If you’ve got a South American vacation coming up, the opportunities to explore different cities and cultures is endless. One aspect of this part of the country that it’s extremely well-known for are the wine regions. The wine lovers of the family will particularly enjoy regions throughout Argentina that produce some of the most exquisite wine in the world.

We’ll go into the history behind Argentina’s most popular wine region – and which vineyards you should visit to get the full experience!


The many fascinating aspects of Argentina are reason enough to visit, but the wine regions of Mendoza should be visited by wine lovers and explorers alike. Two thirds of the country’s wine production happens here, with more than 1,500 wineries spread throughout this popular wine region.

High altitude vineyards are separated into three main sections: Lujan de Cuyo, Valle de Uco, and Maipu. The soil paired with the continental climate and semi arid desert conditions make this area perfect for viticulture. Known mostly for its Malbec, Mendoza also produces plantings for Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc, among others.

Try visiting these popular vineyards:


Head to Chandon if you’re looking to expand your experience with sparkling wines. You can even partake in a multi-course winery lunch or a winery tour and tasting!



A historical winery with architecture that will wow you just as much as the wine itself, Salentein is certainly worth a visit. What’s more, their barrel room is designed to double as a concert hall.


1,000 acres of vineyards is enough to intrigue any wine lover and that’s exactly what The Vines of Mendoza includes. With a resort and spa, there’s something for everyone here.

Now that we’ve given you just a hint of what Argentina’s wine region has to offer, it’s time to start planning your trip. Get started here.