Wine grapes in South America

Mendoza winery tours are a great way to spend a day or two when you are visiting Argentina. The wine country in the Mendoza region is one of the most famous in the world, particularly for Malbec wines.

There are several major areas where wineries are located in Mendoza. These include Lujan de Cuyo, Valle de Uco, and Maipu. Many of the best wineries in these places are open to visitors, and some even have restaurants, art galleries, and accommodations attached to them.

If you want to take a self-drive Mendoza winery tour, the larger wineries with tasting rooms are a good place to stop. These include wineries like Terrazas de los Andes in Lujan de Cuyo, Salentein in Valle de Uco, and Familia di Tommasso in Maipu.

If you want a bit more of a unique tour, you can go on a guided winery tour. These tours take visitors to two to four wineries in a day, sometimes providing unique access to winemakers or wineries that are usually closed to the public.

For a very special Mendoza winery tour, you can combine horseback riding and wine tasting. Trout & Wine Tours runs unique trips that take guests to a winery on horseback. After riding through Mendoza, participants stop at Decero winery, where they go on a winery tour and tasting before going back to the stables for a traditional Argentine BBQ.