TOP 20 BEST WINERIES IN MENDOZA
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.
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.
Just to prove this is not exclusively red wine country, Atamisque apply their French magic to make some of the country’s best whites.
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.
The most natural.
All fans of organic wines should flock to Argentina´s biggest producer in the stunning setting of Uco Valley.
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.
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.
The Best View
You haven’t experienced Mendoza unless you have enjoyed the incredible views that Casarena have it down to a fine art with excellent wines and even tables that allow people to enjoy the view.
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.
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.
Fine art graces this elegant winery with high tech wine making techniques used both inside the winery and out in the vineyard.
Shaped like a round tower, these wines will put your head in a spin, especially the three-year vertical tasting of Malbec.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mendoza is just not all about Malbec. Make sure to try this spice bomb at this quaint French-owned Maipu winery.
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.
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.
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.