Join Sister Cities on a trip to breathtakingly beautiful Mendoza – Nashville’s seventh
sister city and home to Argentina’s legendary Malbec wines and over 1,000 wineries.
Trip Dates: Sunday, February 25 thru Monday, March 4, 2024 (Must arrive by 5pm on February 25th)
Activities: VIP winery visits and tastings, gourmet luncheons and dinners, lectures from industry insiders, events related to Fiesta Nacional de la Vendimia, and more! It's a trip you will NEVER forget!
Registration Deadline: October 15, 2023
Estimated Program Price: $2,000/ person for double occupancy room (or $4000/couple) and $2,900/person single occupancy room (includes lodging based on double or single occupancy, seven gourmet group meals with wine, on-site transportation and guide services) – does not include airfare, some meals, incidentals. Recommended air travel will be announced in the next few weeks. **PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN ESTIMATED PRICE WHICH MAY CHANGE AS WE GET CLOSER TO THE OCTOBER REGISTRATION DEADLINE**
Deposit: $500 per person due upon registration (non-refundable after October 15, 2023)
Entry/Exit Requirements for U.S. citizens: U.S. citizens need a valid passport to enter Argentina. U.S. citizens with expired or damaged passports may not be allowed to enter and could be sent back to the United States at their own expense. Private U.S. citizens do not need a visa for visits of up to 90 days for tourism or business. Please visit the U.S. State Department's Argentina page for more information.
ABOUT THE TRIP
This special Sister Cities trip was developed by to be a unique experience, immersing
participants in Argentina’s gourmet wine and food culture. You will learn about the
Argentine wine industry from the ground up—at plant nurseries (where grapevines are
cloned and grafted), vineyards (where grapes are grown and harvested), wineries
(where grapes are turned into a finished product), and restaurants (where consumers
come into contact with wine at the end of the production, marketing and sales chain).
You will learn about Argentina’s gourmet locally produced food (much of it practically
organic) by visiting farms and production facilities for olive oil, fresh fruits and
Our host in Argentina is David English, a Nashvillian who has lived and worked in
Mendoza for the past ten years. He was instrumental in forging the Sister Cities
relationship with Nashville. As a participant in this program, you will be taken “behind
the scenes” of one of the most important winemaking regions in the world, introducing
you to award-winning wineries, legendary winemakers and local civic leaders.
Mendoza, a provincial capital of approximately one million people, gives you the chance to fully
immerse yourself in Argentine culture. Long renowned for its world-class wines, Mendoza has become
the center of Argentina’s wine industry, and because of its
proximity to the mountains, a center for adventure tourism.
A friendly city with sunny skies, a dry desert climate and
broad sycamore-lined streets, much of Mendocino life is lived
outdoors in plazas, parks and sidewalk cafés, where visitors
have many opportunities for meeting and getting to know
Argentines. In addition, Mendoza provides quick access to
interesting outlying villages, mountains and rural recreational areas and is just a one hour flight from
Our group will stay at a 4-star hotel in downtown Mendoza, close to numerous restaurants, shops and
a supermarket. The comfortable suites have a clean and modern style. All suites feature air
conditioning, internet connection, cable TV
and other amenities. A beautiful breakfast spread including meats, cheeses, coffee, and a variety of fruits and pastries is included with your stay.
OTHER INFORMATION OF NOTE
To ensure the price and details of this program, a minimum of 10 individuals must participate. This is a package price - if you vary at all from the group itinerary you must pay any additional charges. Cost of the program may vary due to group size, exchange rate fluctuations and inflation in Argentina. Participants do not receive refunds for missed excursions or activities. The $500 per person deposit is non-refundable after the registration deadline has passed.