Beautiful River Walk Hotel to Host Two Mendoza, Argentina Wine Dinners
Beautiful River Walk hotel, Hotel Valencia Riverwalk, to host two Mendoza, Argentina Wine Dinners. These events will take diners on a culinary tour of Argentina while showcasing some of the country’s finest wines.
Hotel Valencia Riverwalk is hosting two Argentinean Wine Dinners this fall, on Thursday, Sept. 12 and Thursday, Oct. 3 in its Argentinean-inspired restaurant, Dorrego’s. Each wine dinner will feature some of Mendoza, Argentina’s most esteemed wines and will pair these with a delectable multi-course dinner.
Mendoza is Argentina’s premier wine-making region. Located in the eastern foothills of the Andes Mountains, Mendoza vineyards are planted at some of the highest altitudes of any wine in the world. The sunny and dry climate, with its warm days and cool nights, creates ideal grape-growing conditions.
On Tuesday, Sept. 12, Mendoza winemaker Luis Reginato will present wines from the Lucca, La Posta and Reginato wineries. These small-family wineries are renowned for their old vine varietals that are sustainably grown in the high-altitude Uco Valley.
On Tuesday, Oct. 3, Mendel Winery CEO Diego Surasky will present wines from the historic Mendel vineyards. Mendel wines classically combine Vintner Roberto de la Mota’s prestigious wine-making skills and heritage vineyards to make some of Mendoza’s most elegant wines.
Hotel Valencia Riverwalk General Manager Safet Dokara recently visited Argentina and spent time in the Mendoza wine country. While there, he visited a number of wineries, including the famous Mendel Winery.
“Here at Hotel Valencia Riverwalk, we want to introduce the great wines of Argentina to San Antonians,” Dokara said. “There is no better way than to pair these wines with the authentic Argentinian cuisine of our restaurant Dorrego’s. In addition, our esteemed Argentinean guest presenters will share some of their knowledge of Mendoza’s finest wines with the diners.”
The Wine Dinners will each begin with a reception at 6 p.m. in the Naranja Bar, followed by a multi-course dinner at 6:30 p.m. Each wine will be introduced by Vintners Reginato and Surasky. They will share insights into each wine’s origins, character and flavor profiles. Each course will feature Argentinean-inspired dishes that complement the featured wines. At the conclusion of each dinner, diners will have the opportunity to purchase bottles of the featured wines signed by the visiting winemakers.
“We are excited to bring some of these vineyard treasures to San Antonio and plan to continue developing our relationships with various Mendoza winemakers,” Dokara said. “We look forward to hosting additional Mendoza Wine Dinners in the future.”
Tickets for the Wine Dinners are $135 per person. Reservations may be made by going to hotelvalencia-riverwalk.com.
About Valencia Hotel Group
Houston-based Valencia Hotel Group is a fully integrated hospitality company that provides management, development, branding and repositioning services for independent, full-service hotels owned by the company, in addition to third parties. Exceptional service, style and location have become brand trademarks. Earning both national and international recognition for their distinctive designs, amenities and settings, Valencia Hotel Group properties are destinations and gathering places within their respective communities, some further benefitting from and enriching their space within the cultural heart of a city. The company continues to forge a niche with hotels that anchor and add value to urban, mixed-use environments, which further support or enhance the guest experience with superior residential, restaurant, retail and office components. The associates at Valencia Hotel Group are highly trained in a service-oriented culture and take pride in providing exceptional customer service to all guests. The Valencia Hotel Group portfolio currently includes: Hotel Valencia Santana Row in San Jose, CA, Hotel Valencia Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX, and The George™ in College Station, TX. The Court concept brands include Lone Star Court in Austin, TX, Cavalry Court in College Station, TX, Texican Court in Irving, TX and Cotton Court in Lubbock, TX. For more information, please visit www.valenciahotelgroup.com.