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.


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

Olive crops, Maipu, Mendoza, Argentina

Sample Mendoza Olives

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

Suggested Holiday Idea

Grapes and Vines, Mendoza, Argentina

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.

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Casa de Uco Wine Resort & Spa, Mendoza, Argentina

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.

Suggested Holiday Idea

Aconcagua Mountain, Mendoza Province, Argentina

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”.

Where to stay

Some of the wonderful places to stay that we frequently recommended.

Casa de Uco Wine Resort & Spa £££££

  • Argentina
  • Vineyard

Casa de Uco is an upmarket wine resort and spa. The latest addition to the luxury wine lodges, Casa de Uco provides a striking presence in the Uco Valley. Extensive use of glass provides panoramic views across the vineyards. Solar panels and grassy roofs are fine examples of the sustainability Casa de Uco strives for. The sleek exterior is reflected on the inside with sharp lines, glossy surfaces and minimalist décor but retaining warmth. There are 16 rooms including nine suites and a further two vineyard villas.

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Cavas Wine Lodge £££££

  • Argentina

Cradled in the foothills of the majestic Andes within a private 55-acre vineyard, Cavas Wine Lodge is an elegant boutique property that benefits from the tranquillity of this idyllic wine-growing region. With an interior that delicately balances lavish chandeliers and plush fabrics with cosy fireplaces and carved wood furnishings, the lodge features a frescoed restaurant that serves seasonal locally-inspired dishes made from organically grown and ecologically sound ingredients.

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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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