The Mendoza region was settled by the Spanish, but as it’s seismically active the major settlements have had to be rebuilt several times. Wine making was introduced as early as 1557, and the Christian missionaries who brought the first vines ensured that they produced a good supply of sacramental wines. It’s estimated that over 360,000 acres of land is used for viticulture in Mendoza, with popular varietals including Malbec, Cabernet sauvignon, and Tempranillo. The Andean scenery is an impressive backdrop to a drive along the wine route, and there are some excellent wineries where you can stop for tastings along the way.
We will select a superb property such as Casa de Uco or Cavas set in the heart of vineyards where you can while away the days exploring, knowing that you can expect a sumptuous meal and an endless array of fine estate bottled wines.