Mendoza is filled with idyllic spots to while away the evening drinking wine with friends. Whether you are looking for a trendy wine bar, a secluded wine garden or a couple of copas de vino in a winery, Argentina’s wine capital offers many great options for that all-important wine hangout.
All restaurants and bars in Mendoza will offer at least a handful of Malbec wines on their drinks menu, but if you are a real oenophile then there are a couple places you’ll want to add on your hotlist for their excellent selection wine selections:
Monteviejo Wine Rock has been one of the greatest musical and wine highlights in Argentina’s calendar since its inception in 2011, and today - thanks to a collaboration with the Park Hyatt in Mendoza city - it has spawned into a week-long event involving hundreds of artists, musicians and chefs, and thousands of wine bottles!
It’s no surprise that Wine Rock Week took home a Great Wine Capitals Award for Innovative Experiences in its very first year, 2017, and well deserved that it went on to become the global winner. The event has become one of epic proportions, however its roots go deep and have humble beginnings - starting with a winemaker and a musician who shared a bond for good wine and good music…
Some of the world's most spectacularly set wineries are here in the Andean foothills. Against a background of snow-covered peaks, you'll find warm-spirited bodegas that welcome all kinds of adventurers.http://bit.ly/2KlHwpG
Tim Atkin, the british Master of Wine, highlighted Casa Vigil de Chachingo as one of the recommended restaurants to visit in Mendoza. This section was included in its brand new Report 2018. The wine journalist toured different wine regions of Argentina at the beginning of the year and then developed its outstanding report.
On this occasion Atkin made its sixth annual guide for our country, which is composed of 193 pages. Casa Vigil was mentioned by Atkin as one of the recommended places when visiting the province.
Mendoza is almost synonymous with its harvest festival, one of the biggest in the world. Some 700,000 revellers make it into Mendoza for the Fiesta de Vendimia which builds up over the summer months with the grand finale the first weekend of March.
There is no lack of excellent restaurants in Mendoza’s wineries - they offer, without a doubt, some of the best dining options in the country. Wine-paired menus with views over the vineyard are hard to beat, and the good news is there are dozens to choose from. Here are some of the most exciting menus on offer in Mendoza today:
Santa Julia has several innovative wines under their belt (fancy a glass of Ekigaina or Arinarnoa anyone?) but what draws people into their fold are all the ‘extras’ on offer - an olive oil production factory, two restaurants, bike rides through the vines, cooking classes and an art gallery, all of which led it to win the Great Wine Capitals award for Best Arts and Culture in Mendoza last year.
In the month of the celebrations for the International Malbec Day, which is celebrated on April 17, in Mendoza are organized are different activities. One of them will take place in the City of Buenos Aires and its objective is to show Argentinians and foreigners two well-known expressions, typical of the culture and idiosyncrasy of our province.
The show, written by Rodolfo Braceli and with the general direction and music specially composed by Claudio Brachetta, will feature the participation of 100 artists on stage preseting folklore and tango. The National Folkloric Ballet and the Tango Company and TeHarTango will participate in the launch.
Prior to the show, there will be a cocktail in the same theater with the best Malbec of the province.
Apart from that, more than 100 celebrations in 75 countries around the world!
The land of sunshine, mountains and wine - Mendoza offers the perfect combination for Instagram heaven. With hundreds of wineries worth visiting, there’s no shortage of great shots to take on your trip into Argentine wine country, but here are some you just can’t miss!