Mendoza is a must-do for any wine lover visiting Argentina. As the heart and soul of Argentina´s wine country, Mendoza offers wine tours unlike any other wine region in the world –vintners will share tips and tricks with you, and even let you get up close and see the process of growing from vine to barrel. If you time your trip just right for the Argentine autumn in March, you can even go to the premier event of the Argentine wine industry calendar, the Vendimia wine festival, for a week of parties and parades with international jet-setters and laid-back locals. Mendoza is also the adventure tourism center of the entire Cuyo region, with world-class hiking, biking, fishing, rafting, horseback riding and skiing all within driving distance. High-adrenaline adventures are in no short supply thanks to the abundance of paragliding, parasailing, and wilderness survival courses, as well as mountain climbing on Aconagua, the highest peak on the continent. Nature lovers will be delighted by the abundance of parks, lakes, and rivers, and great skiing in winter. Don’t forget to bring your appetite, as prime grass fed argentine beef and oven-fresh empanadas are always ready to go with the region’s world famous wines. Mendoza is ready and waiting for you.
Stunning wineries, beautiful scenery, great wines and excellent food make for the perfect wine tour in Mendoza, Argentina.
We pick you up in the morning at 9am and head for the vineyards of Luján de Cuyo, in the heart of Mendoza wine country. Our English-speaking guide will escort you around four premium wineries, old and modern, high tech and quaint, with a spectacular backdrop of snow-capped mountains.
First we take you to Mendel, an old historical winery run by one of Argentina's most famous winemakers Roberto de la Motta. The vineyard's 100-year old vines produce excellent conentrated Malbec and we try the winery's top label Unos, rated 94-points by Robert Parker JR. Next we have a tasting at the well appointed Dante Robino, a fascinating mix of old and new. Here we see one of Argentina's finest sparkling wine operations, as well as try their rich reds such as Malbec and Syrah. At midday we visit Club Tapiz, a wine lodge, winery and olive house. Here we have an incredible gourmet lunch where four wines are paired with four dishes. You will taste Mendoza's finest Sauvignon Blanc, as well as excellent Syrah and Malbec. We finish the day at Alta Vista, a traditional winery completely renovated and refurbished by a French wine family. Here we try Torrontes, Bonarda, Malbec and have a special tasting of their Grand Reserva, one of Argentina's best Malbecs. We return to Mendoza.
“Peninsula Valdes – El Calafate – Ushuaia – Buenos Aires, awesome !”-May 23th 2012
Our trip could not have been more perfect. It was amazing how everything went so smoothly. Argentina is certainly a beautiful place. We loved the natural beauty. All of our transports were prompt and friendly. Our guides were really informative, knowledgeable and fun to get to know...