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 in Wine Spectator and with Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. Most recently, Wine Spectator named their Finca Bella Vista on of the 10 best in the world for 2012 - a first for an Argentine winery.
The opportunity to try some of the highest scoring wines in Argentina is irresistible to most, as is the chance to perhaps see Santiago Achaval, the founder, and one of Argentina’s most awarded and poetic winemakers.
The winery was constructed in 2006, a simple but modern building with large windows that give a perfect view of the vineyards with the mountain backdrop. Nearby, visitors can see picturesque old vines and olive trees, and the gardens are a delight in the summer.
The tour ends with a tasting of three of their red wines, and also their sweet dessert wine and homemade olive oil. Wine to try: Their Achaval Ferrer Dolce dessert wine is made by partially dried Malbec grapes that makes for an intense sweet wine that is irrestistable to most.
Located within 35 acres of vineyards, Cavas Wine Lodge is a unique wine lodging experience, surrounded by well-known Mendoza wineries in Lujan de Cuyo.
The Furlotti family has lived on this Chacras de Coria finca for more than three generations. Gabriela, the owner, is very personable and leads lively wine tastings and cooking classes with her guests.
Owned by a Argentine family whose passion for gardening came to life while visiting France, Casa Glebinias is located in the middle of a vast garden with a strong emphasis on tranquility through nature.
Designed and built by Eliana Molinelli, a famous sculptor from Mendoza, Casa Margot is a unique Champagne boutique. Located among one of the wine roads, Casa Margot aims to share and spread the culture of Champagne to its guest.
Designed like a log cabin placed perfectly in the midst of acres of vineyards, Lares de Chacras offers tranquility in the middle of Chacras de Coria.
The Inn of Vistalba is an unique place, located at the Carlos Pulenta Winery. Guests have the opportunity to stay in an actual wine cellar, where they can witness the whole wine process.
This is a unique dining experience where you get your own private room just for your party.
Located in Dominio del Plata winery in Agrelo, Osadia de Crear offers a diverse menu based on a fusion of Argentine and Mediterranean cuisines.
Located in the leafy suburban town Chacras de Coria, 15 minutes away from the city of Mendoza, this restaurant, popular with locals and tourists, is known for their steak and other Argentine classics. The large sundeck is perfect for dining al fresco…
Located inside an old adobe house on the property of Bodega Estrella de Los Andes, Primula Cantina Ferroviaria brings together food and wine with the history.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Argentina Rafting will give you the adrenaline rush you might be looking for beneath gorgeous blue skies right in the middle of the mountains.
During your horseback rides at the finca, guests have the opportunity to select which wineries to visit. Wineries often visited include Viña Cobos, Decero, Belasco de Baquedano, Septima, Ruca Malen, Melipal, Cruzat, Norton, and Terraza de los Andes.
Rincon de los Oscuros raise their own cattle and horses, and share breathtaking views with guests - condors and other rare wildlife are the norm. Enjoy a half day or a full day tour.
Entre Cielos offers the only first traditional (hamam) Turkish bath circuit in all of Latin America. Hamams are the perfect place to unwind and reconnect with your body.
Termas de Cacheuta Springs offers massages and relaxation in an adventurous, natural setting, overlooking breathtaking mountains. You can laze the day away wading from hot spring to hot spring.
At this store, dedicated to folk are, you can view and purchase many types of folk art, including tapestries, ceramics, wood carvings, silverware and religious objects.
Named Emiliano Guianazu or Casa Fader in honor of one of hte most important impressionist artists from Argentina, Fernando Fader, this museum is located in Mayor Drummond, Lujan de Cuyo.