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. The owner, Angel Mendoza, likes to call himself a wine grower, not a winemaker, as he believes the most important activities happen before the grapes are in the winery.
His daughter, Maria Laura, leads tours of the vineyard to explain maintenance. During the growing season she leads a tasting of malbec grapes to learn how to identify the correct ripeness for harvest. Perhaps the most interesting part of the tour is when you visit a beautiful old vine called the ‘mother’ vine. But for some, the favorite part of the tour will of course be in the tasting room, trying their various wines and homemade olive oils.
Domaine St Diego is a winery with vineyards planted on slopes and in the leafy Lunlunta hills in Maipu, a picturesque setting in one of Mendoza’s oldest wine regions.
Wine to try: With a name like Pura Sangre (pure blood), this Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon are hard to forget. It has a very distinct taste, you will love it ... or not love it so much.
Club Tapiz is surrounded by 22 acres of vineyards offering an exceptional experience beneath the glorious Andes Mountains, and phenomenal wines. Lodge guests will experience fine wine and elegant food, in an authentic Tapiz vineyard experience.
Terruno, the restaurant of Club Tapiz winery, has a beautiful setting above the vineyards in Maipu. With great wines and olive oil produced onsite, well-presented dishes feature the best of Mendoza, but with a global influence.
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.
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.
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.
Established in 2004, this is the first Argentine distillery that produces high quality spirits.
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.
This is a larger olive oil factory that produces an olive oil blend as well as single variety oils, and balsamic vinegar. A visit includes seeing their olive oil museum and viewing classic machinery used in days past.
Producing different olive oils within the Maipu region, this producer offers tours around the olive oil plant in Spanish and English as well as tastings in their special tasting room.
Discover the Andes is all about exploring the mountains through excursions and activities ranging from expeditions in de Maipu Volcano, crossing the Andes by foot, valley trekking and wine tours.
La Guatana provides visitors a great horseback riding experience through Mendoza vineyards. Guests ride through Maipu vineyard estates, passing through Malbec and Cabernet vines, plus olive and eucalyptus trees.
A unique wine museum of Bodega La Rural invites you to experience the history of winemaking at the winery, beginning in 1885 when the Rutini family first settled in Mendoza.
Olive oil is one of Mendoza’s best natural resources and you can’t visit the province without tasting some of the best available, and much of that is at Familia Zuccardi.