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“Great wine tour” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ampora Wine Tours

Ampora Wine Tours
Ranked #2 of 123 Food & Drink in Mendoza
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Owner description: Ampora Wine Tours organizes daily high-end tasting tours to Mendoza's most important wine regions. The tours are full day with private wine tastings and include gourmet winery lunches. Small groups with a maximum of 8 people ensure an authentic, personal Mendoza Wine Experience. Ampora also offers international shipping of boutique and limited edition wines through their wine club, and organizes regular wine and food events in their very own wine lounge.
Aix en Provence
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great wine tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

We took this one day tour in the Uco valley. The staff is nice and efficient. The guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable about the region history and about the wine and spoke perfect english. Excellent choice of wineries of different sizes with great welcome, explanations and wine tasting. Great lunch in a bodega. A very nice combination of wine discovery and wonderful landscapes. Highly recommended.

Visited February 2013
1 Thank Pierre D
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“Excellent day in Lujan de Cuyo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

Booked the tour two days in advance at the Ampora office on Samiento in Centro. At first thought $175 US each was a bit much but after the tour we realized it was worth every penny. There were four of us on the tour, the maximum is 8. Jose our guide was exemplary, his English perfect and the wineries chosen wonderful. 4 stops included Kaiken, Pulente Estate, Caelum and Ruca Malen for lunch. Each stop got better and better (not because of the sampling although the pours were more than generous). Our favorite was Caelum, a small boutique bodega serving an awesome "icewine style" Nuvola Dolce Malbec more reminiscent of a port and it is wonderful. They also have a planting of pistachios that are served with the tasting and are for sale ($30 pesos per 250 gm bag). At Pulente we bought an Extra Virgin Olive Oil (La Flor) also exceptional. The tour at Poluente was one of the best. Their underground tasting room is unique. The 4 course lunch at Ruca Malen (included) in their outdoor enclosure at the vineyard was as good as it gets paired with 4 tasty wines. We like wine but are not great on all the nuances of aroma, flavors, etc. but we came away with a better understanding of young, old, finish and character. We easily suggest using Ampora as a tour guide. Wine, Mendoza, sunny day, life is good. The views of the Andes on a sunny day are hard to beat. Hotel pick up was prompt at 08:45 and we were home at 5:15 pm.

Visited March 2013
1 Thank Ted M
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
“Amphora wine tour, Mendoza”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

The wine tour was brilliant. Our guide was terrific with excellent local knowledge. The wines and the food were amazing and every thing ran smoothly. We have recommended this tour to many of our friends. It is a must for anyone wanting to taste excellent food and wine in Argentina.

Visited February 2013
Thank Irene H
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Mendoza Wine tours: Ampora”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

I work in the Australian wine industry and wanted a tour of the Mendoza region in Argentina, and I needed an English speaker as my Spanish is non existent. The tour offered by Ampora sounded just right as the other three in my party are not engaged in the wine industry. The tour met all our expectations and beyond. The guide was both informative for the other guests who also engaged in the more technical discussions we had about the world wine industry, water for irrigation etc. It was a lively discussion in the bus and everyone commented on the quality of the tour and the food and wine we tasted. Excellent tour guide and driver. Highly recommended.

Visited January 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Ampora Wine Tours”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

It was a great tour, the winery selection and the guide were very knowledgable. We also enjoyed the wine lounge at the office, the guy that did our tasting was great. Overall, it was excellant and definately will recommend to friends and family.

Visited December 2012
Thank James T
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