It was a semi-tearful good bye today at Flechas de los Andes winery - I had the time of my life!!! I was treated with respect and Argentine hospitality with lots of laughs along the way.
I have been living and working there for 16 days as an intern, gaining more knowledge on red wine vinification and the terroir of Mendoza. I have the stained Malbec hands to prove it! I have met some incredible people along the way and made some new friends that will last a lifetime. The biggest challenge was the language barrier and I am walking away determined to learn another language.
After my first week at the winery I skyped with my Father and he asked, "what do you do all day"?? I tried to explain and thought I would be better to post these photos of some of the jobs I helped with. I am also including photos of the winery property and memorable moments during my stay.
|Density and temperature readings|
|Tasting from the vat|
|Remuntage, or pumping over the wine with a pump and hose line|
|Tasting the '13 & '14 tank samples with the Oenologists|
|The back of the winery and also my apartment - outstanding!|
|The apartment set in the middle of the vineyards at the foot of the Andes:)|
|I'm not kidding - this is the view from my bedroom window!|
|Lunch at Postales de Plata|
|Horseback riding in the Andes!!!|
|A special Asado hosted by my friend Dennis from Waterloo, at his home in Mendoza|