The 20 Best wineries to Visit in Mendoza

The 20 Best wineries to Visit in Mendoza

La Azul

The Real Deal

Uco Valley has been flooded with foreign investment. That is why it is refreshing to find an authentic, rustic, Argentine-owned winery set in the centre of this isolated and rural valley. Make sure to indulge in the hearty lunches and honest wines.


Pulenta Estate

Top Tasting

Sit down in an elegant tasting room with a row of crystal glasses and an enthusiastic guide that brings sensory tasting to a whole new level.  Captured aromas are compared with captivating wines. Memorable.


Atamisque

Best Chardonnay

Just to prove this is not exclusively red wine country, Atamisque apply their French magic to make some of the country’s best whites.


Casa Petrini

The Most Unique Wine

Who would have predicted a lava shot from a volcano 300 million years ago would be talked about in hushed tones.  Casa Petrini’s volcanic soil adds an extra complexity to their Uco wines that goes beyond oak.


Domaine Bousquet

The most natural.

All fans of organic wines should flock to Argentina´s biggest producer in the stunning setting of Uco Valley.

Corazón del Sol

Best Blend

The South of France is transplanted to high Uco with this Rhone blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre – also known as GSM. Worth the trip for this elegant, spicy wine.

Alta Vista

The most Historical

his charming winery in Lujan de Cuyo is a blend of Mendocina history and French finesse. Its Old World setting includes wine tanks big enough to convert into tasting rooms.

Casarena

The Best View

You haven’t experienced Mendoza unless you have enjoyed a sit-down, multi-course meal with wine pairings whilst taking in the breathtaking Andes.  Casarena have it down to a fine art with delicious food, excellent wines and even tables that allow both people to enjoy the view.

Mendel

It is hard to beat this boutique operation for its rich, complex wines and beautiful rustic setting. Winemaker Roberto de la Mota applies his genius to making one of Argentina’s finest Malbecs.

AMP Alandes

Bargain Cellar

Karim Mussi is making some exceptional wines in this beautifully restored winery in Maipu. You cannot get better tempranillo and the prices are so accesible you´ll be boxed out at the airport.

Budeguer

Masterful modernity

Fine art graces this elegant winery with high tech wine making techniques used both inside the winery and out in the vineyard.

Trez Wines

Best Boutique

Shaped like a round tower, these wines will put your head in a spin, especially the three-year vertical tasting of Malbec.

Chandon

Best Bubbly

Chandon Argentina introduced sparkling to a very receptive Argentine audience back in the 1960s.  Now espumante is one of Mendoza’s best kept secrets and Chandon are the masters of ceremony.

Terrazas de los Andes

Utter luxury

With a stamp of approval by Luis Vuitton, no other winery can match Terazzas for sheer luxury and quality.  The winery is a beautifully restored corner of oak-scented wine heaven.

Nieto Senetiner

Carnivore’s delight

Good steak is top of every meat eaters list when visiting Argentina.  Why not have several with matching wines. Historical, romantic Nieto Senetiner do the best asado (bbq) in wine land.

Dominio del Plata

Best lunch

Go no further for Mendoza’s famous cuisine.  You’ll learn there is more to Argentina than steak and empanada at Susanna Balbos flagship winery.

Carinae

Best Syrah

Mendoza is just not all about Malbec.  Make sure to try this spice bomb at this quaint French-owned Maipu winery.

Finca Agostino

Best Pairing

Choosing what wine to go with what food is brought to a whole new level at this Southern Maipu operation. If Mr Michelin ever makes it to Mendoza this elegant winery restaurant should be top of his list.

Ruca Malen

Food pioneers

This modern all-glass winery restaurant was the first to combine creative local cuisine, stupendous wines and jaw dropping scenery in Mendoza. Chef Lucas Bustos continues to cook up history.

Kaiken

The Chile Effect

The French may get all the headlines, but it is actually Chilean money that has helped put Malbec on the map in the rest of Latin America.  Here Montes winery have recreated a traditional winery with big modern wines.