Provincia de Mendoza Local Customs

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Provincia de Mendoza Local Customs

  • Wine Cellars

    One of our tours included a short drive outside Mendoza to visit the Bodega y Cavas de Weinert (Weinert Winery). This winery was first built in 1890 but was then abandoned in 1940. However, in 1975 it was purchased and revitalized by Bernardo Weinert, born in a German colony in southern Brazil. He was able to introduce new grape varieties and...

  • On Those Hot Afternoons

    The friendly people of Mendoza seem to enjoy their numerous sidewalk cafes and restaurants, and who can blame them on endless sunny summer days! At noon and into the early afternoon we saw many groups sitting at tables just having a cold beer or wine as they talked. Beer generally comes in large bottles in Argentina, although small and mid-sized...

  • Irrigation Systems

    Even when the Spanish first arrived in Mendoza from Chile in 1561, they found an extensive irrigation system developed by the local Huarpe people. This large group of native Americans had realized that, since it rarely rains in Mendoza, they could take advantage of the large snow-melt run-off from the Andes mountains if they organized an irrigation...

  • Vinyard Protection

    Although the Mendoza area does not get much rain, it is famous for some of the biggest summer hailstorms in the world. And these are not just garden variety storms, the hail-stones can be the size of golf-balls and sometimes reach baseball-size!Never mind the damage that these storms can do to people and cars, the economic damage has, in the past,...

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