Mendoza is located on the border between Argentina and Chile, at the base of the highest mountain in the Americas, Aconcagua at an altitude of 6,962m. The views are stunning; from the lines of grape covered vines, the tall swaying poplar trees there to protect the vines to the stunning back drop of the snow-capped Andes. Where better to visit the wineries, many dating back over a hundred years, to sample many different grape varieties, particularly Malbec.

Fine Dining in Mendoza

The wine is famous in the Mendoza region and particularly the new world grapes from the Uco Valley. You can stay in places like The Vines, where you can visit the winery, which produces over 200 different bottled varieties, and you can eat in one of the finest restaurants; Siete Fuegos, with food inspired by the chef Francia Mallmann. After all the mouth-watering food and wine, stroll the 100 metres to your individual 2 bedroom villa, set amongst the vines and laze in your pool, sipping a glass of Malbec watching the sun dip behind the golden Andes.

Relaxing in Mendoza

Argentina is a huge country and offers many great places to explore and discover, however, the beaches are quite desolate and the sea cold. Therefore when travelling throughout Argentina, the region of Mendoza offers the relaxing element at the end of a trip, where rather than sitting on a beach, you can relax in the warm surroundings of a vineyard and indulge in great food and wine.

Mendoza has now really come of age and is now the gastronomic and wine capital and one of the places you must visit in Argentina, along with the capital Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls and Patagonia.

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Author: Steppes Travel