As well as steak, cowboys, tango and football, Argentina is also famous for its wine.
One of the best places to experience Argentina’s dedication to the grape is in Mendoza, a beautiful city famous for its vineyards that produce over 70% of Argentina’s wine; the region is famous for its rich Malbecs, full-bodied and deep ruby red in colour. Mendoza holidays are doubly enjoyable, not only for the wine-tasting opportunities but also for the stunning scenery. The city is blessed with good looks, from its tree-lined streets to grand villas housing traditional wineries.
Outside of the urban area the countryside is home to Mendoza’s historic wine-producing estates, often handed down through families for many centuries. In recent years many of the vineyards have expanded to include boutique hotels, within hacienda-style properties imbued with relaxed country casual style. Spending a few nights getting to know Mendoza and the area’s renowned viticulture is a must for everyone from the occasional wine drinker to the self-confessed oenophile.