Mendoza

Education

Mendoza, as a prominent Educational center with eight Public and Private Universities provides strongly specialized human resources and a very elevated quality of labor.

Tourism services are continuously increasing in response to the growing demand. Aconcagua Mount, Wine Roads and Adventure tourism combined with urban life, conventions and symposia settle the basis for a perfect mix between work and pleasure.

Economy

Mendoza is the leading viticulture center of South America, and as such, it produces and exports wines to numerous countries, mainly its distinctive variety: the Malbec. It is also a producer of cabernet sauvignon, sauvignon blanc, syrah, tempranillo, merlot, chardonnay, semillon, chenin and bonarda.

Tourism

Tourist Areas

NORTH ZONE: composed of the Mendoza (Capital), Guaymallén, Godoy Cruz, Maipú, Luján de Cuyo, Las Heras and Lavalle.

EAST ZONE: composed of the San Martín, Junín, Rivadavia, Santa Rosa and La Paz.

VALLE DE UCO ZONE: composed of the Tunuyán, Tupungato and San Carlos.

SOUTH ZONE: composed of the San Rafael, Malargue and General Alvear.

Wine

Mendoza has more than 850 wineries that produce almost ten millions hectolitres of wine per year. It is the most important wine center of South America.

Since 2005, Mendoza is member of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network, together with Bordeaux (France), Bilba-Rioja (Spain), Cape Town (South Africa), Christchurch (New Zealand), Firenze (Italy), Mainz Rheinhessen (Germany), Porto (Portugal) and San Francisco-Napa Valley (USA).

Region

The capital city of Mendoza was founded in 1561. The old city or town of clay for its adobe building, left ruins after the earthquake of 1861, rising later the new town west of that, next to the foothills, being at the heart of both the current divisor San Martin Avenue.

Mendoza

At the heart of the Andes Mountain range, Mendoza is located in the western central part of the country, in the Cuyo region. Founded in 1561 by the conquistador Pedro del Castillo, the province was rebuilt in 1861 after an earthquake. Around the 1890s, following the development of the wine industry, the region began to grow quickly and to attract European migrants.

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