If you’re in Mendoza, the chances are it’s because you’ve enjoyed Argentinian wine and are keen to get to the source!

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Ollie, Kate B and Alexandra are here to help give you the inside track.

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Best Time To Visit

Oct - Jun

Flight from London London

13:30 hrs

Time Difference

GMT -3 hrs

In and around the city are plentiful vineyards and wineries open to visitors, all with the added benefit of an extremely scenic Andean backdrop.

Argentina is among the top wine producing countries in the world, together with France, Italy, Spain and the United States. It has eight grape growing regions spreading from north to south, with different latitudes, altitudes and soils, which produce some of the most prestigious Malbec and Torrontes to be found in the international market. The majority of the country's output comes from the Mendoza region.

Famous names such as Tapiz, Argento and Norton are all to be found here, while lesser-known houses such as Salentein have their own private accommodation along with the vineyard.

Whether you're staying at one of the vineyards or are making a day trip from Mendoza city, you're likely to visit the main wine centres of Maipu and Lujan. Tours are conducted with expert bi-lingual guides, and will show you everything from the grapes through the winery's processes to the bottling and labelling plant, if you so wish. Tasting is of course a crucial part of the whole experience; according to which, you may wish to buy some souvenirs of your time here…

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Original Highlight

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True oenophiles after total immersion should visit during the first weekend in May for the annual wine-fest that is the Fiesta Nacional de la Vendimia.

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Where to stay

Posada Salentein

Posada Salentein

An exclusive posada in Finca La Pampa at the foot of the Andes, Posada Salentein is surrounded by vineyards and is a wine lover’s haven.

Cavas Wine Lodge

Cavas Wine Lodge

Enclosed by immaculate vineyards, this superb Mendoza estate is located in a private 60-acre valley.

Park Hyatt Mendoza

Park Hyatt Mendoza

In an elegant building with a beautifully restored 19th century Spanish colonial façade, the hotel’s guestrooms are elegantly furnished, and have views either of the Andes Mountain range or the hotel gardens.

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Ollie, Kate B and Alexandra are our Mendoza experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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