La Casa Vieja

La Casa Vieja, Tarija: Address, Phone Number, La Casa Vieja Reviews: 4/5

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Battleangel
13 contributions
Jan 2020
Nice place if you avoid peak times. I have been here a few times the food is good the wine ok, it is more about the typical atmosphere of this region. If you come before 12 pm you can pick your table, maybe not next to the speaker. And as everywhere in Bolivia, people like to drink until the bitter end.
Written January 21, 2020
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Paola R
London, UK44 contributions
Sep 2015 • Family
A must when you go to Tarija. Enjoy 11 or so cups of wine to taste, they go from the driest to the sweetest (my favorite). Make sure to save your money to purchase some bottles (in cash - Bolivianos). The wine here is produced by small farmers so you can taste the sweetness from the grapes vividly (Love iT). This place is also a restaurant, so I would advise visiting La Casa for lunch or dinner time and doing the tasting either before or after the meal.
Written October 5, 2015
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Londonji
34 contributions
Mar 2015 • Solo
This is reputedly the oldest vineyard in the Valle de la Concepcion. Having been on lots of guided wine tours in Chile and Argentina, I came here just for lunch overlooking the vineyards. Good food and a fairly decent glass of wine for 20 BOL. Don't expect tours as good as the ones in the larger wineries. You can get a minibus for 6 BOL from calle Corrado at the junction with a street between Campero and Gral Trijo in Tarija (there's a sign with Valle de la Concepcion at the minibus stop). The minibus will drop you outside the vineyard and you can get it back to Tarija from the town plaza (2 minutes walk from the casa).
Written April 5, 2015
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dkbe
Walldorf, Germany1,049 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
Of course, in Tarija you need to try the Bolivian wine:
We opted for the more expensive Ruta 4 with Vivo Tours (the most reputable agency, according to the guide book and also out hotel staff), to be sure to have some nice wine tasting in the tour. Here is what we got:
- squeezed into a small minibus with 10 people, no outside view from our seats, but head-bumping included
- Bodega visit and wine tasting at Kuhlmann: at least this is a serious winery, producing wine with the methods they use in Mendoza. But we just got one glass of a white wine, along with a small supermarket package of cheese and ham. No explanation on the wine, no comparison with other wines, no Red. Move on.
- Bodega visit and Singani tasting at Casa Real. How to taste the Singani when it is mixed with ginger ale?? I asked for a pure sip and got one, a tiny one.
- Wine tasting in Casa Vieja: this "experience" was described by other reviewers. Sharing the glass with 25 others has nothing to do with a wine tasting! But no big loss, because from smelling we could tell that this is not what we consider wine.
- Wine tasting at another "traditional" place: same thing, but with only our group sharing the glass. Again, we only smelled and are convinced we did not miss anything.
- Some landscape stops on the way, OK.
- Our guide, Franklin, doing it in Spanish all the way (so I cannot judge on his English), as most people were locals, except for us (we speak Spanish) and one other person - not sure if this was OK.

I recommend to skip the tour and take the money to buy some Bolivian Red in the restaurant (the Campos de Solana Tri varietal and Malbec/CabSav Reserva are good) with some meat to have the optimal Bolivian wine experience!
Written October 17, 2017
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Itchy-Feet
Aarau, Switzerland644 contributions
Jul 2017
We went there during our ruta-del-vino-tour by vivatours. We didn't eat in la casa vieja so my review is concerning the bodega-visit, wine-tasting and wines of the bodega, not the restaurant. We didn't get any information about the bodega. Then we stayed in a circle with about 30 other tourists for the tasting. We had to pass around the glass of wine and had to taste about 7 wines in 5 minutes. All of them are sweet and very disgusting. It's a shame to call it wine. This could be rather part of a pub-crawl-tour than wine-tour. Avoid this place.
Written July 31, 2017
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annettemn93
Kongens Lyngby, Denmark14 contributions
May 2017
We were placed in a small room about 20 people, who all had to share 1 glass of each wine, and if the last in line did not drink up they would get a punishment.
I guess it's pretty fun if that's what your looking for, but I came to taste wine and that was nearly impossible because the host kept telling us to hurry up and pass the glass.
I found it disgusting and humiliating.
Written May 10, 2017
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Kees H
Breda, North Brabant, Netherlands21 contributions
Feb 2016 • Couples
the only thing that counts is money and selling there wine. You will come in a small group together with many other groups. Tasting the wine you will have to do with all these groups in a small room. Per type of wine there is only one glas. All have to take a zipp from the same glas. They won't aks you to take a position in the room but they will command you. They treat you as small children. It was humiliating. A very bad exampel for tourism. Spent you money somewhere else.
Written February 5, 2016
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EmmaBergenholtz
36 contributions
Dec 2017 • Friends
As other people have been writing, it is more like a drinking competition with a lot of social pressure (drinking cheap bad wine) rather than wine tasting. Everyone drinking from the same glass is a Tarijeñan tradition but I would prefer not having to share with 20 others. The building is nice and so is the view but there is much better (and serious) wineyards to visit in Tarija.
Written November 4, 2018
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jannetc2017
Irving, TX19 contributions
Mar 2017
I had such a great time at Casa Vieja, I laugh so much while tasting wine. I will not tell you why I laugh so much because I don't want to ruin your experience. The wine might not be the best but the property is beautiful considering this is a 400 years old property.
Written March 15, 2017
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Sarah K
Indianapolis, IN169 contributions
Nov 2016 • Friends
The porch of casa vieja offers beautiful views of the vines backed by the shadowy outlines of the mountains. Our group also enjoyed the pollo picante and saice dishes served there, but if you're looking for high quality wine, Casa Vieja was not our favorite. Still a fun experience!
Written November 27, 2016
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