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Wine Regions Travel Guide

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Plan Your Wine Regions Vacation

Exceptional wine, top-quality cuisine, exhilarating outdoor activities, and the skyscraping Andes framing almost every view: it’s easy to see why people come here, and why many stay longer than they’d planned. The provinces of Mendoza and San Juan might just have it all. In the center of Argentina, this region is often referred to as the Cuyo; and the name—passed down from the

early indigenous Huarpe people, who called it Cuyum Mapu (Land of Sand)—is a reminder that the terrain is naturally semi-arid.

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Top Reasons To Go

  1. Scenic Wonders Wherever you go—over the pass to Chile, north to San Juan, south to San Rafael—the sight of those towering Andean peaks never ceases to amaze.
  2. Fun in the Sun This sun-soaked land will delight, whether you pedal a bike along flat vineyard roads, ride a horse along Andean trails, or ski down challenging slopes.
  3. Bed and Bodega Country inns with gourmet restaurants, vineyard visits and tastings, cooking classes, and discussions with oenologists make wine touring a pure pleasure.
  4. Food and Wine Some of Argentina's premier chefs have left coastal resorts and Buenos Aires’ bistros behind, choosing to relocate to wine-country inns and bodegas.
  5. Unique Terroir All the big-name wineries have planted in the high-altitude region of the Valle de Uco, where grapes ripen slowly and varietals show tremendous fruitiness.

When To Go

When to Go

The wine harvest ends in autumn and is celebrated with festivities that culminate in the vendimia (wine festival). In Mendoza this takes pl...

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