Founded in 1902, Argentina’s Bodega Catena Zapata is known for its pioneering role in resurrecting Malbec and in discovering extreme high altitude terroirs in the Andean foothills of Mendoza.
The family’s Adrianna Vineyard at almost 5,000 feet elevation has been called the Grand Cru of South America.
Awards: Decanter Man of the Year, Wine Spectator Distinguished Service Award, Der Feinschmaker Award, Wine and Spirits and Wine Enthusiast Winery Awards.
Winetraveler Tip Regarding Booking Tours at Bodega Catena Zapata: Be sure to contact the winery well ahead of time to make a reservation. Winetraveler visitors report it can take several days to confirm tour availability. Contact the winery using the contact information on this page.
Catena Pyramid Visit
Welcome drink at La Pirámide. Walk by the main barrels room and tour of the vineyard. A tasting of three high-end wines with a selection of nuts.
Wines: Catena Alta Chardonnay. D.V. Catena Vineyard Designated La Pirámide Cabernet Sauvignon and D.V. Catena Vineyard Designated Nicasia Malbec.
Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes (including time in the Wine Shop).
Available hours: Monday to Friday 09:30, 11:30, 15:00, 16:00 h. Saturdays 9:30 and 11:30 h.
Tasting Price: $30 per person.
If you plan to visit Mendoza, please accept our invitation to visit us.
Given that all tours are done by specialized guides in small groups, we encourage you to book a date and time in advance.
Renaissance of Malbec Visit
Tour based on the history of Malbec.
Visit to La Pirámide vineyard.
Guided barrel tasting and 4 high-end wines, accompanied by regional cheeses, charcuteries, olives and nuts.
Wines: Catena Alta Malbec, D.V. Catena Vineyard Designated Adrianna Malbec, Malbec Argentino and Nicolás Catena Zapata.
Duration: 2 hours (including time in the Wine Shop).
Available hours: Monday to Friday 11:00 and 15:00 h. Saturdays 11:00 h.
Price: $100 per person.
Adrianna Grand Cru Visit
Tour focused on the vineyard wines of Adrianna Vineyard.
Visit to La Pirámide vineyard.
Guided barrel tasting and four of the Parcel wines from Adrianna as well as Malbec Argentino, paired with tapas of regional products.
Wines: Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard White Bones, Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard White Stones, Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Fortuna Terrae, Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard River Stones and Malbec Argentino.
Duration: 2 and a half hours (including time in the Wine Shop).
Available hours: Tuesday and Friday 10:30 h.
Price: $150 per person.
This winery is popular for its Barrel Tastings. Try wines directly out of oak barrels during a wine tour or tasting with this producer.
This winery is popular among visitors for its beautiful architectural design.
This winery offers a variety of wines paired with food.
This winery is known for its Great Views on the property.
This winery offers small plates of food during wine tastings. Typically in the form of cheeses, meats or small sandwiches.
This winery is popular for its vineyard views.
This winery is known for its courses or tours that teach wine education.
This winery offers wine tastings on the property either by walk-in or appointment.
This winery offers wine tours on their property. Either of the winery facility, vineyards and/or cellar space.