Although the stream is sluggish, we were unable to reach Bodegas that night.
There are just 873 bodegas in Mendoza, though 800 of them are comparatively small.
From Guayaquil to Bodegas by Yankee steamer; fare, $2; time, eight hours.
Perhaps there is no part of the world where the art of wine-making has been pushed so far as in the bodegas of Mendoza.
The bodegas produce a very steady wine, which is guaranteed by their trade marks.
It was interesting to trace the different hypsometrical zones by the change of vegetation from Bodegas to this lofty spot.
At Bodegas hire beasts at the Consignacion for Guaranda; price for riding and cargo beasts, $4 each.
I went over two of the biggest and found them equipped as well as the bodegas of Europe.
These casks, as filled, are hoisted upon bullock-carts, and sent jolting away to the Jerez bodegas.
Mendoza is an excellent wine country, and some of its bodegas are among the largest in the world.