Argentina is the world’s fifth-largest wine producer and Mendoza, stretching east through the Andean foothills, 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 Cerro Aconcagua – the highest peak in the Americas.
Argentina’s signature grape, Malbec, is the big success story here, but other varietals also thrive, including Bonarda, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Chardonnay. Vineyards in Mendoza are picturesquely planted at some of the highest altitudes in the world and across the different valleys, you can explore old school traditional bodegas and the more modern wineries alike.
With hundreds of vineyards in the area, rely on us to send you directly to the best wineries and arrange private tastings, as well as meetings with the wine-makers. There are plenty of good restaurants and a handful are truly outstanding –and that’s where we come in, making sure you get the best tables possible. We also shine at opening doors to family-run estancias and laying on surprise dinners in breathtaking locations.
This is a destination as much for adventure-lovers as for wine enthusiasts. A luxury vacation in Mendoza can even offer anything from first-class rafting, hiking, riding and – to fantastic skiing at the resort of Las Leñas in the winter season.