For those interested in food and wine, a luxury wine tour of Mendoza is a hard experience to match.
Argentina is the world’s fifth-largest wine producer. Stretching east through the Andean foothills, Mendoza sits at the very heart of that production. From the tree-lined parks and plazas of the provincial capital, great swathes of vineyard give way to desert, rivers, lagoons and the impressive Mount Aconcagua – the highest peak in the Americas.
Argentina’s signature grape, Malbec, is the best success story here, but other varietals also thrive, including Bonarda, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Chardonnay. Vineyards are planted at some of the highest altitudes in the world and across the region’s valleys, you can explore both traditional and cutting-edge, contemporary wineries on a luxury wine tour of Mendoza.
With hundreds of vineyards to choose from, you can rely on our expert knowledge to ensure you visit the best wineries and restaurants, with private tastings, led by the winemakers or, by special arrangement, by the owners themselves. There are plenty of good restaurants, a handful of which are truly outstanding – and that’s where we come in, making sure you get the best tables at the right places. We also shine at opening doors to private estancias and laying on surprises – whether a candlelit dinner amidst the vines or hot air balloon ride at dawn.
This is as much a destination for adventure-lovers as for wine enthusiasts. A luxury tour of Mendoza can include rafting, hiking, riding and – in July, August and September – fantastic skiing at Las Leñas. Mendoza can be visited year round, but one of the highlights of the local calendar is Vendimia, in early March, when they celebrate the grape harvest with a 3 days festival of wine, gauchos and folk dancing.