Mendoza, the center of Argentina’s booming wine industry, has been described as Argentina’s Napa Valley.
Welcome to Mendoza Wine Lands
Mendoza’s climate, terroir and irrigation make the area ideal for many grape varieties, with the main harvest taking place between February and March. Renowned for its Malbec, Mendoza has, however, far more to offer: the city flourishes with airy parks, new hotels, interesting restaurants and bars in the historic centre. A short drive out of town takes visitors to the surrounding mountains and valleys, where action seekers can opt for horseback riding through the peaceful valleys; rafting in the rushing waters of the Río Mendoza, cycling across the vineyards or even climbing to the top of Cerro Aconcagua, the continent’s highest peak. Several wineries have small hotels or restaurants on the premises and grape-harvesting is an additional activity for visitors at harvest time.