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Sister Cities Raffle - Trip for 2 to Mendoza

Win a Trip for 2 to Mendoza, Argentina with Sister Cities of Nashville!

You and a guest can 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: February 25, 2024 – March 4, 2024

Airfare included in prize!

 

What you’re supporting:

·       By purchasing a raffle ticket for $100, you are supporting Sister Cities of Nashville, a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering peace and mutual understanding through cultural exchange and educational programming.  Proceeds will directly support educational programs and scholarships for Nashville students to visit our Sister Cities across the world.

 

How to Purchase Tickets:

  • SCN Board members and staff are selling tickets.  You can also visit scnashville.org to purchase online.
  • Participants can purchase as many tickets as they want. SCN will sell no more than 500 tickets.
  • Cash, check (made out to Sister Cities of Nashville), Venmo @scnashville, and credit card are acceptable payments. 
  • Those purchasing tickets online will be added to the raffle in order of purchase either by receiving a ticket stub from the individual who sold them the ticket, or their ticket will be mailed to them.  The ticket portion with contact information will be retained by Sister Cities
  • Purchasers must keep the assigned ticket stub as the number on the stub will correspond with the winning ticket drawn.

 

Winner’s expectations and commitments:

  • Winner and their guest must be 21 years of age at the time of ticket purchase.
  • Winner and their guest will accompany the annual Sister Cities of Nashville trip to Mendoza, Argentina.  This is a group trip designed for a group of 10-15 adults.
  • Winner and their guest must arrive in Mendoza by 5pm February 25, 2024, which means departing the US by plane on February 24th.  The trip ends March 4, 2024.
  • Winner and their guest will enjoy pre-planned VIP winery visits and tastings, gourmet luncheons and dinners, lectures from industry insiders, events related to Fiesta Nacional de la Vendimia, and will experience opportunities to meet and engage with residents of Mendoza, truly experiencing the hospitality and culture of this amazing city and country.
  • Winner will be responsible for some meals.  Not all meals are provided within the group package.
  • Winner is responsible for having the correct travel documents necessary to travel to Argentina
  • Argentina 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.

 

Taxes and Liabilities:

·       Sister Cities has committed to cover any IRS tax fees associated with winning this prize.

·       Estimated Worth of Prize: $8000 total. $4000 in accommodation and tours (includes lodging based on double or single occupancy, seven gourmet group meals with wine, on-site transportation and guide services) and $4000 in economy airfare.  Winners will be able to book their own flights and SCN will reimburse the cost to the winner and their guest up to $2000 per person.

  

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 vegetables.

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.

 

ABOUT MENDOZA

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 Santiago, Chile. 

 

ACCOMODATION

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

This is a package price - if you vary at all from the group itinerary you must pay any additional charges. Participants do not receive refunds for missed excursions or activities.  Participants are welcome to arrive early or leave after dates of the trip package, but are responsible for costs accrued outside of the trip dates and what is covered in the trip package.  It is recommended that travelers bring at least $300 in U.S. cash (in $100 bill denominations) or more depending upon what you would like to do outside of the planned meals and itinerary.  


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