MENDOZA - ARGENTINA

There are different ways to experience and enjoy your wineries tours. Let me help you choose the best.

EXPERIENCIE ARGENTINA WINES

There are different ways to experience and enjoy your wineries tours. To me, the ideal tour is to spend three days in Mendoza, one in Lujan de Cuyo, one in Maipu and one in the Uco Valley. For Lujan and Maipu regions, the best is to visit 3 wineries, with lunch at one of them and for the Uco Valley 2 wineries, also with lunch. All wineries have their own charm and ways to captivate your attention, what really matters is your sensitivity to differentiate one from the other.

The alternative is to do the complete visit with the tasting or just the tasting. If you are just a connoisseur or less, then, it`s best to do the complete visit with tasting. You will always fulfill your expectations and more, no matter which combination of wineries you choose. It is practically impossible nowadays to find a bad varietal Malbec or blend wine at any of the wineries you`ll be visiting because they are all paying much attention to details, in terms of quality, so rest assure that you`ll always be tasting good wines. Of course the difference will be in price but forget about that and imagine how much you´ll be  enjoying it.

WINERIES

While in Mendoza, it is impossible to resist the temptation to visit the wineries that have made this province so famous. Mendoza is the most important winemaking pole in Argentina. Its wines have acquired worldwide recognition for their taste, aroma and color, especially its Malbec. Mendoza is a very large wine-producing province. Indeed, it is the 5th largest in the world and important domestic consumption has, for a long time, easily absorbed production. The existing environmental resources of Mendoza’s wine-production regions provide an outstanding framework for growing high-quality grapes in the most natural and healthy conditions. Add to that modern, state-of-the-art technology and Mendoza is able to provide world consumers delicious wines with all the color, aroma,fruit flavor and quality they desire.

The winemaking process in Mendoza is performed by over 1000 wineries, divided in different types of companies; those which have a long history and began as a family project a long time ago (family wineries); those which are “no family wineries”; those which are “big size wineries” and those medium and small; those which have been borned based on foreign investments (no traditional wineries) and finally; the small wineries that produce small quantity of wines, many times called “boutique” wineries (based on foreign and domestic investments).

Wine Tours

Lujan de Cuyo

  • Ruca Malen
  • Tapiz
  • Finca Decero
  • Norton
  • Achaval Ferrer
  • Lagarde
  • AltaVista
  • Catena Zapata
  • Viña Cobos
  • Septima
  • Casarena
  • Benegas
  • Dominio Del Plata
  • Melipal
  • Belasco de Baquedano
  • Walter Bressia
  • Cap Vistalba Winery
  • Clos de Chacras
  • Luigi Bosca
  • Renacer
  • Terrazas de Los Andes
  • Kaiken
  • Mendel Wines
  • Others Ask

Maipú

  • CarinaE
  • Domaine St Diego
  • Don Bosco
  • Tempus Alba
  • Cassone
  • Zuccardi
  • Nieto Senetiner
  • Others Ask

Valle de Uco

  • Pulenta Estate
  • Andeluna Cellars
  • Salentein
  • The Vines of Mendoza
  • Atamisque
  • Gimenez Riili
  • Lurton
  • La Azul
  • O. Fournier
  • Finca La Celia
  • Clos de los siete
  • Domaine Bousquet
  • Others Ask

MENDOZA WINE HISTORY

Wine making in Mendoza goes back four centuries, when the first Jesuits  arrived they brought with them the first vines. At that time it was mainly a religious matter to bring vines and olive trees in the colonization process. Later on  in the mid 19th century when irrigation system developed they realized that the conditions for growing were ideal so it was thanks to the vision of Tiburcio Benegas who began planting and making wine in commercial quantities he started Trapiche Winery –still in existence- and almost at the same time a French scientist named Pouget began the agricultural school where students began their studies in wine making.

Soon after the railway arrived to Mendoza and it gave the region the big brake into commercial wine distribution in the whole country placing Mendoza since then as the center of wine production in Argentina. The emblematic grape of Argentina is Malbec. It is produced by most wineries and specially in the past two decades it has became a high quality varietal wine.