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Vineyard, Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza and the Wine Regions

The province of Mendoza, situated at the foot of the glorious Andean Mountains, is the most prominent wine region in Argentina and the fifth most bountiful in the world.

The wines produced here are world-renowned, favoured for their unique flavour that is owed to high altitude and intense sunlight. Once a dry and arid expanse of land, the vineyards that are located in the semi-arid desert rely on mountain rivers fed by melted Andean glaciers.

Mendoza, Andes Mountains, Argentina
Mendoza, Andes Mountains, Argentina

A little more about Mendoza and Wine Regions

Visitors to the region can explore the numerous vineyards, sample the produce in carefully paired culinary experiences, and even venture into the Andes.

Mendoza is not only a hub of remarkable vineyards, but it is also an ideal stop-off point for travellers navigating between Buenos Aires and Santiago in Chile. The city of Mendoza harbours a European feel and offers opportunities for boutique shopping and dining experiences.

Experiences

Discover some of our suggested activities to include on your Argentina holiday

Outdoors in the Winelands

Travel to mountaintops on horseback in the company of a gaucho, experience otherworldly sunsets while biking, or set off on foot to walk between the wineries.

Hike one of the Seven Summits

Walk in the foothills of Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas and one of the world’s “Seven Summits”.

Sample Mendoza Olives

Take a guided tour of an olive farm to learn about the production techniques and sample some delicious local olive oils.

Visit Local Vineyards

Visit both high-tech and traditional wineries, sampling their produce and learning the wine-making process, perhaps even blending your own bottles to take home.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Paul Bird

Paul has visited Argentina several times, taking in everything from the mighty Iguazu Falls to the dazzling Perito Merino Glacier. According to him, any country that boasts one of Earth’s most dramatic waterfalls, magnificent salt flats, exquisite wines and a vibrant capital is more than worth a visit.
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James Armitage

This epic country offers extraordinary landscapes, from the flat Pampas to rugged Patagonia and the lofty Andes. One of James’s recommendations is to head to the north-west of the nation to experience the very different Andean culture based around Salta.
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Thanks to James for planning this trip of a lifetime through Argentina, a place we have always wanted to see. We were able to visit everywhere from Patagonia in the south to the Iguazu Falls in the north, and all with very little effort on our part.

Destination: Argentina
Travel Expert: James

I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you and your team for looking after us so well! Who could have foreseen electric storms (according to the locals in Buenos Aires – the worst in 10 years!) and the civil unrest in Chile.  You couldn’t have looked after us better if you had been on the spot! We had an AWESOME adventure – your advice and suggestions were bang on the nail every time. Each hotel was better than the next and the cruise was FANTASTIC, the scenery throughout the trip was amazing!

Destination: Argentina & Chile
Travel Expert: Paul

What a fantastic trip to Argentina, Chile and Brazil superbly organised by James.

Destination: Argentina, Chile & Brazil
Travel Expert: James

Paul listened carefully to what we wanted from our travels in Argentina and put together a really special itinerary that was perfectly tailored to us.

Destination: Argentina
Travel Expert: Paul

Paul did everything from making dinner reservations in Buenos Aires to booking specific rooms in the Lake District that he knew would give us the best view.

Destination: Argentina
Travel Expert: Paul

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