Two hundred and three years ago, the city of Buenos Aires celebrated the deposition of Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros King from Spain and his replacement for the First Patriotic Government. With Candombes and opening speeches, empanadas (pie stuffed with meat), sopaipillas (fried dough), and mate, Creoles commemorated the beginning of the Independence. Nowadays, Argentina maintains this tradition and the wineries all over the country join these celebrations.
Osadía de Crear, Domino del Plata winery’s restaurant, dresses in white and light blue to honor the nation on its day, recreating typical period dishes and recovering ingredients and cooking techniques to encourage patriotism. This alternative consists of a regional 5-course meal paired with the Crios range. Moreover, visitors will enjoy a traditional Argentine afternoon with mate, fried pastry with quince and sopaipillas with Malbec syrup, surrounded by stunning scenery of mountains and vineyards.
Moreover, Bodega Norton joins this commemoration and offers a different alternative in its facilities in Perdriel, Luján de Cuyo. Visitors will have the option of experiencing the program called Creciendo Junto al Vino (Growing along with Wine), in which they accompany wine from its birth in the vineyards to the bottle. At midday, its La Vid restaurant will welcome visitors with Creole empanadas from Mendoza paired with Norton Colección Varietales Torrontes, Northern chicken pie with Norton Mil Rosas Merlot and Norton Roble Pinot Noir will be the partner of the main course; finally, as dessert, rice pudding with roast quince will be served with Norton Late Harvest.
In addition, up to the end of May, Margot Deli –the exclusive bistro of Casa Margot- offers a special menu to celebrate a new anniversary of the May Revolution. This attractive alternative consists of regional dishes paired with Celedonio Gran Malbec, the icon wine of Bodega Margot (Tupungato, Uco Valley), which is among the best rated by wine professionals and enthusiasts.
In the case of Piattelli Vineyards, the winery celebrates during the all weekend of May 25 at its facilities located in Cafayate, Salta and in Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza. In both cases, the winery offers a delicious 3-course menu accompanied by a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay of its Premium Reserve line.
Moreover, on May 25, 30 wineries from all over the country will take part in the second edition of “Bodegas Abiertas” (in English: Open Wineries), a charity initiative aimed at promoting Argentine wine tourism. All the details about this event are on: http://www.winesur.com/top-news-2/bodegas-abiertas-2013