Sipping your aromatic wine, you could be anywhere in the world, in one of the finest vineyards of France, Italy or South Africa, until you set your eyes on the landscape... unmistakingly Argentina. Expansive vines snaking their way to the foothills, drawing your eyes towards the snow-covered summits of the Andes, the perfect spot to enjoy a glass, only a few steps from its source.
Best time to visit Mendoza
• The best time to visit the northern regions of Argentina is in the Southern Hemisphere’s spring (Sep-Nov), when temperatures are pleasantly cool
• Summer (Dec-Feb) in Northern Argentina can become oppressively hot.
Mendoza holiday highlights
Set in the eastern foothills of the Argentinean Andes, Mendoza is the gateway city to the region’s world famous vineyards. The Mendoza Province, once a sprawling desert in the shadow of the mountains, today produces approximately 70% of Argentina’s wine. The first vine cuttings were introduced to the region during the Spanish colonisation of the Americas, bought here in the mid-16th Century from Chile; these were followed by a selection of vines from France, Italy and California to create some of today’s finest tipples.