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Mendoza vineyards

Mendoza

Wines and vines in the Argentine Andes

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Introduction

Where the plains end and the high Andes begin you’ll find the sleepy town of Mendoza, gateway to Argentina’s most famous vineyards. Synonymous with malbec, the Mendoza region produces two thirds of the country’s wine with tempranillo, cabernet sauvignon and torrontés among other popular varieties. Mendoza itself, with its plazas and tree-lined streets, is a pleasant place to spend a few days while the scenery surrounding it is spectacular; the towering Aconcagua – the highest mountain outside of Asia – casts its shadow across the entire region.  

Mendoza's urban charms

The pretty plazas and boulevards in the centre of Mendoza host a distinctly European-style café culture and a sophisticated restaurant scene. Take a walk through its atmospheric centre and enjoy long and lazy lunches in the sunshine. Then, in the evening, join the locals for a night out along the lively Avenue Arístides.


Wine tours & hotels

Out of town, vineyards spread themselves across the rolling landscape that leads up into the Andes. Tasting the region's famous malbec wine at its source is an experience not to be missed, with tours and tastings taking in grand estates and rolling valley vineyards, fed by the snow-melt from some of South America's mightiest mountains. Most tours take in two or three wineries, and include a delicious lunch amid the vines, making for a truly delicious day out. Or, for the full vineyard experience, why not spend a night at an estate. Luxury options include the stunning Vines Resort & Spa (pictured) and the boutique delights of Cavas Wine Lodge. Speak to our expert for all the available options.


Andean adventure

Aside from the wine, Mendoza is an important stopover for hikers and climbers heading into the Andes. To the west of the city is the 6,959-metre Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the southern hemisphere - and indeed anywhere on earth outside of the Himalayas - and a thrilling challenge for experienced climbers. However, if you don't feel like strapping on the crampons, there are several excellent hikes through the region's foothills as well as the chance for some thrill seeking on a kayak or white-water rafting trip.


 

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Top itineraries in Mendoza

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Argentina: Northwest, Wines & Waterfalls

14-day tailor-made journey from £4,860 pp incl. flights

Explore the very best of Argentina’s north, from the wineries of Mendoza to the multi-hued mountains near Salta and the cascading beauty of Iguazú Falls.

Top places to stay in Mendoza

The Vines, Mendoza

The Vines Resort & Spa, Mendoza

Contemporary resort

Combine rustic charm with boutique luxury in Argentina’s best-loved wine region.

Cavas Wine Lodge, Mendoza

Cavas Wine Lodge, Mendoza

Small & intimate lodge

Stay in private luxury among the vineyards of pretty Mendoza complete with wine tastings and private plunge pools.

Club Tapiz Lodge, Mendoza

Club Tapiz Lodge, Mendoza, Argentina

Historic lodge

A historic lodge set amid vineyards and olive trees, with a mountainous view of the Andes. Experience local flavours paired perfectly with the finest local wine from Mendoza in its excellent restaurant.

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