Wineries in Mendoza are among the best in the world. As a guest at these wineries, from small to large architectural masterpieces, visitors can speak directly with the winemakers themselves and gain a unique inside view of the processes.
Hidden away in a picturesque corner of enormous vineyards, Achaval Ferrer is one of the most visited wineries in Mendoza. It achieved huge international fame as it began to score some of the highest points for an Argentine wine.
Bodega Benegas is one of the most historical wineries in Mendoza. Tiburcio Benegas was the founder of Trapiche (now Penaflor), in 1883. After selling off most of the business, this family kept some of the vineyards and a small winery.
In 2003, Walter Bressia decided to follow his dream of making his own wines, and started Bodega Bressia with his wife and children. Set among vineyards and a peaceful garden with a babbling brook, the winery is a beautiful villa style design.
In 2009, the Pimentel family, who specialized in farm management, created Caelum project after deciding to move from Buenos Aires to Mendoza. Recruiting the help of Italian winemaker Guiseppe Franceschini, they started making European style wines.
Carmelo Patti is a real grassroots winemaker who makes wine in a historical bodega in his own garage. When you visit the winery, he takes you through the process himself and gives a lively tour. He oozes pride, love of wine, and love of people.
Top scoring wines such as Argentina’s first 98 point wine with Robert Parker, and family fame as the pioneers of making Malbec in Argentina make this a can’t miss winery for most Argentine wine lovers.
One of the most unique winery visits in Mendoza is Domaine St Diego, as they focus the tour on their vineyard rather than the winery.This accurately reflects the philosophy of the bodega.
Founded in 1945, Gimenez Riili is a winery that has embodied Argentine passion and excellence for wines for years. With a cozy winery run by a father and his Argentine sons, this winery focused on small, high quality production.
La Azul had humble beginnings as just a vineyard, selling harvested grapes sold to local winemakers. Today it is a thriving boutique winery with a reputation for great quality red wines and attention to detail.
After selling Penaflor, Eduardo and Hugo Pulenta founded Pulenta Estate to focus creating the highest quality wines in Mendoza. The establishment features one of the most accomplished young winemakers in Mendoza, Javier Lo Forte.
A pebble walled tower, this winery sits over a small reservoir, and visitors can participate in a blending master class, combining different vineyard samples of Malbec in order to produce their own favorite blend.
One of the greatest delights of Mendoza is a leisurely winery lunch, with multiple courses paired with exquisite wines, and a gorgeous vineyard and mountain view. Ruca Malen's is one of the best.
When walking through the winery, you will notice it is designed in the shape of a cross. This design of Salentein's entire property is meant to be both spiritual and practical, intriguing the visitors while making wine production efficient.
This is a popular winery for tourists travelling by bike so expect to see young people enjoying the ever present Mendocinean sun on their gorgeous terrace which sits right above the vineyards and orchard of olive trees.
With 180 degree views of the Andes, The Vines of Mendoza’s Uco Valley Tasting Room offers a unique opportunity to barrel taste, blend your own wines, and even see barrel fermentation in action.
Alta Vista’s process is very unique, aging without wood for a year, and instead using cement tanks for top wines. The wines are then aged in barrels from three to 36 months before bottling. This winery offers more than 20 varietals of wine.
Designed like a large French chateau, and located in the middle of the Uco Valley, Andeluna offers great mountain views and vines as far as the eye can see.
At the entrance to one of Mendoza’s most renowned wine regions, the Uco Valley, this winery features stunning stone crafted architecture designed by architects Bormida & Yanzon. This setting helps the winery blend into this wild, rustic setting.
The winery focuses only on making Malbec, although with different amounts of oak and using many different processes.
The large colonial villa style winery produces lots of different varieties including the less common (in Argentina) Pinot Gris. However their most interesting experimentation is with different malbec clones.
In Argentina, Michel Rolland that needs no introduction - he is one of the most famous consultants and wine producers globally. He is famous for being a French winemaker, and he has found great success in developing fabulous wines in Mendoza.
Under the direction of winemaker and Master of Wine, María Isabel Mijares, Bodega SinFin produces three lines: Guarda de Familia, Gran Guarda and Guarda.
Making refined wines in the heart of the oldest wine region in Mendoza, Maipu, southeast of Mendoza city, a visit to this winery and home is very personal as you can tour the restored winery and new visitor center with the owners.
The winery is in the middle of the vineyard district Alto Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo. They feature different methods of sparkling wine production which include both handmade sparkling wines (champenoise) and those made in larger tanks (charmat).
Established by the decedents of Italian Swiss immigrant, Bautista Gargantini, Clos de Chacras is a boutique winery with a rich history and award winning wines.
The winery was designed with simplicity in mind and is made up of three units – one for tanks, one for barrels, and one for bottles. Orange hued, the building makes a striking impression against the mountain backdrop.
Stretched out like a Spanish villa, Decero has beautiful gardens with a perfect Andean view of the Cordon del Plata mountain range and Tupungato volcano.
This impressive winery is one of the newest built in the Uco Valley and has architecture that will leave quite an impression. The winery is named after a cross between Diamond and Andes.
The Bousquet family moved its winery from Southern France in 1998 and settled in Tupungato where today the winery continues to combine their European traditions in winemaking with the climate and terroir of the Uco Valley.
Located in the Lujan de Cuyo region of Mendoza, Dominio del Plata produces four lines of high-end wines produced by Mendoza's famed Susana Balbo.
In 1989 Matias Mayol and his father bought land in the Uco Valley and started producing grapes, soon becoming one of the most important grape producers for high altitude wineries in Mendoza.
Zuccardi is one of the most successful family-run wineries in Argentina. With each family member immersed in their wine production, this is a smooth operation with many appealing features for tourists, including harvesting, cooking, and wine pairing.…
Finca Sophenia is focused on producing great wines in a genuinely unique “terroir” in the foothills of the Andes.
This quaint, family run winery in the heart of Lujan de Cuyo gives you a great idea of how boutique wine is made. The Gonzalez family, the owners, personally lead tours of the quaint establishment, and often give let you taste from the barrel.
This large historical winery makes one of Argentina’s best know labels – Rutini wines. The winery was originally founded by Felipe Rutini, an Italian who came to Argentina in 1885.
This picturesque traditional winery has lots of charm and a rich heritage still housing South America’s oldest white wine, a Semillon from 1942. The old white wine was originally used for blending with red wines (a common practice at the time).
Located in Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo, Las Perdices is a small-production winery built in the traditional Mendozan style: brick, single-unit building, metal roof and pine wood framework.
This large white Spanish style villa and is home to some well-known wines from the Bosca family-owned winery. Founded in 1901 by Don Leoncio Arizu, Luigi Bosca was the first winery to achieve DOC status for the wine region Lujan de Cuyo in 1989.
The Mariflor vineyard has come to life based on a vision Michel and his wife, Dany.
Melipal is focused on pursuing sustainable winemaking practices and although they are not officially certified, they avoid using any pesticides and unnecessary chemicals.
With one of the most accomplished winemakers in Argentina, Marcello Pelleriti, also the head winemaker for Chateau le Gay in Pomerol, Monteviejo is well-known for its high scoring wines; their Lindaflor earned 93 points from Wine Spectator.
O. Fournier´s mission is to produce high-quality wines in different regions of the world: Argentina, Chile, Ribera de Duero, Rioja and Douro (Portugal).
Qaramy means "poetry" in the ancient quechua language, a native South American language spoken primarily in the Andes. The name symbolizes the winery's expression of loyalty, tradition and commitment to its terrior and wines.
Owned by three brothers, this efficient winery has quirky artwork and beautifully painted barrels decorating the reception and tasting rooms.
Established in 2004, this is the first Argentine distillery that produces high quality spirits.
The attractive winery is not that far from Chandon itself, but has a more secluded feel with private gardens and a restaurant which has gained quite a lot of fame for its top quality French style cooking paired with wines from the bodega.
Trapiche opens the doors of its winery to welcome visitors from around the world, and is housed in a building from the beginning of the 20th century, completely restored and ready for the future.
The winemaking consultant spent a lot of time on different projects in Argentina and started making his own wines with two Argentine partners in 1997 originally in rented spaces in other wineries.
Owned by one of the famous Argentine Pulenta brothers, Carlos Pulenta, this winery is pure modern beauty with top technology and a peaceful setting in the vineyards.