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July 22, 2019 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

Culinary travel is one of the fastest growing travel trends today. Mendoza’s province, in the heart of the Andes mountains, is where wine and gastronomy tourism form a unique pairing. Recommended by experts such as the prestigious Michelin Guide, restaurants, chocolatiers, liquor shops, markets and food fairs in the heart of the city offer local and seasonal delicacies to keep tempting the palates of the world. Mendoza’s appeal to the culinary traveler has made it a leader in Latin America and it continues to grow day by day.

Visit Argentina’s Famed Wine Region Attracts Foodie Travelers

At the side of the largest mountain chain in the continent, Mendoza is one of the main wine-producing provinces in Argentina, which accounts for 70% of the country’s production. The province is part of the prestigious global network of the Great Wine Capitals, which is why it is recognized as one of the main wine-producing centers of the world along with regions such as Bordeaux, Rioja, Napa Valley, Casablanca and Verona, among others.

Framed by the beauty of the vineyards, Mendoza wineries welcome visitors with tastings, local fare, bicycle tours, cooking lessons, horseback riding and even the possibility of participating in the thrilling process of pruning and harvesting the vines. Accommodation in inns and themed spas complete the range of options to have a unique experience in a setting without equal.

Whether it is part of an organized excursion or embarking on a solo adventure, Mendoza offers endless attractions for any discerning palate. Only half an hour away from the city, between vineyards and olive groves, the territories of Luján de Cuyo and Maipú possess a strong historic identity linked to wine and the immigrants who forged the foundations of Argentina’s national viniculture.

Events in Mendoza

  • Fiesta de la Vendimia

Fiesta de la Vendimia (The Grape Harvest National Festival) is a celebration that takes place every year. It is a traditional and popular event that celebrates not only the work of cultivating and harvesting vines, but also the respect and care of nature, the sacrifice of those who harvest in inclement weather, as well as the process in which wine is made. Next date: March 2020

  • Wine Rock

Wine Rock is a must-see experience. With an open-air stage located among the vineyards of Mendoza, every year local musicians perform alongside the flavors and aromas of the most outstanding wines of the best wineries. Next date: 2020

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