If you plan a tour around Argentina you should visit some wineries as well. This great and very nice country is the fifth biggest wine producer in the planet. You can find eight main wine regions there from North to South. Even you find some brilliant vineyards around Buenos Aires region. Before you buy your flight ticket read our suggestions for your trip.
Argentina is full with wineries. They called them “Las Bodegas”. We would like to highlight best ones where you need to go if you like wines.
The biggest wine regions in the country are located in the western part. You can find them among the foothills of the Andes Mountains. They have very special climate. Midday is very hot 95-100 F, but night can be even 50 F. Winter time (July) like in the Continental area, but frost is very rare in the vineyards.
The Mendoza region is the largest region and the leading producer, responsible for more than two-thirds of the country’s yearly production.
Many wine tours from where you can choose your favorite in Mendoza. At this time it is a great benefit for wineries as well. Typical vacation place due to the magnificent view of the Andes, it can be romantic and wineries have great history. Especially recommended to view it in April and May when the autumn is beautiful. A must try wine there: Ben Marco Cabernet Sauvignon.
Second largest wine region is San Juan which produce wines over on 116.000 acres. It has very similar climate as in Mendoza. Summer is hot. Local varietals are famous like Syrah, Malbec in the Bodega Colome Amalaya.
La Rioja lays not so farm from San Juan. The wines of Rioja are alive with the flavors of the territory. The vineyards and wine cellars are open for tourists and present the essence of all the local varietals. Strawberry, cedar and spicy flavored Luca Pinot Noir is a premium wine for your pleasure.
More and more people knows a smaller region the Cafayate. It is a very developing are of the country. There were a lots of investments around there in the last few years. If you like white, choose Quarra Torrentes, but reds also great here like Quarra Tannat. Tannat is a special and rare grape around here.
Argentina offers good entertaining for travelers. Their wine are world wide known and hopefully we gave you some good trip tip.
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