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Villa Viamonte - MENDOZA, ARGENTINA -

Introduction

Food & Wines

Activities

Mendoza Chacras Villavicencio Aconcagua

Wine Tours Wine Tastings Restaurants

Tours Outdoor Relax

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Welcome to Villa Viamonte We wish you a warm and sincere welcome to Mendoza, Argentine wine country and, most particularly, to our home, Villa Viamonte. We are located in the small village of Chacras de Coria, 5 blocks from the town square and from an array of fine, friendly shops and restaurants, less than 25 minutes from Mendoza’s city centre, in the middle of the Wine Route, and within minutes of several of the country’s finest wineries - Alta Vista, Rosell Boher and Nieto & Senetiner among them. We hope you will make yourselves at home, take time to get to know our part of Argentina, and enjoy yourselves immensely as our guests. For your comfort and service, we have 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with a well equipped kitchen including all modern appliances. In season, you may enjoy the fruit and flowers that are growing in the gardens, however there is a convenience store on the southwest corner of Viamonte and Pueyrredon, a beverage and liquor store on the northeast corner, and a green grocer just a few steps north of that.

Sincerely, House Manager

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Introduction Mendoza is a tidy, oasis city, filled with tree-lined avenues and beautiful plazas. It is surrounded by the vast patchwork vineyards and the Andes mountain range nestled in the background. In the main square, Plaza Independencia, you can visit the small artisan market, while on the west side of the city is the huge San Martin Park and Cerro de la Gloria which are worth exploring. For nightlife, make sure to stop by the fantastic bar and restaurant lined street called ArĂ­stides Villanueva. The biggest event in Mendoza is "La Fiesta de la Vendimia", an annual wine harvest festival which runs at the beginning of March. It usually consists of beauty pageants, a series of parades and events. Wine country: Wine is unarguably one of the area's main attractions. Most of the wineries are prepared to receive visitors, welcoming them with guided tours. Most tours cover the history of the winery itself, their A winemaking process and finish off with a wine tasting session.

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Mendoza also offers excellent conditions for winter sports. Los Penitentes is 165km from Mendoza on the way to the Chilean border and is more economical than the world-class resort, Las LeĂąas, 450km to the south of Mendoza. The main excursions are the High Mountain Circuit, an ideal way to appreciate the Andes dramatic scenery. On this tour you visit Uspallata, Penitentes, the stone bridge of Puente del Inca, the Cristo Redentor and the Aconcagua Park. Other popular tours are Villavicencio and its traditional hotel and Cacheuta with its thermal baths. The perfect way to enjoy the areas natural beauty is by participating in outdoor activities such as: trekking, climbing, mountain biking, rock climbing, abseiling, white water rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, paragliding, skiing and snowboarding.

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Aconcagua: with an astonishing height of 6,959m, Aconcagua, "stone sentinel" in the Indian language, is the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere. The park is open from October to May and is an increasingly popular destination with mountain climbers and trekkers.

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Wine Tours Lujan de Cuyo/Maipu This wine tour of 4 wineries (including a wine pairing lunch) will focus the heart of the wine region, seeing both wineries with over one hundred years of history as well as modern facilities built in recent years. The wineries will be both foreign and local owned, all focusing on small productions and high class wine. Michelle Schromm | Email: michelle.schromm@gmail.com| Phone: 261 3405742

Uco Valley This tour will take us about an hour south of Mendoza to see the newest and most talked about wine region of the area. The high altitude creates for an interesting micro climate creating concentrated grapes and wines of surpassing quality. We will visit 3 wineries and have a wine pairing lunch at one. Michelle Schromm | Email: michelle.schromm@gmail.com| Phone: 261 3405742

Wine Tastings Guided wine tasting at Villa A tasting focused on 4 wines representing wine in Mendoza and Argentina, highlighting the things that make this area unique. Michelle Schromm | Email: michelle.schromm@gmail.com| Phone: 261 3405742

Tasting at Wine Bar downtown The Vines of Mendoza offers great flights. If you are in Mendoza, wine tasting is undoubtedly on your itinerary. Whether you are a well-traveled wine lover or trying your first sip of Malbec, this is a great place to start. Bruno Corvalan | Email: Bruno.corvalan@gmail.com| Phone: 261 5783364

Food Asado from caretakers at Villa The most local, genuine Argentine meal with several meat cuts, vegetables, salads, and bread. Including wine optional. Bruno Corvalan | Email: Bruno.corvalan@gmail.com| Phone: 261 5783364

Cooking class at Villa Viamonte with Chef A chef will visit with everything you need to enjoy learning how to cook some dishes of the local cuisine. Option as well in Norton winery or at Finca Adalgisa, one block from Villa Viamonte. Bruno Corvalan | Email: Bruno.corvalan@gmail.com| Phone: 261 5783364

Chacras de Coria Dinner at Nadia OF A restaurant about 5 minutes from Villa Viamonte, the owner is the wife of the founder and owner of well known winery O Fournier. She does a 5 course pairing meal with the O Fournier wines, mostly known for their Tempranillo. www.nadiaof.com | Email: reservas@nadiaof.com| Phone: 155-531510

Hand of God A new tasting room and restaurant, transformed from an old adobe house in early 2012. Hand of God offer private tastings, indoor & al-fresco dining for individuals, small groups and large parties in a beautiful, luxurious & relaxed setting in the heart of Argentina’s wine country. www.handofgodwines.com | Email: contact@handofgodwines.com| Phone: 154-573055

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Food Chacras de Coria Dantesco It is ranked # 1 restaurant in Chacras de Coria at Trip Advisor. Great service, delicious international food and reasonable prices. www.dantescorestaurante.com|Email: info@dantescorestaurante.com|Phone: 154-573055

Mendoza Ituzaingo An underground dining option where you interact, talk, and enjoy the company of each other and the owner almost as much as the high class food being served. www.ituzaingoresto.com.ar | Email: cocina@ituzaingoresto.com.ar| Phone:

1884 - Francis Mallmann An institution in Mendoza because of the inventive fire-based cooking style, this restaurant is regularly cited as the best in Mendoza by top travel publications around the world, from Departures to the New York Times. Dinner after 8 pm always make reservations. www.1884restaurante.com.ar|Phone: 424 2698

Anna Bistro Owned by French partners, this attractive bistro brings a little touch of French cuisine to traditional Argentine flavors. www.annabistro.com | Email: info@annabistro.com| Phone: 425-1818

Francesco Teresa Barbera is the true embodiment of Mendoza’s Italian heritage. Her parents came to Argentina when she was a young child and her mother started cooking for the local Italian immigrants who were missing food from home. www.francescoristorante.com.ar |Phone:429-7182

Don Mario One of the ‘must dos’ while in Argentina is without a doubt is eating the famous steak. Don Mario is hands down our top pick for a steakhouse in Mendoza. www.donmario.com.ar |Email: palmares@donmario.com.ar | Phone:439-4838

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Activities Tours High Mountain Tour All day activity where we will drive all the way up to Aconcagua Park, stopping to see Potrerillos lake, Uspallata, and Puente del Inca on the way. Small hike at the park (optional). Michelle Schromm | Email: michelle.schromm@gmail.com| Phone: 261 3405742

City Tour of Mendoza A day to walk around Mendoza and enjoy its tree lined streets, many plazas, the fresh market (mercado central) and a park bigger than the city center. Michelle Schromm | Email: michelle.schromm@gmail.com| Phone: 261 3405742

Relax Ayurvedic Massage at the Villa You will want one or two days to enjoy cooling off poolside with a glass of wine at the villa. You can take a massage under the beautiful trees at the villa. Bruno Corvalan | Email: Bruno.corvalan@gmail.com| Phone: 261 5783364

Hiking+Yoga+Meditation If you want a complete experience in your inner world, this is the option for you. Hiking (1.5hr) Yoga (40min) Meditate with nature (1 hour). Bruno Corvalan | Email: Bruno.corvalan@gmail.com| Phone: 261 5783364

Cacheuta Spa Termas de Cacheuta Springs offers massages and relaxation in an adventurous, natural setting, overlooking breathtaking mountains. You can laze the day away wading from hot spring to hot spring. Day trip to natural springs in Cacheuta, includes a Full Day spa. www.termascacheuta.com | Email: reservas@termascacheuta.com | Phone: 2624 490152

Entre Cielos Entre Cielos offers the only first traditional (hamam) Turkish bath circuit in all of Latin America. Hamams are the perfect place to unwind and reconnect with your body. It is about 5 minutes from the Villa. www.entrecielos.com | Email: hotel@entrecielos.com | Phone: 498-3377

Outdoor Rafting Argentina Rafting will give you the adrenaline rush you might be looking for beneath gorgeous blue skies right in the middle of the mountains. Other activities: zip-line, rock climbing, rappel, kayaking and horseback. www.argentinarafting.com | Email: info@argentinarafting.com| Phone: 4296325


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