Architecture, Art & Winery Design – Architects Bórmida & Yanzón – Luján de Cuyo.
In this tour we invite you to experience with all your senses the incredible world of wine architecture. A tour where you will taste excellent wines while you discover the wineries of Luján de Cuyo designed by the renowned local architecture firm Bórmida & Yanzón.
20 km from the city of Mendoza is this department known as Tierra Malbec. The name is due to the large number of wineries that produce Argentina’s flagship grape in this area. Its privileged view of the Andes Mountains, its irrigation ditches, groves and wide irrigation canals will not fail to surprise you.
The driver will pick you up at your accommodation early in the morning. The drive to the first destination will take 20 minutes; the exact time for our experienced guide to tell you about Mendoza’s wine history and detail the day’s itinerary: architecture, wine and gourmet lunch.
Upon arrival you will notice that the buildings built by Bórmida & Yanzón are characterized by their relationship with the landscape of the place, an integrating concept between the context and the architecture. They highlight the simple forms but of great strength and character, like the excellent wines that we will taste during the tour.
We will visit cellars that are functional to tourism, art and production. We will learn that in a desert like Mendoza, the design of xerophytic gardens with native plants is essential to protect the environment. In each B & Y winery sustainable gardening plays a major role in the preservation of water resources and provides more microsites for local wildlife, a feature that distinguishes them.
To end the tour, a delicious gourmet lunch awaits us at the foot of the Andes Mountains paired with a selection of wines from the last winery we will visit in Luján de Cuyo.
Architecture and wine come together in a disruptive visit to the wineries that changed the way we see and drink our national drink!
If the day is sunny, remember to bring your glasses to enjoy all the exterior details of the wineries, they are works of art!
At SAK Wine & Travel we want our trips to generate the least possible negative impact on the communities that inhabit Mendoza and its surroundings. Through different actions we contribute to the care of water, a fundamental resource for our province. By traveling with us you are joining our sustainable philosophy.
Combine this winery architecture with a Mendoza city tour. See more here.
What do you need for this tour?
We suggest you to bring these items for personal use to make your excursion perfect:
– Small backpack.
– Extra mineral water.
– Personal care items (lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, antibacterial gel/wipes, insect repellent).
– Special clothing: hat or cap, sunglasses, comfortable clothing appropriate to the weather forecast and footwear suitable for the activity.
Safety tips: Inform the guide or driver about any illness, allergy or physical restriction. Remember to bring your medication and administration instructions.