Dear Richard and Veronique

You will now have.

Your flights E Tickets.

A Current Working Copy of the Itinerary

Your Emergency contact numbers:

Gonzalo Chile +56 9 6122 6447

Ana Mendoza +54 9 261 4547156

Tim Robertson +39 392 958 9521

FOOD ALLERGIES / PREFERENCES

Please could you let us know if you have any food intolerances and or foods that you would prefer us to avoid.

HORSE RIDING IN MENDOZA

This is now shown as an option on the Day of arrival and we think a late afternoon Sunset Ride would be the way to do it, We need an answer on this please, considering the very earlier start you have this day it may indeed be better to stay put at Cavas.

Table of contents


Hotels:

Chile Wine Valleys – Colchagua Valley – Lapostolle Residence

In our opinion, Lapostolle Residence is simply one of the best accommodations in South America. Everything about this winery and lodge is perfection: the architecture, the wines, the food, the views: this place has it all. We realize it is a total splurge, but every single client who has stayed here has thanked us. All the meals with as much wine as you want are fully included. When you actually break down all the inclusions (including the superb wine tastings at the neighboring wineries), we see incredible value here. This is a once in a lifetime experience.

Website Lapostolle Residence

TripAdvisor Comments

Chile Wine Valleys – San Antonio Valley – La Casona/Matetic Winery

La Casona in the Matetic Winery was built in the early 1900s and is characteristic of the traditional countryside of Chile of the time. In 2004, it was completely renovated and elegantly decorated by a renowned designer and architect: Max Cumming. It offers seven spacious rooms fitted with either a king size bed or two single beds, central heating, an en-suite bathroom and a private terrace. It has a meeting hall for up to 45 people, a pool table, a fireplace and an honesty bar. You can also relax in the lovely outdoor swimming pool that overlooks the gardens and the vineyards.

Website La Casona/Matetic Winery

TripAdvisor Comments

Mendoza Vineyards – Cavas Wine Lodge

The definitive boutique hotel and SPA designed in charming modern style, in the heart of Mendoza wine country. Cavas is unquestionably one of the most stylish places to stay in Mendoza. The huge rock laden rooms are set in the vines against a backdrop of snow-capped mountains. We love the little terrace on the roof of each of the houses: it is a wonderful place to enjoy another glass of wine! Cavas Wine Lodge has a Moorish-Style SPA with wine-inspired therapies. The rooms are enormous and very well thought out: immense and very comfortable beds, roll-top baths with views. Outside, you have your private deck and plunge pool. If you want to be totally alone, there is no reason to leave your little hideout. Cavas offers cuisine to match its sumptuous surroundings. The staff who have been at Cavas a long time are delightful and management run a very tight ship. Food is exceedingly good and for a couple of nights you do not really have to leave. For honeymoons, it is perfect.

Website Cavas Wine Lodge

TripAdvisor Comments

Tour Outline & Guiding – Argentina & Chile – 7 Nights for Richard and Veronique Goblet (Final)


GUIDING


Chile: GONZALO


Gonzalo has an international business degree and has been related to the wine industry for more than seven years now. He has also taken some wine courses (WSET 1 & 2, Sommelier School Level 2). After becoming a sommelier, he worked on-board the Seabourn Sojourn as their sommelier.  Gonzalo also traveled to Australia & New Zealand, where he worked in the wine industry (cellar hand, seasonal vineyard worker).  In Chile, he worked as a tour guide for three years at Clos Apalta/Lapostolle Winery and now he works as freelance tour guide among other personal projects. Wine is his passion and he loves sharing this with people from all over the World.

 

Carolina  (Argentina)  


We have managed to secure Carolina for you to accompany you through your time in Mendoza. Carolina is extrememly well versed in hospitality and has run the tourism for some of the major wineries in Mendoza such as Cobos, Ruca Malen and Piatelli. Not only is she a little older and wiser than the usual guides I think she is going to be able to give you a 360 view of why, Mendoza happened, how it happened and whats going on now and for the future.


TOUR OUTLINE:  JANUARY 2020


 

TUESDAY 21st.            DAY 01: Pick up Santiago de Chile / Maipo Valley / Colchagua Valley /Sleep Lapostolle

WEDNESDAY 22nd.   DAY 02:  Colchagua Wineries Enjoying Lapostolle Residence

THURSDAY 23rd.       DAY 03:  Cachapoal Valley and Colchagua Valley

FRIDAY 24th.              DAY 04: Check out Lapostolle / San Antonio Valley  / Sleep Matetic

SATURDAY 25th.       DAY 05: Check out Matetic / Casablanca Valley / Fly to Mendoza / Check in Cavas / Sleep Cavas

SUNDAY 26th             DAY 06:  Lujan de Cuyo and Agrelo

MONDAY 27th            DAY 07: Lujan de Cuyo and Maipu with Trapiche Winery

TUESDAY 28th           DAY 08: Uco Valley / Mendoza Airport / Santiago de Chile

 

END OF SERVICES


BREAKFAST, LUNCHES & DINNERS


In this itinerary, we make it clear where meals are included:

(B) Breakfast

(L) Lunch

(D) Dinner

Tour Day by Day – Argentina & Chile Wine Immersion – 7 Nights for Richard and Veronique Goblet (Final)

JANUARY 2020


TUESDAY 21st.            DAY 01: Pick up Santiago de Chile / Maipo Valley / Colchagua Valley /Sleep Lapostolle


09.00 AM Reception & Departure from Cumbres Lastarria Hotel With Gonzalo 

Private Transfer to Maipo Valley

10.00 AM Ultra-Premium Tasting at Concha y Toro Wine Bar (Almaviva & Don Melchor Wines)

11.30 AM Ultra Premium Visit & Tasting with wines at Santa Rita Winery 

13.30 PM Lunch with wines at Doña Paula Restaurant in Santa Rita Winery

15.30 PM Private Transfer to Colchagua Valley

17.30 PM Arrival & Check IN at Lapostolle Residence (Clos Apalta)

8.30 PM Dinner with wines at Clos Apalta Residence Restaurant (All included with Premium Wines)

 

Sleep at Lapostolle Residence / Room Category: Suite

(L) (D)


WEDNESDAY 22nd.  DAY 02:  Colchagua Wineries Enjoying Lapostolle Residence


09.50 AM Reception at Clos Apalta Residence With Gonzalo

10.00 AM Private and Premium Tasting and Visit to Clos Apalta Winery

11.50 PM Short Private Transfer to Neyen Winery

12.00PM VIP Visit & Tasting at Neyen Winery

14.00 PM  Lunch with wines at  Fuegos de Apalta by F. Mallmanm at Montes winery, with Montes Premium  Wines.

16.00 PM Private Transfer to Clos Apalta Residence

Late Afternoon Free Enjoying Lapostolle Residence On Your Own

Note. There are Massages and Spa Treatments available here as well as Horse Riding.  It would be need to be booked the day prior when you check in. These are not included in the Itinerary.

8.30 PM Dinner with wines at Clos Apalta Residence Restaurant (All included with Premium Wines)

 

Sleep at Lapostolle Residence / Room Category: Suite

(B) (L) (D)


THURSDAY 23rd.       DAY 03:  Cachapoal Valley /Colchagua Valley / Maule Valley 


09.00 AM Reception at Clos Apalta Residence with Gonzalo

09.15 AM Private Transfer to Cachapoal Valley

10.30 AM Visit & Premium Tasting of wines at Altair

12.30 PM Private Transfer to VIK

13.30 PM Lunch with wines at VIK

15.00 PM   Visit & Tasting of wines at  VIK

17.00 PM Transfer to Apalta Valley

18.45 PM Arrival at Lapostolle Residence

Late Afternoon Free Enjoying Lapostolle Residence On Your Own

 2 nights Dining at Lapostolle Residence Restaurant is enough and we would like you to enjoy a local Chilean restaurant in Colchagua. Tonight you have Transfers in and out of Clos Aplata  included to the delightful town Colchagua just 15 minutes away. Gonzalo will be discussing with you Restaurants in the Area and according to your tastes and choices will be booking them for you.

 

Sleep at Lapostolle Residence / Room Category: Suite


(B) (L)


FRIDAY 24th.              DAY 04: Check out Lapostolle / San Antonio Valley  / Sleep Matetic


08.00 AM Check OUT from Lapostolle Residence

08.45 AM Departure from Lapostolle Residence with Gonzalo

2 hour and Half Hour Private Transfer to San Antonio Valley

11.15 AM Premium Visit &  Tasting at Casa Marin Winery

13.30 PM Private Transfer to Casablanca Valley

Lunch with Wines at Macerado restaurant

16.00 PM Premium Tasting and Visit to Matetic Winery

17.30 PM Check in La Casona of Matetic

Enjoy Matetic and eat at their Gourmet restaurant El Emporio with Wine Matetic Syrah Icon

 

Sleep at La Casona Matetic / Room Category: Suite

(B) (L) (D)


SATURDAY 25th.       DAY 05: Check out Matetic / Casablanca Valley / Fly to Mendoza / Check in Cavas / Sleep Cavas


Private Transfer to Santiago de Chile Airport. Note. With Driver only.

Arrival at Santiago de Chile Airport

FLIGHT LANTAM LA 7899.

Departing from Santiago de Chile Airport (SCL) 08.35

Arriving at Mendoza Airport (MDZ) 09.37

Reception & Departure from Mendoza Airport with Carolina your Guide and Driver of RWT

11.00 AM Arrival & Check IN at Cavas Wine Lodge

Naturally at this time your Suite will not be ready.


OPTIONAL HORSE RIDING (We need a Decision on this please.)

CHECK IN.  Have a spot of lunch and even enjoy some spa treatments and a wine or two on site, then once the main heat of the day has gone take you down to Tupungato which is a gorgeous drive in itself, just over an hour and enjoy a sunset ride into the Foothills.  We have informed them of your level and we know these people well and trust them to give you a great experience.  cost at this and is naturally subject your approval Please note that the Activity is with a driver and you would not be accompanied with Carolina on the transfers as we do not see it as a good use time or expenses.

Return to Cavas

Enjoying Cavas Wine Lodge On Your Own

Suggested Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Cavas Wine Lodge Restaurant

 

Sleep at Cavas Wine Lodge / Room Category: Luxury


(B)


SUNDAY 26th             DAY 06:  Lujan de Cuyo  and Agrelo / Evening in Central Mendoza



9.10 AM Reception and Departure from Cavas Wine Lodge with Carolina

09.15 AM Transfer to Lujan de Cuyo

09.30 AM Arrival  Finca La Anita Winery

09.30 AM Visit & Premium Tasting at Finca La Anita Winery

Short Private Transfer to Agrelo

12.00 AM Arrival at Susan Balbo Winery

12.00 AM Premium Tasting at Susan Balbo Winery

13.30 PM  Transfer to Agrelo

13.45 PM Arrival at Terrazas de Los Andes

Lunch with Premium wines at Terrazas de Los Andes

16.30 PM Transfer to Cavas Wine Lodge 

No dinner plans arranged at this point. Cavas Concierge or Carolina your Guide will be happy to advise and help at the time. Please remember you are in the countryside at Cavas and Dinner Transfers need to be arranged and are not inexpensive.

Note we will have furnished you with one of the definitive Malbec of Catena Zapata to enjoy at your leisure at your Suite in Cavas Taxi or transport to Central Mendoza (Not included)

Evening walk around Central Mendoza

 

Sleep at Cavas Wine Lodge / Room Category: Luxury


(B) (L)


MONDAY 27th            DAY 07:  Lujan De Cuyo and Maipú with  Trapiche Winery 


9.10 AM  Reception at Cavas Wine Lodge with Carolina

Private Transfer to Matervini Winery. Ex Owners of Achaval Ferrer

9.30 AM Arrival at Matervini Winery and Premium Tasting.

Private transfer to Maipú

Arrivval at Trapiche Winery

11.30 AM  Private VIP Tour and Tasting (Arranged and coordinated with Silvina Lew).

NOTE: Silvina Argentine Cell Number is 0054911 21587933

13.00 PM  Lunch with Premium and Icon wines at Espacio Trapiche

16.00 PM  Transfer from Espacio Trapiche to Lujan de Cuyo

16.45 PM  Arrival At Cavas Wine Lodge

No dinner plans arranged at this point. Cavas Concierge or Carolina your Guide will be happy to advise and help at the time. Please remember you are in the countryside at Cavas and Dinner Transfers need to be arranged and are not inexpensive.

Suggested Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Cavas Wine Lodge Restaurant

 

Sleep at Cavas Wine Lodge / Room Category: Luxury


(B) (L)


TUESDAY 28th           DAY 08: UCO  Valley / Mendoza Airport / Santiago de Chile


8.20 AM Check OUT from Cavas Wine Lodge

We suggest settling the bill for any extras (Spa and Food and Beverages) the night before.

8.30 AM Departure from Cavas Wine Lodge with Carolina

1 hour and Half Private Transfer to Bemberg Winery

10.00 AM Tour of the Estate at Bemberg Winery

Transfer to Clos de Siete Estate

Premium Tasting with Lunch at Diamandes

2 Hour Private Transfer to Mendoza Airport

Arrival at Mendoza Airport

Flight LA 7898 Departing from Mendoza Airport (MDZ) at 20.43 Arriving To Santiago de Chile Airport (SCL) at 21.40.

 


(B) (L)


END of SERVICES


 

Costs, Inclusions and Exclusions: Argentina & Chile Wine Immersion – 7 Nights for Richard and Veronique Goblet (Final)

 


OPTIONAL: Horse Riding in the Andes Foothills (TBD)

350 USD / 310 Euros Per Person including Transfers Expect a 3 hour experience with the Horses.



HOTELS

Please note. There are no taxes to be paid and as you are non residents.

3 Nights Lapostolle Daily Breakfast, 2 Dinners with wine pairing menu, cocktail and non alcoholic drinks. Private Tour & Tasting at Clos Apalta Winery, Complimentary wines. Note Horse riding is not included in this tour.

1 Night Matetic. Breakfast and Dinner with upgraded wines included

3 Nights Cavas Wine Lodge. Breakfast Included


ITINERARY INCLUSIONS


Airport Transfers
7 Nights of Accommodation in the Hotels Included in the Itinerary
Private Transport with Driver & Air Conditioning
Expert Bilingual Guiding
7 Daily Breakfasts
7 Lunches &  3 Dinners as per the Itinerary
Entrance Fee & Wine Tasting at Wineries as per the Itinerary
Other Activities Included in the Itinerary


ITINERARY EXCLUSIONS


International & Domestic Flights
Lunches & Dinners Not Included in the Itinerary
Gratuities for Restaurants
Gratuities for Drivers & Guides
Personal Expenses & Others Costs Not Included in the Itinerary
Activities Not Included in the Itinerary. EG Horse Riding
Credit Card Charges for payment


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