Cordoba Wine Tour

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Cuisine in Cordoba is a very important factor, including the elaboration of regional food and drinks, such as cheeses, sausage products, marmalades, preserved food, beers and wines.

Wine production is focused in the village of Colonia Caroya, just 48 km away from the City of Cordoba, and fully integrated into the Argentine enological-tourist circuit.

A little bit of history

Although the first vines were planted in Santiago del Estero province, the true history of Argentina’s wine industry began nearly a century later in Cordoba.

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It was so in 1618, the Jesuits settled in the present territory of the province, starting with wine production. Among the various properties possessed by the Society of Jesus, they chose the Estancia de Jesus Maria – strategically located on the side of Camino Real- to develop production of this noble drink and from there distribute the rest of his possessions. When you visit the current museum, you can observe some of the tools used for winemaking work, demonstrating the advanced development that had these priests for their time.

With the expulsion of the Jesuit Order of the territories of the Crown -a mid-eighteenth century, by decision of Carlos III from Spain, decays this important industry and most of the vineyards are abandoned. After passing by more than a century, in 1878, a strong wave of migration -mainly Italian – friulana is installed in the area, rescuing from oblivion the old plantations and providing new knowledge and machinery arrivals from Europe.

descargaThe labor force and tenacity of immigrants built an important productive activity, which continued despite the economic and political vicissitudes suffered by the country during the last century and a half. The rapid growth of wine production in the provinces of Cuyo during this same period – supported by the National Law 12.137 / 34, which discouraged the production of wine outside the Andean provinces – stole some prominence to the Córdoba wine, although activity lasted on small family farms (not only in Colonia Caroya, but also in the Northwest and Traslasierra). Since mid-90’we witness the conversion of the area, opening a new phase of expansion.

Nowadays

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The area planted with vines has now reached 314 ha (approximately 0.14% of the national vineyard). More than two thirds of these hectares are located in the Colonia Caroya and surroundings; although there are small areas of vineyards in Traslasierra Valley Calamuchita and provincial Northwest. The varieties of grapes are planted Merlot and Frambua (also known as Isabella or “bedbug grape”), and other less diffusion as Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

There are currently eleven wineries registered in the province, plus some 35 homemade wine authorized processors. The presence of small artisanal producers is a great tourist differential, it is the only region of the country that includes them in wine tours.

The remarkable development of the wine industry in Cordoba has not been a mere quantitative fact; the real change was purely qualitative, from the famous “regional” or “boats” wines sold at roadside bill, to remarkable products that can compete without problems in the domestic market.

Wine Roads in Cordoba

168266Cordoba’s Wine Route proposes visits to vineyards and wineries and regional wine tasting, some of them made from such uncommon varieties as the Isabella grape. This enotourist proposal integrates a circuit of gourmet routes with a remarkable and exquisite offer of pork meats and cold-cuts. Gathering history, traditions, landscapes and production techniques, artisanal producers and wineries invite visitors to go through Córdoba’s land and taste its wines at the winemaking areas of Calamuchita, Traslasierra and the Northwest. Enotourist proposals are enjoyable together with Jesuit Estancias -Mankind Heritage-, the old Royal Road and different gourmet routes, apart from lovely lakes and hills with the relaxing microclimate of the province.

Reinforcing the importance of winemaking in Córdoba, the annual festivals’ agenda includes celebrations related to this production like Grape’s National Festival and Provincial Grape Harvest Festival, celebrated in Colonia Caroya during March.

Circuit number one: Colonia Caroya and nearby (60 km north of the city of Córdoba)

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The main circuit begins on National Route 9 in the city of Colonia Caroya and surroundings (reaching the picturesque village of Ischilín, 75 km northwest). Here you can experience closely the origin of this industry. You can start the tour with a visit to the National Jesuit Museum (at Estancia de Jesus Maria); then continue with a tour and tasting at one of the ancient cellars as La Caroyense or Nannini.

At noon, you can recharge your batteries in some of the many restaurants in town. The most recommended is Macadam, rustic and beautiful dining room where you can taste authentic Italian food.

In the afternoon, you can meet any of the home winemakers like Esteban Papalini of “Wines Vittorio Papalini”, Miguel Angel Patat of “Wines Aurelio” or Carlos Turcode “Establishment El Bosque”. Here you can see the traditional winemaking, as did the first immigrants to the region.

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If you prefer driving for a little while, you can go up to the village of Ischilín to visit the small family winery Jairala Oller. There will be warmly received by the marriage formed by Beatriz Oller and Hector Jairala; who after many years around the world, found its place and fulfilled the dream of owning a winery. Conviviality and willingness of Beatriz, added to the incredible life story of Hector, you will not want leave that place.

If, with the entire bustle, it gets late and you decide to sleep in the area, the Hotel Casa del Friuli is an excellent choice, not only for its comfortable rooms at affordable prices, but also for its remarkable gastronomy.

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Mio Hotel – Buenos Aires

THE HOTELhotel-mio-buenos-aires-exterior-fabcdcStepping through the stunning six meter-high door made of French oak from wine barrels,
on the distinguished Quintana Avenue, at the heart of distinct Recoleta, MIO BUENOS AIRES stands apart.
A blend of daring design, comfort and meticulous service with state-of-the-art technology stands out as a fusion of luxury, high-tech functionality and pleasure.
Fine materials such as calden wood, glass, cotton, oak, steel, marble and silk, all combinemio-buenos-aires beautifully to create a unique aesthetic that stands apart in a tangible sensation of warmness and intimacy in each and every one of the thirty rooms and suites of MIO BUENOS AIRES.
The ample selection of lighted spaces coupled with the each and every detail and exclusive pieces, places MIO BUENOS AIRES at the forefront of design sophistication.
Rooms and suites with no partition walls to take full advantage of the width of each dimension, maintaining the space continuance filled with natural light.
MIO BUENOS AIRES stands out as an icon of distinct identity that combines luxury, elegance and original design, with customized care and an exceptional service, featuring a blend of luxury, hi-tech functionality and pleasure.

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Bathtubs were created by Mario Dasso, a talented Argentinean whose art consists in engraving nature. Mario does not pick any particular tree; he would rather go into the mountain and surprise himself. He listens to that inner voice that guides him, the same voice that his ancestors -the Mapuche Indian tribes- used to hear. It is then when the wood would come to him to find that amazing calden waiting for him. The artist works with dead trees. In La Pampa, the story goes that when a calden tree dies, it does no longer watch nature but starts narrating its story. This Pampa artist does not choose the trees, the trees find him. He does not choose the final work, he goes for it. Every artwork is unique and has a message.
Every MIO BUENOS AIRES bathtub has been meticulously engraved by Mr. Dasso.

MIO BUENOS AIRES doors are made of wine barrels made of pure French oak, on which the streaks marking the wine path, their poise and work dedication stands out.

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We care for the environment through recycling practices, environmentally friendly product selection, and high efficiency lighting. MIO BUENOS AIRES is also implementing new sustainable development measures.

ART
Hotel boutique MIO BUENOS AIRES offers its public areas for the promotion of Argentine
artists, privileging the exhibition of emerging artists to make their contribution to the diffusion of the extraordinary talent of our artists.

SPA AND FITNESS
A true escape from the world outside, MIO BUENOS AIRES features everything you need for total relaxation.
Walls and ceiling covered with black stone from San Luis, reflecting the solar energy on the pool, generate a weak light that provides for the perfect urban retreat for the body and soul.
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Manual, oriental and harmonizing therapies.
Cabinets for facial and body treatments.
Exquisite relaxing and stimulating massage menu.
Steam bath.
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Giant Jacuzzi.

CUISINE AND BAR
Sivela 465 means contemporary cuisine that invites you to share the daily ceremony of breaking bread with those you love.sivela_02
We open our prominent French oak doors to all our guests, friends and neighbors, to come and share a pleasant moment with us at any hour of the day.
In Finnish, Sivellä means to paint. Just as on a great artist’s canvas, we paint an authentic concert of aromas and flavors in each of our dishes.
Hidden in the heart of our hotel Mio Buenos Aires, the Sivela 465 restaurant invites its guests to enjoy a new universe of flavors in contemporary cuisine, using seasonal recipes.
Inspired by memories of great journeys, of secret places, and many recipes shared in the heat of the campfire with friends and family, our cuisine is fresh and contemporary, sealed by wine and the sun.
With its attentive service and daring functional design, Sivela 465 serves simple, high quality dishes, prepared and presented with casual elegance. Spacious and well-lit during the day, Sivela 465 becomes intimate and cozy to receive its nighttime guests.mio-lounge_02

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Park Tower – A Luxury Collection Hotel

Situated in the heart of vibrant, cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, Park Tower epitomizes the city’s inimitable allure. Inside the hotel, exquisite décor and innate elegance seduce while outside, unlimited and enriching activities await—just steps away.lux233ex.83383_xx

The regal 23-floor hotel offers 181 captivating Biedermeier-style guest rooms with refined Italian marble bathrooms. Deluxe Corner Suites, two Terrace Suites, and the top-floor St. Regis Suite provide spectacular city views and unparalleled opulence.

Local Area

Buenos Aires is not only Argentina’s capital, it is also the largest cosmopolitan city in Latin America.

The city began as a settlement on the banks of the widest river in the world, the Rio de la Plata—or as the Spanish conquistadors called it, the “Fresh Water Sea”. Today, it is a hub of the continent’s commercial, financial, cultural, and entertainment industries.swhwn.82498_xx

An ever-developing metropolis, visitors find cultures from all over the world along with designer boutiques, fine restaurants, museums, cultural centers, modern theaters, and cinemas. Charming avenues with names like Santa Fe, Alvear, and Corrientes populate the city, as do beautiful urban parks in the Palermo neighborhood and artistic sites like Las Nereidas: the famous Lola Mora sculpture in the riverside area Puerto Madero.

The Colón Theater and National Museum of Fine Arts are just a few of the establishments that reflect the city’s cultural wealth, which is also seen in Buenos Aires’ many diverse barrios, or neighborhoods. It was here that Argentina’s famous tango evolved, and its urban music is still one of the city’s distinguishing characteristics.

General Shopping Hours are from 10am – 10pm.
• The currency is the Argentine Peso and credit cards are widely accepted.
• Spanish is the official language of Buenos Aires, but English, Portuguese, Japanese, Italian, German, and Armenian speakers are available at the hotel.
• The electrical current is 12/110/220 volt

Features

Incomparable accommodations, a prime location, and warm ambiance combined with unparalleled service make Park Tower the top choice in Buenos Aires for a memorable stay.

In addition to around-the-clock butlers on each floor, a professional Business Center, and valet parking, our Luxury Collection Concierge is always on hand to assist guests. Striving to provide each one with an unforgettable stay, he is pleased to arrange memorable visits to Tigre: an authentic lux233fc.112647_xxEstancia or the distinct Argentinean countryside as well as make restaurant reservations, provide local area information, and more.

Among the hotel features you can find: swimming pools, shooping arcade, Park Tower gym, lighten outdoor tennis court, internet access, environmental practices, and more.

Room classes

Deluxe Room: Our 125 spacious, sophisticated Biedermeier-influenced Deluxe Rooms’ regal golden hues and refined wood furniture reflect the overall style and elegance of Park Tower. In addition to inviting bedding, they feature an expansive sitting area—perfect for relaxing after an exciting day spent exploring Buenos Aires. (420 Square Feet / 39 Square Meters) lux233gr.154145_xx

Grand Deluxe Room:Located between the 18th and 23rd floors, our spacious, elegant Biedermeier-influenced. Grand Deluxe Rooms reflect the hotel’s signature discreet opulence. Combining regal golden hues and refined wood furniture with an expansive sitting area and unrivaled amenities—an espresso machine, exclusive St. Regis Lounge access, and more—they are ideal for relaxing after an exhilarating day spent exploring Buenos Aires. (420 Square Feet / 39 Square Meters)lux233gr.154144_xx

Corner Suite: Our 16 Corner Suites, featuring separate bedrooms and living rooms, are the perfect choice for high-flying executives. Moreover, their charming Biedermeier-style décor and state-of-the-art technological amenities ensure a convenient and enjoyable stay. (592-753 Square Feet / 55-70 Square Meters)lux233gr.154139_xx

Terrace Suite:Our two Terrace Suites, differentiated as the Senator’s Suite and the Governor’s Suite, promise an unforgettable, opulent stay. Featuring spacious terraces with sweeping views of the city and Rio de la Plata along with separate living, dining, and bedrooms, they provide an abundance of space for relaxing, working, and everything in-between. (1,722-1,884 Square Feet / 160-175 Square Meters)lux233gr.154131_xx

St. Regis Suite: Our most discerning guests revel in the penthouse St. Regis Suite. Occupying the entire top floor of Park Tower, it includes a living room, dining room, kitchen, work studio, two bedrooms, and three bathrooms—all accessed via private elevator. Large windows provide a 360-degree view of the Rio de la Plata and downtown Buenos Aires. An unequalled interior, combining comfort with elegance, features imported fine English furniture and characteristic antiques. (3,531 Square Feet / 328 Square Meters)

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Experience the luxury and beauty of this unique hotel, with offers and access to unlimited activities.
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Tarquino Restaurante

In Recoleta, through the leadership of Dante Liporace, Tarquino launches a new phase that will start a varietable revolution in the modern cuisine of Argentina. Tucked away on a quiet block in a chic neighborhood and part of the boutique Hub Porteño hotel, Tarquino is the prime example of this trend.TARQUINO

About a year ago, Recoleta district began to recover the importance and gastronomic level it used to have some decades ago. The renowned chef, Dante Liporace, of great international standing (Maskana, Las Margas Spain together with Pedro Subijana, elBulli on two occasions, chosen as Argentine representative before Girona and Mistura Gastronomic Forum, among others) inaugurated Tarquino restaurant.descarga

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MENU

Pizza

Vegetables, cornalitos, octopus crunch.

Squid pasta, oyster and bacon tartar.

Fillet steak, garlic mash, tempura potato with ginger, algae tapenade, 

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Suckling pig, curry granola, spicy ice-cream, prawn, ketchup.

Lemon flan, white chocolate, red berries.

Seven-course tasting menu with standard and premium pairing.

Cow Sequence

Brain brioche with ossobuco jus

Braised beef cheeks and the three pepperstarquinovacio

Offal

Pastrami and tartar

Pizza-style fillet

Asado candy

Tail and Gin Toric

Milk time

A selection from a wine list of more than 200 picks, mostly local choices, rounds out the meal, and the service proves itself to be doting without being overly formal.” The New York Times (2013)

There is little more to be said after such important critics. Your pass through Buenos Aires could not be completed if you do not visit Tarquino Restaurant.

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Loi Suites Hotels

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Ideally set overlooking the beautiful waters of Rio de la Plata, the chic 5-star Loi Suites Recoleta Hotel enjoys a prime location in Buenos Aires’ fashionable residential neighborhood of Recoleta.662591_231_y

Surrounded by magnificent mansions and buildings exhibiting a French architectural style, the hotel is positioned within easy reach of Argentina’s famous La Recoleta Cemetery.

Loi Suites Recoleta houses lavish guest rooms and suites with an elegant décor, complimentary high-speed internet access, and individual climate-control. This premier hotel boasts a large indoor swimming pool area with a café, fitness center, jacuzzi, and sauna facilities.662591_99_y

Guests at the Hotel Loi Suites Recoleta can start their morning with a free buffet breakfast. After an exciting day of sightseeing, sample gourmet cuisine in the hotel’s own La Fuente restaurant or enjoy a refreshing evening cocktail at the sophisticated bar.

The Iguazu Falls:

The Loi Suites also offer their services in the amazing city of Iguazu. Recognized world-wide, the Iguazu Falls are considered to be one of the most impressive natural beauties on Earth. The Loi Suites Iguazu are a really quality choice to visit this World Wander. Located in a newer development just out side of the town, the hotel is set in amongst the rainforest, with a series of interlinking pools and communal areas.  15875553

Hotel facilities

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  • Bar/lounge
  • Free breakfast
  • Airport transportation
  • Business center
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting rooms3Loisuites_Recoleta_13
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Sauna
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Garden
  • Elevator/lift
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  • Accessible bathroom
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free WiFi
  • Conference space size (feet) – 118
  • Conference space size (meters) – 11
  • Indoor pool

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Madero Tango: Tango Show Buenos Aires

In Puerto Madero, in the best and modern area of Buenos Aires, is located Madero Tango, with a unique river and city view, which is a protagonist of the magic of this place where singing, dancing and a spectacular gastronomy mix within a classy, impacting lounge due to its setting and design.10

Madero Tango offers a dinner-tango show service with very special characteristics in order to delight the audience of all nationalities. Specially designed in all its aspects to be enjoyed by Argentinian and foreigners, it has become the only place of its kind that has been able to gather, since forever, people who live in our country and tourists from all parts of the world. An unforgettable experience that goes over our tradition’s spots: starting with an author exquisite meal, following with a tango show that has the originality of owning a feeling chronology that transforms it into a theatrical play, qualifying as a real Tango Musical. You can enjoy an exceptional wine menu, cocktails and drinks during the evening.

It´s the only artistic production in the country that manages to gather in the same show 1 (1)prestige, popularity and a quality of characters such as Raúl Lavié, Julia Zenko and Laura Fidalgo, management and choreography by the several times rewarded Gustavo Zajak, more than twenty artists on stage and a live orchestra if six exceptional musicians, with a wardrobe, scenography, lighting and sound, equal to the best shows in Europe and United States.

To watch from the most spectacular window in the city the blend of the river that brought the immigrants who would give birth to tango, with the most modern buildings of Argentina, is to acknowledge that tango is alive. To enjoy “experiencing Madero Tango” is to really get to know where tango lives. This musical genre recently declared human heritage is much more than the memory of its golden decades. Today, tango moves your nerve, impassions you, woes you …it is definitely alive and it is the real and vivid story of everyday life. Madero Tango is the only place of its kind where the present and the past merge to create a bond between the audience and tango that is never forgotten. Long live tango, enjoy Madero Tango!3

Show of Tango – Menu

Madero Tango developed an exclusive selection of Argentine local dishes of the highest international level in which there are included the best meats of the country and author’s kitchen.menu3

With the only variety in order that you could select the option that you wish more and begin to live the best night of tango of Buenos Aires. They accompany on our exquisite kitchen an out-standing wine list.

Madero Tango is thus the only experience of tango show with the best cuisine in the city. Make your reservation today and live the experience, emotions and color of this stunning show.

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Claridge Hotel

Neo-classical and British airs intermingle with the breeze from the River Plate. More than a luxury hotel in Buenos Aires, a true urban oasis with tradition and all the man comforts.eurostars-claridge-slide5.1800

Prestige. Elegance. Exclusivity. Style. Distinction. And, above all, culture. These are the identify marks that stand before us. So much is this so that when you cross the threshold of the Eurostars Claridge and enter the emblematic hotel lobby, you cannot be sure if you are in a Buenos Aires hotel or in a select, English gentlemen’s club of long-standing tradition. All through its corridors and lounges, neo-classical and British airs intermingle with the breeze from the River Plate. More than a hotel, you are entering an urban oasis of luxury and tradition, with all the man comforts imaginable.

claridge-004-800x563A world of tradition and distinction envelop the whole design hotel Buenos Aires Eurostars Claridge. With its markedly classical appearance, all its rooms and common areas exude tradition and softly murmur to our guests with a distinctly English accent: Tudor-style lounges, rooms with antique furniture of enormous value, a thousand-and-one details that recall the Victorian era in England and, even, five-o’clock tea at the Claridge Bar.

The Claridge tradition, well-known throughout the city, does not clash with the latest advances in technology and with the most modern luxuries: an open-air swimming pool, and a Business Centre planned so that business men and women do not have to leave the hotel other than to enjoy the treasures and multiple leisure offers that Buenos Aires has to offer.

And, above all, if there is something that characterizes the essence of the Eurostars Claridge, it is our involvement with the world of art and culture. We are a design hotel Buenos Aires enamoured by artistic activity and for this reason, we hold painting exhibitions, opera recitals, cultural events and an endless series of different activities.claridge-hotel-1

Claridge Hotel in buenos Aires offers 152 rooms, totally renovated in classic style, including 146 Superior rooms, 4 Executive suites, one Superior suite and one De-luxe suite. Superior rooms: all rooms have Central air conditioning – Floors for non-smokers – Minibar – Cable TV – Telephone with direct dialing – Sound-proof windows – Working desk – Internet connection – Smoke detectors – Private bathroom with amenities, 110V / 220V outlet, hairdryer, telephone  Executive Suites: Located on the 8th and 9th floors, all with jacuzzi. Windsor Suite: Jacuzzi, king-size bed, terrace. Suitable as a meeting room 70 m2 /753 sq. feet.

Claridge Hotel is one of the best options if you are planning to stay in Buenos Aires. This unique hotel offers you more than you could expect.

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