Food & Wine

Food Trips through South America

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Food & Wine

Our food and wine travel experiences feature the secrets of the wines produced in Argentina and Chile. Visit Mendoza, the wine country of Argentina, Cafayate in the North and the vineyards near Santiago de Chile.

FAQs

What is a food and wine itinerary?

It is an itinerary that includes gastronomic experiences, wine tastings, cooking classes, special dinners and tours focused on the flavors of each place.

Do the gastronomic experiences have options for special diets?

In most cases, it is possible to have a special menu available for vegetarians, gluten-free, etc. It is important to always take this into consideration in advance so that the experience is the best for the travelers.

Is it possible to enjoy them without cooking?

You can enjoy traditional food, local wines tasting, cooking demonstrations without you cooking, cocktails tasting and demostrations, 3, 5 and 7 step meals, and even more options!

Why would I be interested in attending a cooking class?

It is a local experience, where you learn about the ingredients of traditional food, get to know the locals in a more intimate way and eat delicious meals, surely accompanied by a great local wine or a typical cocktail.

Is it possible to enjoy these tours only some of the destinations?

The trips are tailor-made, so these itineraries are a guideline, changes can always be made at the planning stage according to the traveler’s preferences.

Do Argentina & Chile offer many food experiences?

For sure! Argentina and Chile offer lots of food experiences and each regions have their own specialty.

What are food and wine tours in Chile and Argentina?

It is said that gastronomy is the best way to learn about a culture and that always a great story starts with a great glass of wine. Join these two passions to adventure yourself in local cuisines, tastes and flavors and immerse yourself in wine culture with our tours in Argentina and Chile.

 

Top-class wines and traditional food of these regions are for sure a one-of-a-kind food and wine travel. Taste Northern Argentina harvested grapes in altitude, feast with some of the most famous Patagonian dishes and discover the oldest vineyards of Chile. Foodies and wine lovers, let this tasty adventure begin!

Best food and wine tours in Argentina and Chile

Calchaquí Valley | Salta

A 520km route that visits small villages with their own charm. You can have a full-day tour from Salta and get to know the main attractions of this route of valleys and mountains such as the Las Conchas gorge, the famous Amphitheater, and the Devil’s throat. Cafayate is your call if high-level wines harvested in altitude are what you are looking for in your food and wine travel. Once you get back to Salta enjoy a peña and mingle with locals while enjoying an empanada salteña.

 

Mendoza | Mendoza Province

World-famous land of great wines, and home to the best wine tours in Argentina. Exclusive wineries, endless fields dedicated to grape harvest and top-class wine renown around the world. Try traditional and iconic Malbec wine in this region and pair it with local dishes and exquisite meat cuts. The cherry on top is the first-row seat to the Andes mountain range while enjoying your glass of wine. Sounds like a food and wine travel of a lifetime, huh?

 

Valparaíso, Casablanca Valley | Chile

Another great wine area is Casablanca Valley, near Valparaíso in Chile, a town that you must include in the wine tour of this country. Located 20 minutes away from the Pacific Jewel, in this area you will find mainly white wines and the best cool-climate wines. You can learn all about the winemaking process of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, the most famous white wines of this region. Discover the wine cellars, and taste these top-class wines.

 

Maipo Valley | Chile

Located in Santiago de Chile’s outskirts, Maipo Valley hosts the most important traditional wineries of Chile like Concha y Toro, Tarapacá, Carmen, Cousiño Macul and Barón de Rothschild. Maybe the most important fact about this wine destination is to learn about the history of Carménère: a french wine strain that appears to be extinct but was revived in the Chilean valleys.

 

Patagonia

Sweet land of chocolate. Taste Bariloche’s iconic chocolate, the traditional cake of the Welsh colonies in the province of Chubut, and all kinds of sweet fruit jams and pies. For salty lovers instead, Patagonian lamb is the most famous traditional meat dish you can try in this southern land, mainly in El Calafate. 

But that’s not all: don’t miss the opportunity to try exquisite Seafood! Feast at some of the best shellfish restaurants in the coastal villages such as Puerto Madryn or Ushuaia in Argentina or Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales in Chile.

Food and wine road tours

Yerba Mate Road | Misiones – Corrientes

This is a touristic route located in Misiones and Corrientes provinces. It is a great opportunity to connect and learn all about Yerba Mate’s history and production, as well as with its essence an important part of Argentina’s local culture. You can visit establishments where Yerba Mate is produced and taste different varieties. Plus, this route also includes the world-famous and iconic Iguazú Falls and the Iberá marshlands.

 

Colchagua Wine Road | Chile

Located 160 kilometers away from Santiago de Chile, this was the first wine circuit in Chile. In this area, there are various renowned winemakers like Casa Silva, Cono Sur, Los Vascos, Hacienda Araucano and Siegel. Taste these exquisite local wines while enjoying beautiful green hills landscapes.

 

The Wine Road | Mendoza

Land of sun & wine as it is known, Mendoza’s main star is the Malbec wine. You will find countless wineries and vineyards that commonly offer a Wine Tasting experience plus a restaurant menú known as “Step by Step Menu”, where they serve delicious local food paired with their local wine production. The main areas to delight yourself with these high-level wines are in Uco Valley, Luján de Cuyo, north and south of the city of Mendoza.

 

The Wine Road In the Heights | Northern Argentina

This Wine Road extends from the south of Salta province to the north of Tucuman province through the region known as Calchaquíes Valleys. Its magnificence and uniqueness rely on its cultivation in high altitudes. The white wine stands out in this region giving birth to the famous Torrontés. Combined with high-level technology, these wines are one of the top-ranked in the region and the world. 

 

Sweet Patagonia | Bariloche & Lake District

Chocolate lovers must not leave Bariloche without trying the iconic chocolate of this region. Countless chocolate shops are placed in Bariloche city and its surroundings, which are the perfect place to stop by on a rainy cold day (or any day actually!). Delicious and varied flavors are ready to blow your mind, we recommend the “Chocolate en Rama”. Exquisite sweet desserts are strongly recommended also as this is the land of the “fruit” legacy, so you will find all kinds of sweet desserts and jams.

 

Centolla Road | Ushuaia

The End of the World city hosts the king crabs road where you can taste this iconic local dish. You will find local fishermen who themselves fish the king crabs along with other mollusk and fishes. This road takes place mainly in Puerto Almanza but you can try Centolla, salmon and other seafood dishes in every restaurant of this region. You won’t regret it!

Recommended Food and Wine Tours

Name of the tripPriceDurationDescription
Landscapes of the North & The Wine CountryFROM USD 274512 DaysFrom natural marvels and local cuisine to high-level wineries, discover Buenos Aires, Northern Argentina, and Mendoza!
Land of Wines in Argentina & ChileFROM USD 344510 DaysExplore Chile’s and Argentina’s capital cities and taste world-famous local wines!
Mendoza Wine TourFROM USD 8683 DaysVisit the land of sun & great wine in this 3-day tour!

Planning your trip to Argentina and Chile

In these hand-picked articles from our blog, you will find useful information for your next food and wine travel experience in Argentina and Chile. 

 

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