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“Excellent tour & lunch”
Review of Clos de Chacras

Clos de Chacras
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“Excellent tour & lunch”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

Easy to get to on public transport. We caught the Green bus no1, route no 15 or 16 from Plaza Chile and within 45 minutes were at Chacras. We had rung ahead for a reservation. First we went on a very informative tour of the winery. This is a small boutique vineyard but coming from a long history in wine. Those underground cellars were impressive as was the fact that children used to be employed to clean the concrete vats. Not a nice job. From there we went to the restaurant. We had planned on having the taster menu but on the day the choices were not to our taste. The pre meal offering was some delicious bread and ceviche on toasts. We then chose to share a starter of pate, with toast & veg mixture. This followed by pork in a very sticky sauce and the most enormous rib eye steak - beautiful meat - just not a lot to go with it. Special fruits & ice cream finished the meal off perfectly. All the ingredients were fresh and delicious and each plate was perfectly presented. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the wines and advised us as to what we should drink with the meals we had chosen – including the Grand Estirpe 2008 which is their signature wine. We added to this the little bottles of sparkling 187 and some white wine and overall we had an excellent lunch for less than the ARG220 we would have been charged for the taster menu. Great day out.

Visited September 2012
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Clos d, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Clos de Chacras, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
That's an excellent review, it's great to read that!
We're glad you like everything and had a good time.
Next time you're in Mendoza, we'll be very happy to see you again .
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Charlotte, NC
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Go for lunch!”
Reviewed June 9, 2012

We visited Clos de Chacras for a late lunch (3 pm) and tasting. The food was delicious and thankfully more varied than the usual beef main (which they also have). This was the best of our 3 winery lunches, and the wines are perfectly paired.

Visited May 2012
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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
“Best Lunch!”
Reviewed May 30, 2012

Had a wonderful lunch and great wines! Beautiful grounds.

Visited May 2012
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Tacoma, Washington
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“Good malbecs, great lunch”
Reviewed May 22, 2012

We and our friends came to Mendoza because of the wines. But we almost skipped a visit to the winery Clos du Chacras since we had not heard of it. But locals recommended it for lunch and it was close to where we were staying. Definitely recommend it and suggest doing the winery tour before the lunch. The tour guides are friendly, knowledgable and speak excellent English. Then you can order a bottle of your favorite wine from the tasting at your lunch, at no markup over wine shop pricing. We bought a couple of their aged malbecs then returned the second day after touring several other local wineries and comparing, and purchased six more.

Visited March 2012
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Hunter Valley, Australia
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“Nice wine, great restaurant”
Reviewed May 8, 2012

Great restaurant for lunch and excellent wine. The cellar door manager give us a very interesting and informative tour of the winery - we didn't even have to ask

Visited April 2012
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