Pulenta Estate is a handsome winery with minimalist architecture and well crafted wines whose excellence is proven by the level of demand. The owners, brothers Eduardo and Hugo Pulenta, come from a long line of winemakers, and their ancestors ran Argentina’s biggest winery, Peñaflor.
After selling Penaflor, they founded Pulenta Estate to focus creating the highest quality wines in Mendoza. The establishment has one of the most accomplished young winemakers in Mendoza, Javier Lo Forte, who focuses on continual experimentation with varietals, yeasts and fermentation methods.
In addition to winemaking, the Pulentas are well known for collecting Porsches, providing visitors an interesting surprise with photos of their car collection displayed throughout the winery.
Tours include an informative talk in the vineyards and of course a tasting of wines in the middle of their barrel room.
Wine to try: Their stunning Cabernet Franc, a great example of how this difficult-to-make varietal can excel in Argentina. It's like biting into a green pepper. Delicious!
This dry and dusky wine reminds you of desert sunsets- intense color and aromas followed by concentrated fruit in the glass.
Shy yet seductive, this Pinot wants to go places! Spicy and full of pepper, strawberries and butterscotch, with balanced acidity, soft tannins and an elegant finish.
Fresh and vibrant like a new spring day when the grass is just cut.
Redolent with chalk and pepper yet brimming with dark plums and stone fruit, hints of red and green pepper and heady spices.
The intense red color welcomes your sight. The complexity of aromas is given by the notes of plum, cherry and notable spiciness coming from the Cabernet.
One whiff and you are captivated. Sweet and intricate, this blend is incredibly expressive with ripe blackberry, cinnamon, black pepper, and much, much more
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.
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.
Located in Lujan de Cuyo, Villa Mansa is located among many vineyards, close by to famed wineries such as Vistalba, Achával Ferrer, Senetiner, Faivre Montmayou and Kaiken.
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.
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.
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.
The winery focuses only on making Malbec, although with different amounts of oak and using many different processes.
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.
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.