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    Barrels in La Rural winery in Coquimbito...
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  • Diego y Gabriel en el Museo del Vino
    Diego y Gabriel en el Museo del Vino
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    by cybergenic Written Oct 4, 2003

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    Maipu is about 20 minutes from Mendoza. Most of Argentinas vineyards and wineries are located in Maipu. A lot of the vineyards offer tours which cover the history and process of their wine production. We went on a few of these tours and some were better than others. The most organised and interesting was the tour at the San Felipe vineyard. Apart from great wine this winery has an interesting history. Tours are offered in English and Spanish. The tour is free. Free samples are offered at the end of the tour. Wine is so cheap in Argentina that the cost of the wine from the tour office and from the local supermarket is pretty much the same. Maybe even cheaper from the supermarket ;) The San Felipe tour office does sell some specialty wines not commercially available which can make great gifts.

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  • by trilobyt Written Feb 25, 2003

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    When I visisted they had, and they may still have, the largest wooden wine cask in the world. It's still an amazing place to visit and vry interesting to see the way they prodice the fine wines and contrast that with hte way the cheap wines are made. Ask about the vino ducto which is a pipeline that carries the wine through overhead pipes for more than a kilometer to the train station for the cheap wines.

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  • by trilobyt Written Dec 3, 2002

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    It's quite the cultural and social event to sit down and chat while drinking mate. Make sure you eat bread while drinking, and if y ou aren't partial to bitter drinks ask for the mate to be dulce rather than amargo.

    Drinking mate is necesary if you really want to get to know the people, and the culture. if you don't drink it you will always be a tourist.
    Be ready to have people really open up.

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    by Dicomo Written Apr 22, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Arriving to Maipú, you could go to Coquimbito district, and see the oldest wine making museum of Mendoza. La Rural, is a part of the wine path.

    Diego y Gabriel en el Museo del Vino
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