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April 14th 2019
Published: April 14th 2019
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The wine province of Mendoza is world famous. The Norton Malbec is one of my regular purchases from Costco in Calgary so it is only natural that we would seek out the Bodega for a wine tour. Sandy and I had a private tour of this histlorical winery culminating in a light pizza lunch and wine sitting on old barrels in the cellar surrounded by thousands of bottles of mature wines, some of the more valuable bottles locked behind iron gate.

Back at our B&B we were treated to a bottle from 1975. What a wonderful 2 days in Mendoza.


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Bodega Norton

Let the tasting begin
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Norton vines

In the rain shadow of the Andes, Mendoza only relieves 16 days of rain annually.
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Bodega Norton

Commenced operations in 1895 when an English engineer in charge of building the railway met an Argentinian girl and decided to stay.. They had 7 children
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Grapes

For eating not wine
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Norton cellars

Oh to be surrounded by so much red!
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Norton chairs

Made out of old barrels. French oak chairs!
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Recycling

The skins, stems and seeds are used to fertilize the vines
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1975

Courtesy of our B&B hosts
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After a long day

Wine tasting can be exhausting


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