Guide To Mendoza Wine Regions: 12 of The Best Wineries To Visit

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The Mendoza wine region, a powerhouse in South America, is famous for Malbec wines.

Sitting between two peaks of the Andes mountains, the mineral-rich soil produces dark fruit Malbec wines of exceptional quality.

While exploring authentic food specialties in Argentina, we could not miss a stop in Mendoza.

Learning from experts at the best wineries in Mendoza, we learned to appreciate the nuances of the wines growing at different altitudes.

Mendoza is vast, with hundreds of wineries scattered within the three main valleys.

If you are planning to visit the Mendoza wine regions, use this guide to the best wineries in the area.

Find the best wineries in Mendoza to visit per region, including the best tours and places to stay.

Savor the wines from Mendoza and relish the stunning Andes mountain range. Prepare for a trip of a lifetime!

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An Introduction To Mendoza Wine Regions

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Mendoza is known for its wine region and fabulous landscape

Mendoza is home to more than 1200 wineries and is the most important wine region in Argentina. 

The Mendoza wine region is comprised of three major sub-regions; Maipu Valley, Lujan de Cuyo, and Valle de Uco. 

Mendoza Wine Regions Map

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The three main three Mendoza wine regions

Each of these regions has its own unique characteristics and features. For example, Maipu Valley is located within close proximity to Mendoza City, which makes it quite accessible. 

You can take local transportation to get there, or even bike from Mendoza City to Maipu Valley wineries.

Aside from the famous wines and wineries found here, Maipu is well-known for its olive oil production.

Lujan de Cuyo is the most well-known wine region for its bold Malbec wines and prestigious wineries. Catena Zapata, is one of the most famous names in the wine world and has its winery here. 

Uco Valley is world famous for its high-altitude wines. The Malbec wine and Cabernet Sauvignon growing at this altitude are among the best in the country. 

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How To Plan A Mendoza Winery Tour

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There are several ways to get around Mendoza wine region
  • One of the best ways to get around the Mendoza wine region is to hire a driver. It may be more expensive but you don’t have to worry about drinking and driving.
  • Another alternative is to consider taking a private tour or small group tours. You’ll have personalized attention from a wine expert local guide.
  • Another option is to rent a car and drive around in the Mendoza wine region. You’ll have the freedom and flexibility to stop where you want and for how long.
  • Maipu Valley is the most accessible wine region. You can visit easily visit many wineries by public transportation, bicycle, and in some cases, walk to nearby ones., 
  • Lujan de Cujo is also accessible and holds the most famous wineries. It is better to drive as most wineries are outside the city.
  • The least accessible wine region is Valle de Uco or Uco Valley. To visit these exclusive wineries, we suggest taking a tour. If you have more time, you can drive and stay overnight in the winery hotels we recommend below.

Best Private Mendoza Winery Tour

Private Uco Valley tour – This private tour with transportation takes you to 3 different wines in Valle de Uco. Taste different styles of Argentinian wine and enjoy a spectacular lunch with wine pairings at the foothills of the Andes mountain range.

Top Tours in the Mendoza Wine Region

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Maipu Valley Tour – This small group tour, with transportation, takes you to three Maipu wineries and an olive oil factory.  Enjoy wine tastings and a 3-course lunch at the olive oil factory.

Lujan de Cujo Wine Tasting and Lunch – This small group tour invites you to discover wines and olive oils from the Luján de Cuyo region. You’ll visit three wineries, enjoy a picnic lunch and visit the most important olive oil factory in Argentina. 

Uco Valley Prestigious Wineries and Gourmet Lunch – Visit three prestigious off-the-beaten path wineries. Relish a gourmet lunch at the last winery at the foothills of Tupungato Volcano.

Maipu Valley Wine Region

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Bicycle is a great option for touring Maipu Valley

Maipu is located about 15 km southeast of Mendoza City. It is a small town packed with many wineries and olive oil farms making it easy to hit several wineries in a day. 

This is the oldest of the three grape-growing regions in Mendoza and it is also the smallest of the wine regions.

Big-name wine producers like Familia Zuccardi and Trapiche can be found in this valley.

While Malbec wine is the star of Maipu Valley, you’ll also find excellent Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon wines.

Renting a bicycle to move from winery to winery is a popular activity in this region. Horseback riding through vineyards is another exciting way to discover the vineyard and olive groves.

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Where to Stay In Mendoza For Maipu Valley Winery Visits

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Mendoza has beautiful mountain scenery

With Maipu Valley being only about 15 minutes away from Mendoza, the best bet is to stay in the city. 

A laid-back city, Mendoza has wide avenues, lots of restaurants, and cafes on pedestrian streets. The famous Parque General San Martin or San Martin Park is worth visiting. 

And, the splendid views of the Andes Mountains are captivating.

Top Hotel for Your Mendoza Stay – Diplomatic Hotel

This 5-star hotel right in the heart of the city offers modern elegance with unrivaled views of the Andes.

Enjoy an exquisite experience at the indoor health club and spa. Or, visit many stores, restaurants and wine shops in the vicinity. 

The Diplomatic hotel restaurant offers Argentine haute cuisine dishes in a fusion of styles and flavors.

Prices start at $317 per night for a standard double room with breakfast included.

For more prices, reviews, or similar hotels, check Booking.com 

Top B&B Experience – Blue Sky Mendoza

Blue Sky Mendoza is a great choice for budget-conscious travelers. It is centrally located near restaurants, museums, and the main Independencia Square. 

There are private rooms with a shared kitchen and bathrooms including a large private rooftop terrace. You can barbecue and grill as well as enjoy the onsite swimming pool. And enjoy continental breakfast, every morning.

Prices here start from $72 per night for a double room with pool view and breakfast.

For more prices, reviews, or similar hotels, check Booking.com 

Top Mendoza Wineries To Visit in Maipu Valley

Mevi Bodega Boutique

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Mevi Bodega Malbec wine

Mevi Bodega Boutique specializes in producing high-quality wines made with local grapes.

We had the opportunity to meet Oscar Vignart, the  “Vi” in Mevi in Buenos Aires. Together with his business partner, the built a new winery in 2009 and opened it up for tours in 2011.

The majority of Mevi grapes are dedicated to Malbec. Though they also have Syrah, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Torrontés grape varietals.

Bodega Mevi has two terraces for wine tastings surrounded by vineyards and mountains. All winery tours and tastings are guided by a wine expert. 

And a selection of cheeses, homemade bread, and empanadas are available to pair with your wine.

You can make reservations or book a tour at [email protected] 

Mevi Bodega Boutique

Address: Carril Perito Moreno 1751 – Coquimbito, Maipu 

Hours: Wednesday to Saturday from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Visit and Wine Tasting: fincamevi.com.ar

Bodega Cecchin – Organic Wines

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Don’t miss out tasting premium wines at Bodega Cecchin

Visiting Bodega Cecchin was one of our highlights in Mendoza. This winery was highly recommended by locals in Buenos Aires and we were eager to find out more.

Started as a family tradition in 1959, Bodega Cecchin is known for premium organic and natural wines. 

At the time of our visit, this was one of the first wineries that was organic in Maipu valley and one of about 10 organic wineries in all of Mendoza.

No chemicals are used in the grape growing or fermentation process. And, the vineyard follows biodynamic agricultural practices.

Guided visits are offered to the vineyards and wine production area. You can choose from three different tastings. Two different organic tastings and one organic wine premium tasting. 

This was one of our favorite tastings in Mendoza and one not to miss in Maipu Valley.

You can book a guided tour at [email protected]

Bodega Cecchin

Address: Route 60 S/N., 5517 Russel, Maipu, Mendoza Argentina

Hours: Monday to Saturday, from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Visit and Wine Tasting: bodegacecchin.com.ar

Tempus Alba – Great Spot For Lunch

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Wine tasting while enjoying breathtaking view

The Biondolillo family settled in Mendoza City as Italian immigrants, more than 100 years ago. 

Since planting the first vines, Tempus Alba winery, now managed by the 5th generation, is one of the most well-known in the region.

Located within walking distance to Mevi, we easily made our way to Tempus Alba to learn about their wines.

Several tasting options are available at Tempus Alba. You can choose a free self-guided tour or a private guided tour with a wine expert. 

There is also the option to enjoy the wines at their wine bar or pair their wines with a meal at their onsite restaurant.

We opted for lunch and wine tasting on the rooftop deck with amazing views of the Andes.

Of the six wines we tried, we both enjoyed the Malbec wines, Cabernet, Merlot, and Tempranillo.

You’ll not go wrong with the wines and a paired tasting with lunch is highly recommend.

You can reserve your experience online at [email protected] 

Tempus Alba winery

Address: Carril Perito Moreno 572, Coquimbito – Maipú – Mendoza Argentina

Hours: Monday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday from 11:30 am to 5 pm.

Visit and Wine Tasting: tempusalba.com

READ MORE: Mendoza Food Guide: What and Where to Eat in Mendoza Argentina

Lujan De Cujo Mendoza Wine Region

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The climate of Luján de Cujo’s is perfect for cultivating grapes

Lujan de Cuyo is known as Malbec land and was the first region to get a “designation of origin” (AOC) for Malbec wines in 1993. 

The viticultural region is quite large and stretches from the Mendoza River northern banks to the Andes mountains’ edges.

 Luján de Cujo’s geography, altitude, and pure water from the Andes provide ideal grape-growing conditions.

Some big Argentinian wine names like Bodega Septima, Cheval des Andes, and Catena Zapata come from here. 

Preserving the tradition, Luján de Cuyo has some of the oldest vineyards in Argentina. The Malbec wines are bold, intensely flavored, and represent an invaluable heritage.

Top Tours to Lujan de Cujo or Uco Valley

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Discover your favorite Mendoza wine

Here are the top tours we recommend if you prefer to let someone else takes care of the organization and driving.

Lujan de Cujo Wine Tasting and Lunch – This small group tour invites you to discover wines and olive oils from the Luján de Cuyo region. You’ll visit three wineries, enjoy a picnic lunch and visit the most important olive oil factory in Argentina. 

All-day Lujan de Cujo and Uco Valley Gourmet Lunch and Tasting – Visit either Lujan de Cujo or Uco Valley on a small group tour. Visit up to 4 different vineyards and learn how the wines are produced. Savor wine tastings with a local expert and enjoy a 5-course gourmet lunch at one of the wineries.

Top Wineries to Visit in Lujan De Cujo

Catena Zapata

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This family-run winery has more than a century long tradition Photo credit: Catena Zapata ond Facebook

Catena Zapata is an award-winning, family-run winery with a tradition dating back to 1902. 

This is the oldest family winery in Argentina that is still family-owned and managed.

The Bodega is especially well known for its full-bodied Malbec wines and the extremely high altitude terroir.

The family’s Adrianna Vineyard, named after the youngest daughter, sits almost 5,000 feet in elevation.

It has been called the “Grand Cru of South America.”

Catena Zapata is one of the most important wineries in Argentina. And, the one that put Argentine wines on the map.

Different tours and wine tastings are available at Catena Zapata. You can choose a “Wine & Music” tour, “Family is Everything,” or a “Blending wines” tour.

All include a visit to the winery and tastings of five wines such as Catena Alta Malbec, Saint Felicien Nature, or Nicolás Catena Zapata.

All guided experiences must be booked in advance.

Catena Zapata

Address: Cobos s/n – Luján de Cuyo (5509), Mendoza Argentina

Hours: Starting 9:30 am, Tuesday to Saturday, with prior reservation

Visit and Wine Tasting: catenazapata.com

Bodega Ojo de Agua

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Tour beautiful Ojo de Agua vineyard – Photo credit: Ojo de Agua on Facebook

Established in 1868, Bodega Ojo de Agua spreads over 2000 hectares at Sierra de la Vigilancia. 

The name translated as “eye of the water,” inspired by the spring mountain water flowing through the farm. 

Starting as a winery, Ojo de Agua expanded its activity to cattle raising for beef production. 

Today it is one of the best producers of organic wines and natural products. 

In addition to wines and beef, it also specializes in Patagonia walnuts.

One of the oldest wineries, the Bodega is equipped with the latest technologies for its three lines of wines: Premium, High-End, and Ultra Premium wine.

Visits are open to learning about their premium wine production process. Bodega Ojo de Agua organizes guided tours of the winery and vineyards, where you can enjoy wine tastings all year. 

There is also a vineyard restaurant that serves local dishes and seasonal products. 

If you are interested in visiting Bodega Ojo de Agua, you can make a reservation at [email protected]

Bodega Ojo de Agua

Address: Bajo las Cumbre s/n, Agrelo, Mendoza Argentina

Hours: Monday to Friday, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Visit and Wine Tasting: www.ojodeagua.global/en

Bodega Budeguer

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Impressive underground cellar – Photo credit: Bodega Bodeguer on Facebook

In business since 2005, Bodega Budeguer is a family-owned winery.

They are committed to producing quality wines as a modern winery at the Andes mountains’ foothills.

The grapes are planted and picked up by hand, and the wines produced are organic and natural. 

The modern winery has an impressive underground cellar. And it also houses an art gallery for national artists to expose their work. 

Tours are available every day, hosted by wine experts. You will visit the vineyards and the winery and taste four Limited and Reserve wines.

Small bites such as nuts, cheeses, and savory delights accompany the wine tasting.

One of the signature wines to try is the Natural Malbec wine. This limited wine from 2022 shows the purity of the terroir.

Their Cabernet Sauvignon wines and the white Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc wines are also award-winning.

Bodega Budeguer is a pet-friendly winery allowing you to enjoy the outdoor space with your furry friend.

Reservations are recommended by sending an email to [email protected] 

Bodega Budeguer

Address: Provincial Route 15 km 31.5 Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza Argentina

Hours: Weekdays from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm

Visit and Wine Tasting: www.bodegabudeguer.com

Anaia Winery

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Modern and innovative winery – Photo credit: Anaia Wines on Facebook

Anaia Winery, with 72 hectares of vineyards, has one of the largest grape varieties in the Mendoza wine region. 

While the flagship grape is Malbec, the winery also grows Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Syrah, and others. 

In 2022, the winery was awarded a gold medal in architecture and landscape. And their wines also received a gold medal for Argentinian wines from the Best of Mendoza wine tourism.

Modern technology at the Bodega is infused in all aspects. From the architectural design to the wine-making process. 

The winery offers stunning views of the Andes, and the place is referred to as mountains and technology or montaña y tecnología.

You can visit the winery for a guided tour and tasting of four exclusive wines with tapas. Or, a tasting of six wines with tapas in a private room with a wine expert.

Relax in the tasting room and enjoy award-winning wines and majestic views.

Book your tour by contacting the winery at [email protected] 

Anaia Winery

Address: Ruta 15 km 34 Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo Mendoza Argentina

Hours: Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Visit and Wine Tasting: www.anaiawines.com 

READ MORE: Your Guide to Cafayate Wineries: 10 Bodegas for Torrontes Wine Tasting

Uco Valley Mendoza Wine Region

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Uco Valley is a producer of high-quality wines

Uco Valley is one of the world’s highest wine-growing regions, with over 80,000 hectares planted between 3,000 ft and 3,900 ft. 

Wines from grapes grown at this altitude are said to be among the best that the Mendoza wine region offers. 

Some say Valle de Uco is Argentina’s equivalent to California’s Napa Valley.

A large area, Uco Valley spans three different departments, each with variations in climate and soil.

The Malbec wine from grapes grown at high altitudes is succulent, expressive, and dense. And, the valley also produces some of the best Argentinian white wines, like Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. 

Located 88 km from Mendoza City, Valle de Uco has seen explosive growth in recent years.

The high-altitude wines, climate, and varied soil composition is producing a fresher wine style. 

And there is currently a movement for Geographical Indication (GI) status for the wines produced within the valley.

Top Tours in Uco Valley

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Organized tours are great for saving time

Here are the top tours we recommend if you are pressed for time and want someone to drive and organize the visits.

Uco Valley Prestigious Wineries and Gourmet Lunch – Visit three prestigious off the beaten path wineries. Relish a gourmet lunch at the last winery at the foothills of Tupungato Volcano.

Private Uco Valley Tour From Mendoza Visit 2 to 3 prestigious wineries in Uco Valley with your driver as your guide. Enjoy lunch at one of the wineries with picturesque views of the Andes.

Where to Stay In Valle de Uco Mendoza Wine Region

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Beautiful surroundings at The Vines Resort & Spa

The Vines Resort & Spa – Luxury Stay

For a luxurious stay consider the exclusive Vines Resort & Spa. Located at the foothills of the Andes mountains, it is an oasis in the middle of vineyards. 

On site, Siete Fuegos, a Francis Mallmann restaurant, offers exceptional Argentine cuisine. 

We enjoyed an exceptional stay at the resort. Gym and spa facilities are available as well as wine tastings and outdoor excursions.

With private vineyards at the resort, guests have the opportunity to visit the winery and sample a variety of wines.

Prices start at $800 for a one-bedroom villa, with breakfast included in their gourmet restaurant.

For more prices, reviews, or similar hotels, check Booking.com.

READ MORE: The Best Guide to The Seven Fires with Francis Mallmann

Tupungato Divino – Spacious Rustic Hotel with Restaurant

Located 8 km from Tupungato’s center and 85 km from the Mendoza airport, Tupungato Divino offers a relaxing stay. 

Surrounded by vineyards and exceptional mountain views, enjoy regional gourmet food at the onsite restaurant along with local wines. 

There is an outdoor swimming pool and you can also arrange visits to many of the top Uco Valley wineries nearby.

The prices start at $180 for a standard double room, with breakfast included. 

For more prices, reviews, or similar hotels, check Booking.com.

Top Wineries to Visit in Valle de Uco

Bodega La Azul

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A small winery known for producing extraordinary wines Photo credit: Bodega La Azul on Facebook

This small family-owned boutique winery makes some of the highest quality exclusive wines in Uco Valley.

It is located at the foothills of Cordón del Plata, part of the imposing Andes Mountains. 

The land has been in the family for more than 60 years, and the Bodega was established in 2003.

In 2011, they opened an on-site restaurant and later added a guest house to the property where you can stay.

Bodega La Azul is a small winery with a reputation for exceptionally high-quality wines.

The Azul Malbec wine and their Gran Reserva blend are two exceptional wines worth trying. 

The winery also produces Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc wines.

Guided tours and tastings are available year-round. We recommend the wine tasting paired with a 5-course lunch.

You’ll learn about the wine-making process and how to pair foods with wine. If you are interested, you can have Bodega La Azul wines delivered to your home.

Bodega La Azul

Address: Caminos del Vino, M 5561 Tupungato, Mendoza Argentina

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Visit and Wine Tasting: www.bodegalaazul.com 

Domaine Bousquet

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Their organic Malbec wines won prestigious awards – Photo credit: Domaine Bousquet on Facebook

Founded by the French Jean Bousquet, Domaine Bousquet is an organic winery in the Gualtallary Valley in Tupungato District. 

This valley reaches the highest limits in Mendoza viticulture, at 5,249 feet. The resulting wines have a high natural acidity with fruit-forward flavors.

Domaine Bousquet is a leader in organic wines and one of the top 20 Argentine wineries. 

Sustainability is at the heart of their wine production, and the Domaine Bousquet wines are recognized worldwide.

Their award-winning Malbec organic wines are some of the most awarded in the country.

The winery is open for tours and wine tastings every day, including holidays. 

You start with a walk through the vineyards, followed by a winery tour. Several wine-tasting options are offered in the underground cellar.

All wine tastings include three lines of Premium, Reserve, and Grand Reserve wines.

We recommend pairing your tasting with lunch at their contemporary Gaia Restaurant. The menu uses ingredients from their organic farm with flavors that pair perfectly with the wines.

Reservations are recommended by contacting them at [email protected]

Domaine Bousquet

Address: Ruta 89 S/N km 7, Tupungato CP (5561), Mendoza Argentina

Hours: Every day from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Visit and Wine Tasting: www.domainebousquet.com/en/ 

Zorzal Wines

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Enjoy lunch amidst the vines while sipping Zorzal wines – Photo Credit: Zorzal Wines on Facebook

Zorzal Wines is located in the Gualtallary region in the northern part of Uco Valley.

The vineyards sit at 4,800 feet above sea level, making it one of the highest wineries in the Mendoza region. 

Founded in 2007, this boutique winery makes wines with minimal intervention. 

A respect for the terroir and allowing the fruit to shine is at the heart of their wine-making practices.

Using the latest technology, Malbec, Pinot Noir, and Sauvignon Blanc, are a few of the varieties produced. 

While not certified organic, the winery uses traditional and organic practices in their wine-making process.

A rising star in Uco Valley Zorzal wines is a recipient of many prestigious awards.

Winery visits and tastings are available, including a tour with the head winemaker.

Four different tasting packages are available, including a winery visit.

A country lunch paired with Zorzal Wines amongst the vines is highly recommended.

And, if you want to stay on the estate, a two-room apartment in the vineyards is available.

For reservations and bookings, contact them at [email protected] or +54 261 3456775.

Zorzal Wines

Address: Calle Estancia Silva without number Gualtallary -Tupungato – Mendoza Argentina

Hours: Weekdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Visit and Wine Tasting: www.zorzalwines.com 

Bodega Pocima

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Some of Pocima wines you will sample – Photo credit: Pocima WINES on Facebook

This small winery found in Los Arboles de Villegas is a 2022 winner of gold medals for their Petit Verdot and Grand Blend. 

Located at the highest level in Uco Valley, this family-run Bodega is privileged with the best soil and weather for growing vines. 

Bodega Pocima produces a great variety of excellent wines, like Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Pinot Noir, and others.

The winery owner, Emilio, an oenologist, takes you through the winery and vineyards. 

During the wine tour, you’ll sample Pocima’s limited collection of exclusive full bodied wines. 

You’ll learn a lot about wine production in this region from Emilio’s detailed and entertaining stories.

The owner, together with his wife and daughter await your visit. Contact them at [email protected]

Bodega Pocima

Address: Ruta provincial 89 S/ N. Los Árboles. Tunuyán. Mendoza Argentina

Hours: Open from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Visit and Wine Tasting: bodega-boutique-pocima.negocio.site 

Tips To Best Plan Your Mendoza Wine Region Visit

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Taking a break from our car ride in Uco Valley
  • The “siesta” culture – In Mendoza, many stores are closed between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm. The siesta culture is a part of the local community. Plan accordingly to enjoy your stay in the Mendoza region.
  • Getting to the wineries. Choose how you want to experience the Mendoza wine region. We recommend taking a tour for the ease and convenience of not driving and drinking.
  • Wineries require advance reservations –  Most wineries and restaurants in the Mendoza province require advanced notice. You will not be able to visit most wineries without reservations.
  • Plan your winery visits by valley or region-  Mendoza is a large wine producing area with many wineries to visit. Many wineries are set against the Andes mountains offering a breathtaking experience. Give yourself the time to enjoy both the winery and the views of the Andes mountain range. Both deserve to be appreciated fully.
  • Cash is King – Not all wineries take credit cards, be prepared with cash on hand. 
  • Bodega visits – Please note that most Bodegas are closed on Sundays and Mondays. Prepare and plan your visits accordingly.
  • Space out your Winery Visits – In general, tastings and wine pairings are generous. The passionate winemakers will eagerly share their full-bodied wines. Go easy and plan for no more than 3 winery visits per day
  • Stay near the wineries – consider staying near the wineries to get the most out of your visit. This means less driving and more time to visit the Mendoza vineyards.

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4 Comments on “Guide To Mendoza Wine Regions: 12 of The Best Wineries To Visit”

    • Thanks for your comments. We actually enjoyed getting off the beaten path and seeing a boutique winery – Mevi as well as understanding organic wines at Cecchin. We did actually make it to Uco Valley and will be posting about it shortly. Lots to visit and experience in Mendoza, but not enough time:).

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