Our Story

Lira Wine Experience developed through a combined dream of our Co-founders – Karen, Nicole and Joaquin. After Karen travelled to Argentina to visit her daughter, Nicole, who was living there with her partner, Joaquin, it was obvious that she had unveiled something very special. Joaquin’s love of his home country, its incredible food and wine, its unique culture and diverse landscapes, was instantly contagious.

Through a combination of the trio’s expansive experience in travel and tourism, and their passion for excellent wine, food and South American culture – Lira Wine Experience was born.

Today it is our mission to excel in going beyond just the wine and bring learning opportunities about the history and culture behind it. Our Argentine wine experiences explore three distinct regions along the Andes mountain range, discovering world class food and wine, immersive cultural experiences with the guidance of knowledgeable local experts.

Our passion is creating authentic food, wine and cultural experiences that enable you to connect and learn with Argentina’s most passionate producers and professionals, through a curated cultural itinerary that expands beyond the beaten tracks, and we can’t wait to take you on our next trip.

What makes us different?

  • We’re the only Australian based Argentina wine experience company – you’ll be experiencing Argentina alongside Nicole and Joaquin, who live in Australia should you have any queries beforehand.
  • Who also both happen to be bilingual (English and Spanish) so you’re in the best hands either side of the Pacific Ocean.
  • Joaquin was born in, and grew up in Argentina. Nicole is Australian and has lived and travelled extensively in Argentina. Our knowledge on Argentina, wine, and travel is second to none.
  • We’re the only luxury and boutique Argentinian wine experience company – we aim for excellence in all we do, so we’ve put together the best selection of wineries, restaurants, boutique accommodation and cultural experiences.

Who We Are

Hi! We are Karen, Nicole and Joaquin, three individuals with a passion for great wine and cultural travel in Argentina. Collectively, we truly believe that wine should and can be enjoyed by anyone.


Karen is a travel professional from Australia who has worked for one of the worlds largest travel providers. Karen’s experience provides invaluable insight into preparing bespoke, one-of-a-kind experiences.

Karen has visited dozens of exclusive wine destinations around the world and her wisdom is key to shaping and creating a new horizon for wine lovers and those who dare to explore.
Karen will take you out of the ordinary but never leave any detail to chance. She brings a great deal of inspiration in discovering the most amazing “hidden gems” that are off the beaten track to create an unforgettable experience.

Nicole is bilingual in English and Spanish and has a background in International Studies. She brings a deep understanding of Argentinian culture to Lira Wine Experience, having lived and travelled far and wide through the country over many years.
Nicole is a quality driven organiser and one of the kindest and friendliest guides you will ever meet.
Nicole’s insight and knowledge of the Argentinian history and culture shows in the surprise of the locals every time they find out she is actually Australian.

Joaquin is an Argentinian native and is an accredited bilingual Argentinian tourism expert, who has lived in Australia for five years. Having worked in a wide variety of fields within the tourism industry (including hotels, airlines, language tourism, and product development) Joaquin understands the importance of a truly boutique experience that goes above and beyond.
Joaquin is a passionate foodie and wine lover, especially when it comes to Argentinian wine. Having developed a number of tailored wine tours in Argentina, with outstanding feedback, he can’t wait to prepare you for your trip and help you discover his beautiful country. With Joaquin it’ll be a one of a kind wine experience for even the most experienced connoisseur.

Contact Us – for more information about your tour.


Travelling with Lira?

You’ll get only the best of the best, from excellent wineries and spectacular food to luxury boutique accommodation.

Travel with the security of a local bi-lingual guide

Relax knowing that we’ve organised everything for you

You’ll enjoy the comfort of private, air-conditioned ground transport

Your group will be small and intimate with a maximum of 10 people


Tel: (within AUS) 0417737648

(outside AUS) +61417737648

Drop Above Pty Ltd – Trading As -Lira Wine Experience
PO Box 233, Brighton, 3186 Victoria,  Australia