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Best wine tours in Mendoza

Why Visit Mendoza?

Wine tasting tours in Mendoza combine high-class restaurants, art and culture, bicycle rides, cooking classes, and even the possibility of harvesting or crafting your own blend. Home to the World's Best Vineyard for the last 3 years running it's also one of the 11 Great Wine Capitals of the world! Oh, and did we mention Malbec...? Surrounded by the incredible vistas of the Andes and an expanse of high-altitude fresh air, Mendoza is truly a dream wine destination.

The wine and food industry in Mendoza is changing at an incredible pace, with new restaurants, wineries, and winemaking methods being pioneered every single day. You'll find boutique wineries still using original 100-year-old vines alongside futuristic wineries where concrete eggs sit side by side with ancient amphorae ... and do we even need to mention how stunning the views are? Mendoza is the most important winemaking region in Argentina, producing almost two thirds of the country's entire wine quota, and some of the most well-known names in Argentina can be visited here, including world-famous Catena Zapata and Familia Zuccardi


There are three main wine regions in Mendoza to visit; the Eastern region Maipu (the oldest region), Lujan de Cuyo (just south of the city and considered the premier Malbec zone) and the Uco Valley (80 km south and home to Mendoza's highest altitude vineyards, right at the base of the Andes). Each is very different to the last and wine lovers will find it well worth spending at least one day in each place. Wine travellers can choose from a vast array of wine tours in Mendoza including private and group wine tasting tours, wine tours by horseback or by bike, wine, and food pairing tours, and Argentine cooking classes. Click here to find the best wine tasting tours in Mendoza


Foodies will also delight in the gourmet tours on offer in Mendoza. You can learn how to cook Asado, the traditional Argentine BBQ, empanadas and a whole host of other local cuisine. You'll find a plethora of outstanding world-class restaurants within the wine estates themselves. And within Mendoza, more world-class restaurants sit alongside cool sidewalk cafes and busy bistros. Lunches here are long, leisurely and fuelled by copious amounts of local wine!


Mendoza City is a small but cosmopolitan destination with great nightlife and a relaxed country vibe. The historical center provides plenty of sights and museums, including the Museo del Area Fundacional on Pedro del Castillo Square and the Museo Nacional del Vino, which is a great place to get to grips with Argentine wine culture before you head out to the winelands to see everything in action! A little further outside the city is the Casa de Fader, an 1890 mansion once home to artist Fernando Fader that now houses a permanent exhibition of his artwork. However, perhaps Mendoza City's greatest asset is its perfect position as a base for heading out to tour the area's amazing wineries and taking part in adventure sports in and around Aconcagua National Park. 

If you happen to be in the region during September, we thoroughly recommend that you check out Tango Through the Vines, where each year, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Mendoza and Bodegas de Argentina put on a series of tango performances all around Mendoza at locations such as museums, wineries, theatres, hotels and restaurants. The festival lasts twelve days and is an absolute must if you are in the vicinity.

Plan Your Visit

Best Known Grapes

Some of Mendoza's most prolific and well-know grape varieties include Malbec, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.

Best time to visit

All-year-round . The best time to visit Mendoza is during the harvest at the end of February to mid-May as there are a lot of activities in the wineries. The winter months of June to September are the best for avoiding crowds and receiving more personal attention. 
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How long to stay

Many people underestimate how hard they will fall in love with Mendoza and leave wishing they had stayed longer! Go for a minimum of 3 days but we recommend 5 days to 1 week if you are a die-hard wine lover and enjoy outdoor activities. (Try 3 days to visit the 3 main wine regions, 1 day in the mountains and 1 to 2 days in the city or doing another activity).   
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How to get there

If you're flying into Mendoza, you can connect either through Buenos Aires or Santiago in Chile before arriving at  Mendoza El Plumerillo Airport  - Mendoza's small international airport. It's located just 7 km north of downtown Mendoza. Connecting flights from Buenos Aires will only take you one hour and a half, and flights from Santiago are just 30 minutes. The best way to explore is to rent a car or find a private driver, with an experienced local driver being the best option. Most wine tours will offer a driver or other private transport, allowing you to take in the views and ensuring that there is always someone to drive if your wine tasting experiences become too enthusiastic! 
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