You are about to travel to the capital of Argentina’s wineland and see the Andes Mountain Range from up close. Are you interested to know things to do in Mendoza? This is the perfect destination for sybarites, foodies and adventure seekers. Yes, Mendoza is the most eclectic destination of Argentina.
The city of Mendoza is located in the northern-central part of the Mendoza province, at the foot of the Andes Mountains. It was the historical starting point of the Andean Liberation Army and today is, not only is home to some of the finest wine routes in the world (an exclusive site for wine lovers!) but also, a top rate mountain climbing destination. Famed worldwide for its viticulture (with 70% of the 1.5 billion liters in Argentine wine production), The origin of vine in South America is quite related to spiritual work since missionaries needed wine to say mass. Wine importation was difficult so next to each chapel they built, conquerors settled a vine arbor and an orchard which would satisfy their food needs. There is no definite version of the origin of vine growing and wine making in Mendoza. In 1853, French grape varieties such as Malbec, Cabernet, Merlot, Semillón, Sauvignon and Chardonnay, among others has been planted, and towards 1880, Tiburcio Benegas grew 250 hectares of top vineyards and opened a model winery called El Trapiche. This was undoubtedly Mendoza’s wine industry take-off. Let’s discover all the Mendoza attractions!