The city of Mendoza boasts well-kept parks and elegant tree-lined avenues as well as a rich historic heritage and the beauty of the surrounding Andean landscape. Set at the foot of the Andes in the Cuyo region, the city lies in a beautiful and fertile oasis formed by the Mendoza and Tunuyán rivers.
The arid climate and dry soil make the Mendoza region a wine producer par excellence, with the region producing some of the best wines in the world since the 19th century. A great time to visit is for the wine harvest festival, la Fiesta de la Vendimia, which takes place in March and lasts a week.
Mendoza makes a truly wonderful and relaxing break where you can sample some of Argentina’s finest cuisine, as many well-known chefs have opened up dining experiences here, offering innovative cuisine paired with fine wines from small boutique wineries, many of the restaurants set among the vineyards themselves.
Mendoza connects with direct services by air from Buenos Aires, Salta and also Cordoba, perfect for those looking for a relaxed holiday pace with minimal travel times. For lovers of top quality wines, then we can help you create your own wine trail, combining Mendoza with the Central Valleys of Chile in Colchagua, Maipo and Casablanca, via a stunning drive across the Andes, stopping for breath-taking views of South America’s highest peak, Aconcagua.
The ambiance is romantic, the pace of life is very relaxed, the style of accommodation is exquisitely luxurious and chic and the backdrops of the Andean peaks framing rows of vines quite enchanting. There are hundreds of small boutique wineries you could visit, perhaps with your hotel’s version of a concierge / friend / tour guide / genial host – all rolled into one.
The landscape is also great for exploration on foot, on horse-back or by bicycle, matching the pace of the countryside. The region’s most luxurious lodges offer you the chance to sample fine dining at some of the country’s top chef’s tables and to indulge in luxuriating spa treatments, whilst enjoying the almost year round sunshine here.
If you would like to range further afield and can agree on who gets to drive after the winery tour (or ask us to hire you a private driver!), then a really unique way to explore this beautiful countryside is by vintage two-tone 2CV Charleston, as you pootle around the country roads and stop off for a gourmet picnic packed that morning for you, when you find a particularly enticing view.
Mendoza and its beautiful countryside is the perfect place to unwind and indulge all your senses as well as your palate as part of your tailormade Argentina holiday.