Encounter the Vineyards of Mendoza

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Mendoza, producing over 80% of Argentina’s wines, is comparable to the Napa Valley of California as a hot destination for the wine-loving traveler.The Malbec grape originates from France did terribly in the rainy weather of France and was considered a table wine. But when the Malbec grape reached the sun-soaked desert soils of Argentina it flourished into a beautiful fruit-forward wine perfectly pairing with the Argentine diet of steak.

Basking under year-round sun in the foothills of the Andes Mountains, the Province of Mendoza boasts the perfect climate for winegrowing. If you like a little wining and dining (and let’s face it, who doesn’t?), then you will not want to miss at least a few days of indulgence here in the beautiful and bountiful Mendoza Province. The town itself has a lovely summery feel, with wide, tree-lined boulevards and plazas, perfect for strolling through one afternoon. The pace here is, as you might expect, pretty relaxed, and there are a great range of restaurants and bars to choose from with some lively nightlife too.

mendoza: vineyards, food and mountains

As well as offering plenty of opportunity for sitting down with a nice glass of wine, Mendoza is a great gateway for adventures into the Andes, and you can take a day trip out into the mountains to the Chilean border, or enjoy adventure sports like whitewater rafting, horseback riding, or skiing in winter. The main draw, however, is of course the wine tasting, and there are dozens of vineyards of all types and sizes, making it a fascinating place to learn about growing and production techniques. Mendoza produces some of the best wines in the world and the sunny vineyards are backed by stunning views of the snow-capped Andes. The most famous of Mendoza’s world-class wines is the rich Malbec red, but there are also some excellent sparkling whites and many other noteworthy reds made here, as well as some top-notch olive oil too. Get ready for some gourmet indulgence!

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Chacras de Coria

Just outside of the hustle and bustle of Mendoza, the leafy district of Chacras de Coria is a great place to stay, and you’ll find many of Mendoza’s most important wineries here too. You’ll be within easy reach of both the vineyards and the city center, but will be able to enjoy a lovely calm atmosphere and some great restaurants.

Wine Museum Bodega Rural

Located in Maipu, a unique wine museum invites you to experience the history of winemaking at La Rural. It has become the most important wine museum in the Americas, on par with many French, Italian and South African museums. It’s a wonderful way to receive a more in depth and full picture of the region and its importance and influence on Argentine culture.

Wine Tours

From enormous international wineries to family owned boutique vineyards, every wine producer has a unique experience to offer far beyond what is found in any wine shop. Tours and tastings can be arranged at a range of bodegas brands, there are also more private or exclusive if looking for a unique experience, from elegant to more rural and rustic.

Wine tour by bike

Explore the wine country by bicycle, mapping a cycle route, then pedaling through Mendoza’s wine country just might be a blast to explore the region for a day or two. Visit a string of 3-4 vineyards in a day, enjoy the views of Mendoza’s rolling vineyards backed by the Andes, while soaking up the fresh air of the great outdoors!


In Mendoza, there are many different ways to experience adventure in the snow melt waters of the Andes. Most of the rafting excursions are done on the wild and scenic portion of the Mendoza River, above the Potrerillos Dam and Reservoir. The rapids in the summer are Class III, so reasonable for amateurs.

Mendoza City

The city of Mendoza itself has a charmingly relaxed pace of life and is built around the Plaza Independencia from where wide boulevards lead off to other smaller plazas. The city’s plazas, along with its many parks, are very pleasant to walk through, especially Parque General San Martín, a 17km leafy oasis of trees, lakes and rose gardens.

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Title Address Description
Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, CABA, ArgentinaArgentina’s cultured capital, is many people’s favorite city in Latin America. With its thriving arts and music scene, feisty Latin character, fascinating history and, stunning architecture; the city is filled with a rich past and an equally as captivating present…Read more…
Patagonia Glacier National Park
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, Santa Cruz, ArgentinaThis UNESCO World Heritage Site has some of the region’s most dramatic scenery. Embark on a boat trip passing shimmering icebergs or, hike across the mighty Perito Moreno Glacier in South America’s kingdom of ice and glaciers! Read more…
Iguazu Falls (Puerto Iguazu)
Unnamed Road, Misiones, ArgentinaNamed one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, Iguazu hosts over 250 separate falls thundering down from heights of up to 269ft. (82m), a truly inspiring experience. These giant falls can be visited from both Argentina and Brazil, both offering their own unique perspective.Read more…
Peninsula Valdes
Península Valdés, Chubut, ArgentinaThis area of Patagonia is haven for a whole host of marine wildlife and birdlife. Its sheltered bays offer a safe breeding and feeding ground for fascinating wildlife, including sea lions, elephant seals, penguins, dolphins and, most impressively of all, the giant Southern Right Whale.Read more…
Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, ArgentinaThe last point of civilization before the frozen stretches of Antarctica take hold, Ushuaia is an attractive and colorful coastal town at the end of the world. Be spoiled by its surrounding beautiful landscapes and the vast National Parks of Southern Patagonia. Read more…
Mendoza, Capital, Mendoza, ArgentinaThis corner of the world is the perfect climate for wine growing, especially the Malbec grape. You won’t want to miss at least a few days visiting some speciality boutique vineyards, or more renown brands. There’s also plenty of adventure outdoor activities abound.Read more…
Salta, ArgentinaSalta’s attractive colonial architecture effortlessly lives up to its nickname, La Linda, meaning ‘the beautiful’ in Spanish. It’s without a doubt one of the most well-preserved colonial cities in Argentina and the perfect base to visit the rest of northwest highlights of Jujuy & Cafayate.Read more…
Jujuy Province
San Salvador de Jujuy, Jujuy, ArgentinaJujuy Province (pronounced hu-hui) has some of the most stunning landscapes in all of Argentina. One day’s drive will take you through 400 year old cacti forests, beautifully preserved colonial villages, expansive salt flats and rocky mountain faces swirled with a rainbow of colors.Read more…
Cafayate, Salta, ArgentinaHome to the Torrontes vineyards, Cafayate is unique in its production of a refreshingly light white wine. This charming colonial town has a lovely laid-back and small-town feel with a pleasant central plaza where you can dine al fresco on regional specialties.Read more…
Lake District & Bariloche
San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro, ArgentinaSalta’s attractive colonial architecture effortlessly lives up to its nickname, La Linda, meaning ‘the beautiful’ in Spanish. It’s without a doubt one of the most well-preserved colonial cities in Argentina and the perfect base to visit the rest of northwest highlights of Jujuy & Cafayate.Read more…

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Mendoza enjoys almost year-round sunshine and cool breezes from the Andes. It has a welcoming climate throughout the year, so Mendoza can be comfortably visited at any point during the year. However, it’s particularly beautiful during fall (April-June) when the vines and surrounding trees turn fiery shades of orange and gold, perfectly set off by the clear blue skies. March is grape harvesting season and there is a wonderful wine festival at the start of the month that’s well worth planning your visit around.

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Daily flights to Mendoza arrive at El Plumerillo, the Province’s capital airport, from Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile.

Getting there by bus is also possible. There are good bus connections with Buenos Aires and a comfortable overnight bus takes you in 12 hours to Mendoza.


Moving around the province is possible by bus, or by car. Daily bus tours take you from the city of Mendoza to Aconcagua and Puente del Inca, or to the wineries on one day or half day tours. Local bus lines also connect most of the cities within the Province of Mendoza.

The region is also great for self-drives. You can fly to the airport of Mendoza and pick up your at at the airport.


All kinds of hotels, from five stars to hostels, are available in the city of Mendoza, San Rafael and Las Leñas. In the wine region just outside of Mendoza; Chacras de Coria, there are lovely 3 and 4 star properties.

Alternative to hotels and Posadas, there are also possibilities to stay in a wine lodge. the lodges are located outside of Mendoza, mostly towards Chacras de Coria and are a great way to enjoy nature, the best wines of the region and good food.

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