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Lot 2 ~ Viva La Vida

  •  Seven-night South American adventure in Argentina and Uruguay
  •  Lunch & wine tasting at Bodega Vistalba in Mendoza, Argentina 
  •  Four nights at O. Fournier winery in Mendoza, Argentina
  • Accommodations for four in a private residence
  • Horseback riding & whitewater rafting adventure
  • Cooking class & wine blending course
  •  Three nights at Alejandro Bulgheroni’s Bodega Garzón in Uruguay
  • Luxurious private accommodations for four nearby
  • A round of golf on the estate’s private course 
  • Dinner for four at Hotel & Restaurante Garzon
  • Custom olive oil blending session and lunch 
  • Private wine tasting and lunch at the winery restaurant
  •  Private transportation / transfers in-out
  •  One VinGardeValise® wine suitcase

The allure of a South American adventure is palpable in this lot, featuring a week in Argentina and Uruguay at two of the continent’s most architecturally stunning wineries. 

Your first stop is a visit to Alejandro Bulgheroni and Carlos Pulenta’s beautiful Bodega Vistalba, which translates to “view of the dawn” and references the winery’s fabled vistas. There, you will be hosted for a traditional Argentinian lunch and a private tasting of their acclaimed wines, including the sensational and limited Corte A.

Then you are off to O. Fournier winery for four days of adventure, where you will go horseback riding through the highlands, experience the thrill of whitewater rafting on the Tunuyán River and take classes with award-winning chef Nadia Haron, an experience designed to demystify the techniques behind the region’s wines and cooking. You’ll also learn the techniques behind blending different wines with O. Fournier’s head winemaker and take home six bottles of your proprietary blend in your new VinGardeValise® wine travel case.

Next, it’s off to the idyllic country of Uruguay. There you will visit the beautiful Bodega Garzón, a new winery pioneered by Bulgheroni, located near Punta del Este, the Riviera of South America. You will enjoy a private tasting of the winery’s limited-production, estate-grown wines and an intimate lunch at the winery’s restaurant amid staggering views of majestic mountains. Later that evening, you will have a gourmet meal at Hotel & Restaurante Garzon, owned by Alejandro Bulgheroni and celebrated chef, cookbook author and television personality Francis Mallmann. The mysteries of olive oil are revealed the following day during a custom olive oil-blending session at Colinas de Garzón, an olive mill founded by Alejandro and his wife Bettina. An alfresco lunch representing the bounty of the region follows. 

And did we mention three nights of luxury accommodation and golf on the estate’s private course, designed by Angel Cabrera, winner of the U.S. Open and the Masters? Viva la Vida!



DONORS: Alejandro Bulgheroni, Bodega Vistalba,Bodega Garzón, Hotel & Restaurante Garzón, Jose Ortega, O. Fournier Winery, VinGardeValise®

Designed for two couples.

Travel to be on mutually agreeable dates between March and April 2016.