Photography by Will Warr
Mendoza is a must for any wine enthusiasts visiting Argentina. Whether you have an interest in learning about how wine is produced or simply in drinking it, a visit to this province will not leave you disappointed.
Just a short flight from Buenos Aires, and an even shorter hop from Santiago in Chile, Mendoza is home to two of the country’s main wine valleys: Valle de Uco and Luján de Cuyo. With approximately 1,620sq km of vines, Mendoza is behind nearly two-thirds of this huge country’s entire wine production and is particularly well known for its Malbec. (I now refuse to drink anything else.) The scenery is fantastic: vast vineyards with breathtaking views of the Andes and pre-Andes. Mendoza is dry year-round and is best visited between mid-October and early April.