All over the world, the name Mendoza is synonymous with wine, and this is the place to base yourself if you’re up for touring the vineyards, taking a few dozen bottles home or just looking for a good vintage to accompany the evening’s pizza. A bustling city of wide, leafy avenues, atmospheric plazas and cosmopolitan cafes, Mendoza is extraordinary. Lively during the day, the city really comes into its own at night. Enjoy our Mendoza Gourmet Tour!
- Argentina is one of the world's largest producer of wine; 80% of Argentina's wine comes from Mendoza, South America's largest wine producing region
- A wide range of varietals grow well under the sunny Argentine skies. The most important wine varieties are (Reds) Malbec, Bonarda, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah; and (Whites) Torrontes, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc -The city of Mendoza rests at 2,500 feet above sea level. At these high elevations, the air temperature stays relatively cool, yet the vines receive significantly higher amounts of solar radiation that gives that characteristic good taste
- Vineyards here enjoy over 300 days of sun per year
- to the high altitude and desert-like climate, vineyards rarely face the problems of insects
Do not miss:
- Wineries visit & degustation -Cooking lessons at Finca Adalgiza
- Dinner at Restaurant 1884, by Francis Mallman, the world-famous Argentinean Chef -Bike Tours in Mendoza
TO FALL IN
Countless are the reasons, though among our favorites are:
- The sunny weather
- The Breathtaking Beauty of the vineyards and the Andes
- The Argentinian Culture, Plazas and Folklore
- The Vintage cars
- The Fresh bread, fruits and vegetables
- It’s friendly people
- Of course the Wine!
There are plenty of bodegas offering hearty lunches and dinners, with expertly paired wines. Though for a real treat, head to the stylish 1884, run by famous Argentine chef Francis Mallman.
Mendoza is known for its dry heat, which is a nice contrast to the stifling humidity of Buenos Aires. The province enjoys over 300 days of sunshine a year and little rain, but temperatures drop at night, so pack some warm layers.