In 1870, Italian immigrant Santiago Graffigna founded the first winery in the San Juan region. It would become the areaâ€™s most famous vineyard. Graffigna continued in the family until 1980. Today, the company is under the auspices of the French enterprise Pernod Ricard. A tour through Museo Santiago Graffigna teaches this history and the entire wine-making process. Also preserved are the Graffigna familyâ€™s offices. This visit is topped off with a lesson in desgustaciÃ³n (wine tasting) and a sampling of white and red wines.
ColÃ³n 1342 Norte
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Some guides speak English. Sign language interpretation is available with previous arrangement. Another label of this winery is ColÃ³n.
From Avenida San MartÃn, catch city bus LÃnea 12A ($0.50).
Relative price: Free
Open Hours from:Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.; Sunday, holidays 10 a.m.
Open Hours to:Monday-Saturday 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, holidays 4 p.m.
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Visit the cityâ€™s other museums. Make a day trip down to the wineries in Pocitos, through the Zonda canyon, to Difunta Correaâ€™s shrine. Spend another day soaking in the La Laja hot springs.
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