Discover Mendoza's wineries and schedule tours to taste the country's most famous wines in a stunning setting

In a beautiful region with a dry climate and surrounded by the Andes, is the province of Mendoza, in western Argentina. Therefore, with more than 50,000 acres of vineyards planted and around 1200 “bodegas”, as the wineries are called there, the region is responsible for almost 80% of the country's wine production.

With winemaking as the main economic activity, Mendoza attracts many tourists who want to know a little more about the manufacture of these famous drinks. There are more than 100 wineries open to visitors and even those who don't appreciate oenology should take the time to get to know them: in addition to the beautiful surroundings, it is possible to get a real insight into the culture, gastronomy, architecture and art of the place.

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In addition, Mendoza wineries are divided into three major regions, each with its own peculiarities: Lujan de Cuyo, Maipu and Uco Valley. Get to know each one of them and plan tours – on foot, by bike or by car – to taste the most famous labels in the country.

Lujan de Cuyo

Known as the Land of Malbec – undeniably one of the favorite wines of Brazilians – this region is the closest to the city and has vineyards from 800 to 1200 meters in altitude. Thus, Luján de Cuyo concentrates some of the most famous and century-old wineries in Mendoza. So take the opportunity to enjoy the awe-inspiring view of the mountains.

Belasco de Baquedano

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Wineries in Mendoza. Photo: ArgentinaWineTourism / Wikimedia Commons.jpg

Cobos 8260 – Lujan de Cuyo

THE Belasco de Baquedano is focused on the production of Malbec, but its techniques and processes are different. However, be sure to visit the “Scent Room” to try to guess the 46 types of fragrances – such as cherry, strawberry, coffee and others – that make up the wines.

A restaurant with an incredible view of the vines offers, for example, many elaborate dishes that, of course, are always accompanied by a good wine.

Bodega Hacienda del Plata

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Wineries in Mendoza. Photo: Publicity Hacienda del Plata

San Martín 4871, Chacras de Coria – Luján de Cuyo

THE Bodega Hacienda del Plata It is a family-owned and quite traditional winery. In summary, the place is very beautiful, surrounded by vineyards that give rise to incredible Malbecs and Cabernet Sauvignon. On the tour, you can learn more about the high-tech facilities and taste the wines directly from French and American oak barrels.

Other wineries to visit in Luján de Cuyo: Bodega Carmelo Patti, Catena Zapata, Pulenta Estate, Bodegas Chandon, Bodega Norton among others.

Maipu

A region also close to the city, Maipú is quite traditional – in other words, the oldest of all. In addition to wines, the best olive oils in the country are also produced here. It is possible, then, to rent bicycles and cycle through olive trees and vineyards, but the tip is to plan ahead as one winery is a little far from the other.

Zuccardi family

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Wineries in Mendoza. Photo: Publicity Zuccardi Family

Provincial Route, 33, km 7.5 – Maipú

who visits the Zuccardi family has the opportunity to visit one of the largest vineyards in the region. There are more than 180 hectares that attract the attention of tourists: in addition to the grapes, the winery is also a major producer of olive oil and it is possible to taste the spice, in addition to getting to know the machinery, the olive press and much more.

Lunch at Casa Del Visitante, the restaurant that belongs to the winery, is a moment much awaited by visitors. There, in addition to the traditional Argentine barbecue, there are also empanadas – all paired with a good wine.

Lopez Bodegas

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Wineries in Mendoza. Photo: Publicity Bodegas López

Ozamis, 375, General Gutierrez-Maipú

Do you like history? Then this is the ideal location. THE Lopez Winery It has more than 100 years of tradition and even has a small museum that brings together ancient instruments. The production, in the European style, also has vintages aged for at least 10 years. Very elegant, the winery is an invitation to those who cherish traditions preserved to this day.

Other wineries to visit in Maipu: Trapiche, La Rural, Carinae, Domaine St. Diego, Familia Di Tommaso among others

Uco Valley

Valle de Uco is further away, approximately 100 kilometers from the city of Mendoza. The region, which is almost 1500 meters above sea level, is formed by the districts of Tupungato, Tunuyan and San Carlos. In addition to wine, cherries, almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, peaches, among other fruits, are produced here. Grapes with a thick skin and dark color give rise, above all, to wines with an intense, strong and striking flavor.

Domaine Bousquet

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Wineries in Mendoza. Photo: Publicity Domaine Bousquet

Route 89 S/N km 7, Tupungato CP (5561)

THE Domaine Bousquet It is one of the highest in the region and in the world – reaching an altitude of 1200 meters. Surprisingly, the winery has a very interesting organic manufacturing process that can be better understood during the guided tour. However, the strong point here is comfort: the sofas scattered throughout the room invite you to relax and contemplate. It is also a perfect place to enjoy nature and an incredible view of the Andes Mountains.

Andeluna Winery

Wineries in Mendoza. Photo: Disclosure Bodega Andeluna

Provincial Route 89 s/n. Km 11- Gualtallary, Tupungato

At Bodega Anedeluna visitors have the opportunity to learn about the entire process of maturation, fermentation and decanting of wines. In addition, the winery has a very charming restaurant and a menu with organic ingredients, harvested and selected in its own vegetable garden. A very cozy ride!

Other wineries to visit in Valle de Uco: Clos de los Siete, Doña Elvira, Salentein, Bodega La Azul, Atamisque, Benvenuto de la Serna, among others.

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