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“Pretentious”

Bodega Catena Zapata
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$285.00*
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Catena Zapata Wine Tour from Mendoza
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$250.00*
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Private Wine Tour of Lujan De Cuyo from Mendoza
Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Agrelo
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: We are a family winery with over 100 years of experience growing Malbec in Mendoza. From father to son, brother to sister, we have passed on the tradition of tending vines and winemaking Our mission is to make profound and unforgettable wines that reflect the special character of each vine within the family's historic vineyards.
Reviewed April 28, 2013

We arranged without difficulty a tour and tasting, two days in advance. We were greeted by Tatiana who speaks beautiful English, via Venezuela and an International school there. She invited us to feel at home and shared the story of Catena Zapata via a 5 min. film then we took a walking tour of the immediate building and barrel room. Views from the top floor gave a magnificent perspective of the surrounding area and Andes mountains. The wine tasting was unique and informative; we were encouraged to evaluate each wine checking for color, clarity and aroma. Wines do not live up to their manufactured reputation and the facility was a lot of smoke and mirrors. Seemed like a lot effort to make us feel like we were in some high-end winery when, in fact, we were in the middle of a vineyard on a desert outside Mendoza. Costs way to much for what it actually is.

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Visiting the most famous winery in Mendoza has got to be high on your list if you are here for the wine.

However, it is more of a marketing presentation than any other place we visited. Impressive Mayan like building. Fantastic view from upper level balcony.

Wines were average and the tour was by the numbers. Member of the group berated for prematurely swishing her wine!

2  Thank JohnnJudy100
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Very impressive bodega, oozing style and superb quality wine aswell. Made to feel very welcome by Tatiana the sommelier.

1  Thank Martin R
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

We visited 7 wineries in Mendoza, and this was the most "corporate" and impersonal of all. The grounds were lovely, but we had to watch a short film to start and the wine guide was clearly just spewing the "party line". She was telling us how and when to taste in a very removed manner. it was our least favorite winery of the trip.

2  Thank el04
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

The grounds and building were incredible and the barrel room was a piece of art. Climb the stairs to the rooftop balcony as the view is spectacular. There is also a short film with english sub titles that paints the history of the brand.

Lastly, taste some of the best wines Argentina has to offer!!! I would go visit again if we return to Mendoza

1  Thank McInvestor
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