This is the most charming wine experiences you will have in Mendoza, and one that made a remarkable impact on our team when we were first getting to know Mendoza.
Carmelo Patti is a real grassroots winemaker who makes wine in a historical bodega in his own garage. When you visit the winery, Carmelo takes you around himself and gives a lively tour of his property explaining all the different processes and animatedly sharing his story. He oozes pride, love of wine, and love of people.
He is often referred to as the most passionate winemaker in Mendoza, and you will never find him without a smile. Although it may appear a humble operation on the outside, his wines are widely respected throughout the world. Many people that visit the winery keep in touch with him long after their visit. It is easy to see why they fall in love with this true Mendocinean character and his wines.
Wine to try: Cabernet Sauvignon straight from the barrel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.