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Wine Specialty Program ARGEN TIN A & C H IL E W IN E TO U R

BUENOS AIRES ▪ MENDOZA ▪ EXTENSIONS: SANTIAGO DE CHILE SALTA


tour of Buenos Aires, one of the world’s biggest cities in which, including the suburbs, there are over 11,000,000 inhabitants. It is also the most elegant and active city in South America and the one that summarizes the heterogeneous essence of Argentines the best. With a modern, hip structure and dynamic activity, it has managed to preserve old traditions and endearing corners. Visitors feel fascinated because of its environment, all its neighborhoods different personalities, people warmth and the wide range of shopping and cultural proposals. Buenos Aires is surrounded by the splendid Argentine nature and it is the great cosmopolitan door to South America. It’s considered the most cosmopolitan city of South America, very much alike some European capital cities. Overnight at Hotel, that is located within the City Center and Florida Street Shopping. For the evening, we suggest a Dinner and Tango Show.

Wine Program designed for wine experts or those who wish to know more about it. It combines technical presentation and visits to wineries with experience and knowledge of wine that you won’t find anywhere else, and the possibility to visit the best attractions of Argentina and Chile.

Welcome to Argentina Among all the attractions Argentina can offer, we find WINE. To the great surprise of many, Argentina che-rishes a long tradition producing top quality wines. Younger Argentinean generations, educated immersed in the wine culture, have aroused considerable enthusiasm around the wine industry. On top of this, a great and sustained development can be glimpsed, considering the growing interest of world renowned wine experts in Argentina as wine producing country. The reasons for this “explosion” are quite simple: the quality of the lands that extend from North to South along the Andes, the height and the temperature range, the local know-how added to state-of-the-art technologies, and particularly, the special interest of the Argentinean for their own wines, which is considered a part of the identity of the country.

►Day 2: Buenos Aires (Argentina) After breakfast, depart for your full day Fiesta Gaucha at Estancia Santa Susana. It is a full day tour, 70 Km from Buenos Aires, where you will enjoy and get to know a bit of the culture and history of our country, with folk dance, music, Gaucho activities with horses, a small museum, horse riding, carriage riding, and lunch with the traditional “parrilla criolla” (traditional Argentinean barbecue). Drinks are included. By the end of the day, return to hotel for overnight. ►Day 3: Buenos Aires / Mendoza (Argentina) After breakfast, morning free till noon. Check out and transfer to

►Day 1: Arrive Buenos Aires (Argentina) Upon arrival, reception and transfer to hotel. On the way, city 2


and Catena Zapata wines. The Luigi Bosca Winery produces wines of refined character and great personality. in the Lujan de Cuyo and Maipu regions. Today Luigi Bosca is one of the few wineries that through the years has remained in the hands of its origins, the Arizu Family and offers three distinct lines of wines and exports to more than 40 countries: Finca La Linda, the young and vibrant line, Luigi Bosca Reserva, the signature line that displays its progress while conserving their elegance, distinction and tradition; and the Selectos de Familia Arizu that includes the Finca Los Nobles collection, the sparkling wine Bohème and the new Gala 1, 2 & 3 series. At last, the Norton Winery was founded in 1895 por Sir Edmund J.P. Norton and was bought by Gernot Langes Swarovski in 1989. Nowadays its wines are selling in more than 40 countries. Norton Winery produce Norton Privada, Reserva y Varietales, Finca Perdriel Single Vineyard, Centenario y Varietales y Gernot Langes wines. By the end of the day, return to the hotel.

the airport for your flight to Mendoza. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel of your choice for overnight. ►Day 4: Mendoza (Argentina) After breakfast, it’s time for the Technical Oenology Presentation, and a technical visit to a winery and its laboratories. Coffee break and lunch included. By the end of the day, return to Hotel of your choice for overnight. ►Day 5: Mendoza (Argentina) After breakfast the Technical Oenology Presentation continues. Coffee break and lunch included. By the end of the day, return to the Hotel. ►Day 6: Mendoza (Argentina) After breakfast the Technical Oenology Presentation continues together with technical visit to 3 wineries, where aspects presented on the previous day will be seen and experienced in loco. By the end of the day, return to the hotel.

►Day 8: Mendoza / Buenos Aires (Argentina) After breakfast, check out, transfer to the airport for flight to Buenos Aires Upon arrival, reception and transfer to the international Airport for your flight home.

►Day 7: Mendoza (Argentina) After breakfast, full day winery visits, with wine tasting and lunch at Bodega Norton. It is called “Wine Routes in Lujan de Cuyo”. You will visit three wineries: Bodega Catena Zapata, Bodega Luigi Bosca and Bodega Norton. The Catena Zapata Winery is one of the most beautiful and striking wineries in the world; designed as a replica of a Mayan pyramid. You will take a tour of the winery and enjoy a private tasting session in the elegant tasting room. They produce Alamos Catena, Catena Alta Nicolás 3


Viticulture Program Option 1

MENDOZA (ARGENTINA)

Accommodations - Superior

The topics described below will be developped along 4 days, while wineries will be visited to illustrate the program include. We want to emphasize that this program has been designed in close collaboration with the experts of INTA (Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria) and the INV (Nacional de Vitivinicultura). Distinguished professors has been appointed for every topic and the whole academic program will be coordinated by Eng MBA Carlos Greco (pls see CV at www.australeduccenter. com.ar under Team. Carlos has integrated -during the last three years- the final tern of Sadosky prize for the best Argentine Performance on Quality Education.

Buenos Aires : Pestana Mendoza: NH Cordillera

►Proposed agenda:

Rates per pax in USD 15

▪ Rationale: Why Argentina, why Mendoza. ▪ Study of the behaviour of winemaking and wine varieties Mal-

bec and Syrah in areas of Mendoza, San Juan, La Rioja, Catamarca and Salta. ▪ Variety Torrontés. ▪ Isolation, selection and multiplication of commercial yeast vínicas indigenous to the wine regions of Mendoza. ▪ Determination of sensory profiles of young and old vineyards. ▪ Determination of chemical and sensory profiles of the different terroirs of Malbec in Mendoza. ▪ Column of rotating cones (CCR) dealcoholisation partial to wines. ▪ Characterization of varieties of Vitim viniferous and its geographical origin through the aromatic profile in white wines. ▪ Micro-oxigenación in white and red wines. ▪ Monitoring of wines from the old and new world. ▪ Geography, applied techniques and results. ▪ Development, implementation and evaluation of sensors, software and systems for measuring variables ecophysiologi-

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25

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2.891

2.241

2.672

2.022

2.546

1.896

01/10/2009 30/09/2009

2.871

2.201

2.711

2.041

2.587

1.917

01/12/2009 28/02/2009

2.891

2.241

2.672

2.022

2.546

1.896

Option 2 Accommodations - Deluxe Buenos Aires: Sheraton park Tower Mendoza: Sheraton Mendoza

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cal . ▪ Study of quality wine basic wine made from grapes from new wine-growing areas. ▪ Incidence of microoxigenación on the organoleptic characteristics and on the development and polyphenol compounds in the wine odorant. ▪ Evolution of markers during the aging of varietal wines from Chardonnay Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza. ▪ The pre-soaking cold: effect of three variants on the microbiological composition polyphenols and aromatic and organoleptic characteristics of wine cv. Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. ▪ Evaluation of new clones of varieties Malbec, Syrah. ▪ Evaluation of new clones of varieties Malbec, Syrah, Bonarda, Tempranillo, Torrontés Riojano, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Chardonnay. ▪ Germ plasm wine bank. ▪ Development and validation of analytical methods for identifying chemical compounds and natural grape wines.

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3.425

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2.194

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3.646

2.654

3.487

2.495

3.362

2.370

01/12/2009 28/02/2009

3.425

2.478

3.265

2.318

3.141

2.194

INCLUDED - 7 nights of deluxe or superior hotel accommodations, as per your choice - 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 1 dinner - Gratuities to porters, guides and drivers for all group activities - All tours and transfers as described in the itinerary - Technical cordinator for the Viticulture Program - Entrance fees to the wineriers. - Services of our professional tour manager to assist you throughout the program

NOT INCLUDED - International or domestic Flights. - Individual airport transfers at the beginning and end of the trip. - Passport fees. - Immunization costs. - Meals and beverages other than those specified as included. - Trip-cancellation/interruption and baggage insurance. - Personal items such as e-mail, telephone calls and faxes, laundry and gratuities for nongroup services. - Airport Taxes.

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SALTA (ARGENTINA) EXTENSION

- 2 breakfasts. - Gratuities to porters, guides and drivers for all group activities. - All tours and transfers as described in the itinerary. - Services of our professional tour manager to assist you throughout the program.

►Day 1: Mendoza / Salta / Cafayate (Argentina) After breakfast, check out, transfer to the airport for flight to Salta. Upon arrival in Salta, reception and transfer to Cafayate, capital city of the are called “Valles Calchaquies”, were grapevine cultivation goes back to the time of the Jesuits, who introduced and fostered it. Arrival and check in at Hotel Viñas de Cafayate. ►Day 2: Cafayate (Argentina) After breakfast, full day visit to Bodegas Colome. On the way we go through Quebrada de Las Flechas, Angastaco, visit Bodega Colome and return to Cafayate by the end of the day. Overnight at hotel. ►Day 3: Salta / Buenos Aires (Argentina) After breakfast, transfer to the airport for flight to Buenos Aires.

NOT INCLUDED - International or domestic Flights. - Individual airport transfers at the beginning and end of the trip - Passport fees. - Immunization costs. - Meals and beverages other than those specifi ed as included. - Trip-cancellation/interruption and baggage insurance. - Personal items such as e-mail, telephone calls and faxes, laundry and gratuities for nongroup services. -Airport taxes

Accommodations

Health Requirements: This is an active program, which requires you to make a realistic health assessment. Prior to traveling, you should visit your physician for a check-up to discuss your ability to participate in this journey. You are expected to be in active good health, enjoy traveling as part of a group and be ready to experience cultural differences with grace. Walking and climbing stairs are required in many hotels and airports when boarding the aircraft and are part of many excursions. Any condition requiring special attention, diet or treatment should be reported in writing when the reservation is made. Malaria, Yellow Fever and other diseases are present in some countries on this itinerary, and proof of Yellow Fever inoculation is required upon entry in some countries. For the latest recommendations on specific health precautions, consult your physician and the Centers for Disease Control.

Cafayate : Viñas de Cafayate

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INCLUDED - 2 nights of superior hotel accommodations.

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SANTIAGO DE CHILE EXTENSION

Afterwards you’ll drive through the splendid Maipo Canyon and then down through the wine country to Santa Cruz in the Colchagua Valley. Return to Hotel of your choice by the end of the day.

Welcome to Chile A Blend of Tradition and Innovation Chile is a string bean of a country; 4,300 km. long and so narrow that you can see across its width, from the snowy Andes Cordillera to the Pacific Ocean. Nestled into the valleys of these fertile lands are some of the finest grape growing regions in the world.

►Day 3: Santiago de Chile (Chile) / Mendoza (Argentina) After breakfast, check out and start the amazing drive from Santiago de Chile to Mendoza, center of the Argentinean wine district, crossing the Andes, a compellingly scenic route. The crossing of Los Andes by RN7, the Tunnel of the Christ Redentor and RN60 to the other side of the border is probably one of the most impressive wagon passages of the World: in half day you can go from the horizontal expansion of the deserts to the East of the Mountain range, through colosal mountain landscapes to the sweet landscapes of the Central Valley of Chile. Lunch on the way. Overnight at Hotel of your choice.

►Day 1: Santiago de Chile (Chile) Reception at Santiago airport, transfer to the hotel of your choice. The guide will assist with check-in, and then you’ll have time to relax and rest. In the afternoon, you will be picked up for a Santiago city tour in the afternoon, featuring La Moneda, the colonial San Francisco Church and La Alameda, the broad avenue that crosses the city. Evening on your own.

Option 1

►Day 2: Santiago de Chile (Chile)

Accommodations Santiago de Chile : Providencia

After breakfast at the hotel, your host will pick you up (with a private car and driver) for a full day drive through the wine country. You will visit the renowned wineries of Concha y Toro in the Maipo region. Concha y Toro was founded in 1883 by the Spanish nobleman Don Melchor de Concha Y Toro. Here you’ll learn about the various steps in the wine making process, followed by a tasting. Enjoy a tour and tasting, followed by lunch.

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Option 2

►GENERAL CONDITIONS • Rates are NET per pax (US$) • Rates are based on minimum of 15, 20 and 25 passengers. • Rates do not include airface, hotel extras, local airport taxes, insurance, tips, personal expenses or any other expense not especified in the itinerary. • Payment conditions: - Land Services: 10% deposit upon confirmation, non refundable 40% 60 days before check in 50% 30 days before check in Payment conditions may change according to specific conditions given by the providers when confirming the booking. - Air Tickets: when applicable: Full payment 20days before issuing the tickets. • Payment conditions for Cruises: to be informed upon booking request and confirmation. • Cancellation and reduction policy for FITs: Bound to policies given hotel upon confirmation. However, in general deadline for cancellation without penalties is 15 days prior to check in. If hotel requires anything different from that, you will be informed upon confirmation of booking. • Time of cancellation will be when notice is received in our Buenos Aires, Argentina office, by email or fax, which we will reconfirm. • In the event of unforseen circumstances beyond our control, we reserve the right to amend cancellation terms outlined herein. • Rates are not valid for dates with International Events, Congresses or Special Holidays . This will be informed when booking is requested, as Hotels do apply different rates and request non refundable prepayments.

Accommodations Santiago de Chile: Sheraton Tower

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1.432

889

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864

INCLUDED - 2 nights of deluxe or superior hotel accommodations, as per your choice - 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches. - Gratuities to porters, guides and drivers for all group activities.- All tours and transfers as described in the itinerary. - Minimal medical, accident and evacuation insurance. - Services of our professional tour manager to assist you throughout the program. NOT INCLUDED - International or domestic Flights. - Individual airport transfers at the beginning and end of the trip. - Passport fees. - Immunization costs. - Meals and beverages other than those specifi ed as included. - Trip-cancellation/interruption and baggage insurance. - Personal items such as e-mail, telephone calls and faxes, laundry and gratuities for nongroup services. - Airport taxes.

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