Wine Regions: Places to Explore

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  • Barreal

    Beyond the streets of Barreal that hide in the shade of sauce llorones (weeping willows) and alamos, lie apple orchards, vineyards, and fields of mint, lavender, and anise. Using this tranquil...

  • Las Leñas

    Las Leñas is the largest ski area served by lifts in the Western Hemisphere—bigger than Whistler/Blackcomb in British Columbia, and larger than Vail and Snowbird combined. Although it should be...

  • Mendoza City

    Mendoza is shaded from the summer sun by a canopy of poplars, elms, and sycamores. Water runs along its sidewalks in acéquias, disappears at intersections, then bursts from fountains in the...

  • San Juan

    San Juan was founded in 1562 as part of the Chilean viceroyalty. On January 18, 1817, General José de San Martín gathered his army of 16,000 men in the town's plaza and set out on his historic...

  • San Rafael

    Southern Mendoza would be vast arid plains were it not for the ríos Atuel and Diamante, which flow from the Andes and irrigate the fine alluvial soil that attracted the first inhabitants, who...

  • Tunuyán

    Tunuyán is twice the size of Tupungato, and makes a good base for touring the Valle de Uco wineries. Downtown consists of two traffic circles on either side of two blocks, where most of the shops...

  • Tupungato

    Tupungato is a sleepy agricultural town most of the year. During the wine harvest (February and March), though, the roads in and around it overflow with carts and tractors loaded with grapes from...

  • Uspallata

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