Belasco de Baquedano
With some Spanish money behind this project, the main attraction in Belasco de Baquedano winery is the impressive sensory aroma room where you can train your snout by sniffing all the different aromas that appear in wine from primary fruits, to oak induced spice and even defects in wine like skunk and sulfur. 46 different primary, secondary and tertiary aromas are captured in chemical form in different containers so you can test your ability to recognize different aromas in a wine.
After a good time sniffing, head to the restaurant for a wine paired lunch, or to the tasting room to put your new nose skills into practice.
The upstairs restaurant has a good view over the vineyards and the distant mountains with a large terrace perfect for posing for pictures. Back inside, the busy dining room serves a fixed four-course menu with wines paired to the food. Expect pretty tapas dishes, tangy goats cheese salad, and a big piece of steak to grace the menu as well as a sweet dessert to go with their Late Harvest Malbec.
Most of Belasco’s wines are Malbec however they are increasingly diversifying with Malbec rose and sparkling Malbec as well as a Torrontes.