Wineries in Argentina are truly heavenly sights. From the majestic Andes acting as a breathtaking backdrop for vineyards in Mendoza, to the reddish deserted wine route of Salta in the north, Argentina’s picture-perfect bodegas serve as the idyllic setting for unforgettable wine tastings.
Argentina has been steadily developing its wine-tourism offer for the last decade or so, and today, most of its wineries feature state-of-the-art wine-making facilities and cellars, superb restaurants, and accommodation in the heart of the vineyards; some are even home to art galleries and wine museums.
A visit to a winery in Argentina does not equal a simple tasting: the activities on offer are original and plenty! Upgrade the usual bodega visit to a premium tasting tour, you can add a cooking class with the in-house chef to learn the secrets of the perfect empanada, a blending workshop to understand the alchemy behind a Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon blend, or a leisurely bike ride among the vines. For those with gourmand inclinations, there are pairing ateliers to learn how to perfectly match each wine to a regional delicacy or dish, and last, but definitely not least, the quintessential Argentinian experience: a gourmet asado, the traditional barbecue known the world over.
If you are not yet convinced, read on for more ideas and activities that you can join while touring Argentina’s wineries.