Patagonia, a region that links southern Chile and Argentina, is best known for vast landscapes and its spectacular range of wildlife.
However, the Argentine side has become a landmark on the vineyard map. The following four wineries located in Patagonia’s Neuquén province – forming part of the Bus Turístico de la Ruta del Vino bus route – offer an unbeatable and off-the-beaten track vineyard experience.
BODEGA FAMILIA SCHROEDER
Amateur palaeontologists will love stepping into this family-run bodega to fuse high-end wines with dinosaur fossils. Patagonia means “land of the big feet”, and some of the largest used to run riot in the region millions of years ago. The stony soils, which today nurture Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec among others, also nurtured dinosaur fossils that were unearthed when the Schroeder’s constructed their bodega in 2002.
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