Wine tasting in Mendoza is a mandatory part of any wine lover’s trip to the region.
A Mendoza wine tasting will certainly be a memorable experience for those visiting the Cuyo region for the first time: the imposing Andes mountains are the picture-perfect backdrop to enjoy a Malbec tasting on a shaded terrace overlooking the vineyards. Although many wineries offer classic wine tastings in their sunlit tasting rooms surrounded by vines, or inside their underground barrel cellars where wines age placidly, these are not the only options when it comes to wine tasting in Mendoza.
For those art-inclined, there is an original experience that combines art & wine tasting: “Paint with wine among the vines”. On this hands-on workshop, you will get inspiration from the landscapes around you and you will create your own masterpiece… with wine. Lunch and a proper wine tasting will follow.
If you are looking for a truly unique Mendoza wine tasting, then the “Wine & Astronomy Experience” is for you: among the vines, away from the bright lights of the city, an astronomer will reveal the skies’ secrets and constellations to you, as you enjoy a Malbec tasting under the stars.
One of Argentina’s national prides is, undoubtedly, its traditional “asado”, the local version of a barbeque cooked on a wooden or coal fire, with enough meat and vegetables to satisfy your appetite for a few days! Indulging in a typical asado experience should be at the top of your must-do list when in Argentina and, especially, when in Mendoza, as it is here that you can pair this feast with the local full-bodied, fruit forward Malbecs, for a match made in heaven.
If tasting the wines is not enough for you and you’d like to understand the behind the scenes of actually making wine, then you can sign up to a creative “Wine Blending Workshop” during which, you will get your hands on varietal wines and you will mix them together to create your own personal blend wine, complete with a label entirely designed by you too.
These are just some examples of the many wine tastings Mendoza has to offer. Take a look below for more suggestions in the area and start planning your wine tasting in Mendoza now!