Ernesto Catena Vineyards

Ernesto Catena Vineyards, Vista Flores: Hours, Address, Ernesto Catena Vineyards Reviews: 4/5

Ernesto Catena Vineyards
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11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
At the feet of the Andes, sitting at 1090m, lie Tikal Natural Vineyards. A variety of grapes, including Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are grown over 48 ha of cultivated land, however, Tikal Natural is more than just a vineyard; it is a piece of art, a perfect example of the symphony between man and land. The vineyard has been Demeter certified biodynamic since 2012, taking practices beyond organic through the generation of Finca Tikal Natural’s inputs, such as native yeast, from the living dynamics of the vineyard. At Tikal Natural Vineyards wine is made through the translation of land to glass.
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More than 3 hours
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Kaitlyn K
34 contributions
Beautiful vineyard and grounds - unique!
Feb. 2020
Ernesto Catena was our last stop after our full day of vineyard touring. We were so full after lots of food and wine but glad we stopped here last as the experience is very casual and relaxing with hammocks by the lake and alpacas scattered throughout the property. We arrived almost an hour late but the owner took care of us and we got to try tons of wine. Not our favorite wines but the experience and ambiance was unique and definitely worth it. It doesn't seem to be a very well known vineyard in the area
Written March 2, 2020
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Kaitlyn, thanks for stopping by and visiting us. We were really glad to have you. It’s always nice to hear our guests enjoy the experience.
Written March 13, 2020
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Tracy M
Buenos Aires, Argentina10 contributions
Thoroughly thoughtful, aesthetically stunning with kind staff and organic/biodynamic grounds
Feb. 2020
We have loved Organic Animal Malbec since the first time we tasted it nearly 4 years ago. Since then we've had countless of bottles of this amazing wine. So when we planned our visit to Mendoza this year, visiting Ernesto Catena was at the top of our priorities. And it was the absolute best decision we could have made.

The first thing that needs mentioning is the quality of their staff. Lucio was our companion for the day and there are not enough positive words to describe him. His flair and playfulness abounds, his professionalism is top, and his knowledge of the grounds, the history of the family, the wine and Ernesto's personal vision is abundant. We laughed and frolicked through the day together, learning, exploring, discovering all the different grapes and techniques used for the art of wine making. (thank you Lucio! We will not forget you!)
The amount of wine poured was beyond generous from a sparkling rose to the most delicious deep robust reds. And the food...

Well, that leads me to Cynthia the Asadora. Cynthia's food was amazing and her kind spirit did not go unnoticed. She started the day with pizza al horno (oven-made pizza), with prosciutto and arugula, and a classic margarita, paired with a deliciously chilled rose bubbly. We later followed with a classic asado (3 different cuts of meat cooked to perfection) with four or five different vegetable sides, every vegetable grown on the very property we were exploring. Everything we ate was handmade with love and care by Cynthia from the pizza crust to the asado di tierra to the peach/arugula salad. Thank you Cynthia.

The tour is less about the details of wine production, although you are shown many aspects of it, and is more about the artistic flair behind Ernesto's vision of wine culture. After a beautiful day spent touring Ernesto's vineyard, you are left uplifted with an essence of his vision and passion for life and wine. There is a playful and creative spirit that runs through everything you see, touch, and taste, and the thoughtfulness and care will astound. The from the beginning to end, this is the wine tour is a must. Above all this, our tour was completely private. Exclusive to our party. What incredible luck we had in that sense.

Organic, biodynamic, fair price, fun, abundant, generous, kind, playful, thoughtful, private, exclusive. Don't miss it.
Written February 21, 2020
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Tracha, thank you for spending a wonderful day with us in our farm. We are really glad you had a good time and enjoyed the experience.
Written March 13, 2020
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Logan Scott
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
Amazing private wine tour!
Feb. 2020
What a fantastic day. Thank you to Lucio for being such a wonderful host and guide, as well as Folco and Cynthia for their hospitality. The private experience is what made this so special, as well as the incredible lunch! (Thank you Cynthia) This made our trip to Mendoza. You won't want to miss the beautiful views and the great wine. We can't recommend this enough.

Thank you to the whole Tikal team for their attention to detail.
Written February 21, 2020
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Thanks for your kind words. We are really glad you had a good time in our farm! Thanks for stopping by!!
Written March 13, 2020
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Pacu
La Plata, Argentina12 contributions
Tourist Bait
Apr. 2019 • Friends
Besides the great view, it can be disappointing if you are Argentinean. The traditional Asado is average. Scarce if you have great appetite. The vineyard tour guide has little idea about the details of the business and it’s more of a storyteller than a wine specialist.

They don’t show you the whole facility and the amount of wine they offer falls short. After paying around 80 USD each one would expect to have more wine served

We couldn’t enjoy the beautiful sunset because we were invited to leave

Written April 28, 2019
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ditchthislife
Regina, Canada1,531 contributions
Exceptional Day!
Mar. 2019 • Couples
The one place I really wanted to visit while in Mendoza was the Ernesto Catena Vineyards. Tikal was my first introduction to Malbec a number of years ago and remains one of my favourite wines.

I emailed for reservations and Manu was very responsive. He outlined our options and dates available. We really wanted to do the day at the farm but we were only two however, even though it is supposed to be a minimum of four, they graciously accommodated us.

We were greeted by Manu with glasses of their sparkling rose which was fresh and delicious. We then snacked on homemade bread and freshly grilled chorizo and blood sausage.

Next up was a tour of the farm. It was fascinating to learn all about the organic processes used at the vineyard. They also make biodynamic wines which incorporate not only organic growing practices but also follows a planting calendar that depends upon astronomical configurations.

After the tour we enjoyed a delicious lunch of pork, steak, salads and grilled vegetables. Paired along with lunch was a selection of wines from the Animal, Tikal and Siesta lines. Everything was incredible!

This was the last wine tour we did in the three weeks in Argentina and we certainly saved the best for last! Excellent food, wine and company!
Written March 24, 2019
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