With its rolling vineyards set in the foothills of the Andes, the Mendoza wine region is unlike any other wine region on earth. Experience it with a local guide on this full-day wine tour! You’ll visit three wineries in the Luján de Cuyo area, where you’ll learn about the winemaking process of one of South America’s most important wine countries and, of course, sample several different wine varieties, including Mendoza’s best-known grape, malbec.
Set off on your wine-filled day in Mendoza by air-conditioned minivan, heading to the Luján de Cuyo area, where you’ll visit your first winery. Luján de Cuyo sits in the upper Mendoza valley, where the elevations of around 3,280 feet (1,000 meters) help produce wonderful malbec, cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay. When you arrive at your first winery, meet a member of the winery’s staff, who will tell you about the winery’s history and architecture. Learn about the winemaking process and how to appreciate the different wines, and then enjoy your first wine tasting! Back in your minivan, head to your second winery, admiring the breathtaking scenery of vineyards shadowed by the Andes mountain range. At the winery, hop out for another wine tasting and chance to learn more about winemaking in the renowned Mendoza region. You will visit Don Manuel Villafañe, Luigi Bosca and Altavista wineries plus a visit to Pasrai Olive Oil Factory. Enjoy a lunch of regional specialties at Pic Nic.