If you've ever wanted to see something so beautiful it actually hurts your eyes to look at it, here it is!
A disclaimer: I did not take this picture, though I wish I did. It was sent to me by Micheal Evans, co-founder of the amazing Vines of Mendoza. The Vines offers a unique approach to teaching people around the world about Argentina's incredible wines and wine country.
There is the Vines of Mendoza Tasting Room, where visitors can sample Malbecs, blends, and varietals from Argentina's finest boutique wineries. And there's the Acequia Wine Club, with which members have bottles of exclusive wines delivered directly to their doorstep. And then there's this:
The Vines of Mendoza Private Vineyard Estates; where you may buy 3 to 10 acre plots of land at the base of the Andes in the Uco valley. There, you will have your very own vineyard estate constructed, and work with an oenologist to develop the wine they will later create. Then, vines are planted, and a few years later, grapes are harvested, and your legacy of winemaking (pardon the pun) reaches fruition. All of this is carefully planned and managed by a team of professional winemakers, growers, and architects.
Owners can take as active (harvesting the grapes themselves) or as passive a role as they want (just watching others do the work while they sip a glass of Malbec) in the process. In this case, the cliche is true--a picture is worth a thousand words! Vines of Mendoza Vineyard estates is a dream come true.
For another eyeful, pour yourself a glass of Malbec, follow the link above to the Vines page and go to the 'album' menu--it's like taking a mini-vacation to Mendoza. Thanks to Micheal for the gorgeous photos!