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Wine Regions Travel Guide

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Plan Your Wine Regions Vacation

In the center of Argentina, in the provinces of Mendoza and San Juan, melting snow from the Andes flows into rivers, streams, and underground aquifers, and transforms this semi-arid region into the largest area under irrigation in Argentina. Eighty percent of the country's wine is produced here, as are olive oil, garlic, and a cornucopia of fruits and vegetables.

Updated 1/20/2014

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 white 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 go skiing.
  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 resorts on the coast and the bistros of Buenos Aires for wine country inns and wineries.
  5. Unique Terroir All the big-name wineries have planted in the high-altitude region of the Uco Valley, where grapes ripen slowly and varieties show tremendous fruitiness.

When To Go

When to Go

The wine harvest ends in autumn and is celebrated with a week of festivities that culminate in the vendimia (wine festival). In Mendoza t...

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