winemaker" and discover the fascinating art of winemaking. We invite you to be part of this unforgettable experience of "making your own wine", based on your personal choices and our enologist’ advice. Together with our professionals, you will participate in the harvesting and the whole winemaking process, lab tests, tasting of the different varieties, and even the selection of the most suitable barrel to store “your” wine which Valle Perdido will jealously care for, for the time necessary for it to become a perfect wine, at its fully conditioned Private Cellars. The process includes the selection of the bottle, cork, capsule and label of “your” wine which will be delivered at any place in the country of your choice.

WINE TRAIL PATAGONIA
Valle Perdido Wine Resort is located at the heart of the vine growing area of San Patricio del Chaņar, at 39° South, on the Neuquen River, in the Argentine Patagonia plateau. From this location, you will be able to visit all vineyards and wineries that are part of this new vine growing area, which is internationally well-known. In this sense, you may visit the following wineries: Bodega Patriti, Bodega Familia Gritini, Bodega Familia Schroeder, Bodega del Fin del Mundo and Bodega NQN. If you have enough time, you may also travel across the vine growing area of the Negro River, and visit, among other wineries, the hundred-year-old Bodega Humberto Canale.