The Ultimate Guide & Tips To Wine Tourism
Mendoza is a wonderful location that it is not just known by its beautiful parks and for being one the most famous touristic destinations of Argentina. Now Mendoza has developed a new type of tourism, the rural tourism, taking advantage of its many valleys and landscapes, ideal for the wine productions and also for a getaway into nature.
With a privileged location, Mendoza has the best conditions for the development of vineyards of the highest quality. The weather, the height of the mountain, the cold nights, the dry environment and watering by artificial channels are perfect to create wines of the finest quality.
The dry of the lands of Mendoza becomes ideal to produce wines that that are starting to be noted in the world. In this soil, there are factors that bring a special maturation and flavor to the grapes, such as the slow absorption of the water in the vineyards and the effect of the sun in the high mountain.
Mendoza counts with more than 140 thousands of hectares of vineyards, many of them open to the tourists, with visit services, lunches and also accommodation. There are the “Roads of wines” that every year many tourists want to see and discover.
This new “wine tourism” is part of the rural touristic circuit that Mendoza has developed with the beauty of its valleys and old houses, where the visitors can relax and enjoy the typical attractions of the zone, such as the exquisite gastronomy, delicious fresh vegetables and, of course, the finest wines.
Lujan de Cuyo, Maipu, Godoy Cruz and Guaymallen are the traditional zones of vineyards in Mendoza and here are the most typical cellars that open their doors for the visitors, who can visit them and enjoy the process of wine elaboration and the taste of the best strains.
In Mendoza, there are other wine zones, like San Rafael, a place of many cellars and an oasis in the middle of the mountain. But the most part of vineyards is located in the zones of San Martin and Santa Rosa, that produce mostly table wines and that during the last years are experimenting in the preparation of premium wines, to offer to its visitors a high-quality wine.
Other wine zones in Mendoza are Tupungato and San Carlos. Here the visitors will discover the best and most modern cellars that produce premium wines and have all the amenities to receive the tourists in their installations.
Mendoza produces wines that are still young and among the strains, you can find Syrah, malbec, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, and bonarda, as well as the exquisite white wines and bubble wines, ideal to taste with the exquisite cooking of the zone.
Who Else Wants To Enjoy Wine Tourism
And for enjoy a complete wine tour; the recommendation is to visit Mendoza during March, when they celebrate the Harvest Annual Party that joins more than 20 thousand people in a spectacle that includes music, folkloric dances, and cultural expositions, besides of the election of the Queen of the Harvest among the girls of the different departments of the zone.