Mendoza's Artisanal Finds
Collected by Nora Walsh , AFAR Contributor
From leather goods and soaps to jewelry and essential oils, the beautiful handmade products by Mendoza's talented artisans make for meaningful mementos while also supporting the community.
Chile 898, M5500 Mendoza, Argentina
Winery & Company occupies an old colonial house on a leafy Mendoza street. Its old, worn wooden floors speckled with sunlight have just the right vintage feel for wine browsing. It's several rooms are stacked with wrought iron shelves featuring...
Av. Arístides Villanueva 180, M5500 Mendoza, Argentina
Vero Gift is an enchanting gift shop on Aristides selling handmade soaps, aromatic lotions, scented oils, and beautifully bundled toiletries. It’s the perfect place to find a thank you gift, presents to take home (La Pasionaria products are a...
San Lorenzo 490, Mendoza, Argentina
Owned by two young vegetarians, Indigo is a sanctuary of holistic health with hundreds of organic herbs, seeds, dried fruit and vegan oils. They also sell an array of health products, Chamana teas, books and meditation music. It's the perfect...
Av. Sarmiento 720, M5500 Mendoza, Argentina
Verolio has coined the term "restoliva" to describe their cafe on Sarmiento Street. Dedicated to all things olivicultura, Verolio is a boutique retailer of gourmet olive oils from over thirty of Mendoza's top producers including Zuccardi, Tapiz...
Gral. Espejo 300, M5502 AVJ, Mendoza, Argentina
The Museo Municipal Arte Moderno is a gallery-sized museum tucked inside Mendoza's main Plaza de Independencia. Recently one of Mendoza’s most famous modern artists, Jose Bermudez exhibited 90 works of art celebrating his 90th birthday. The museum...
Chacras de Coria, Mendoza Province, Argentina
Chacras de Coria is a picturesque suburb approximately 20 minutes southwest of downtown Mendoza. Framed by the Cordon del Plata mountains, Chacras de Coria is ideal for exploring the area’s wineries by bicycle. Several tour agencies like Kahuak...
Av. Las Heras, Capital, Mendoza, Argentina
Las Heras isn't Mendoza's most picturesque of avenues, but it's replete with leather shops and souvenir stores selling chotchkies and trinkets. You can pop in and out of the stores until you find something you like. Cueros Armados is worth...
Paseo Sarmiento 184, M5500 Mendoza, Argentina
Alpataco derives its name from a native bush that grows in the Mendoza province and has deep radiating roots. This family-run business believes the Alpataco bush symbolizes their mission, a store that represents Mendoza and its rich cultural...
RP82, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
Allyu Almacen is one of Latin America's largest collection of handicrafts for sale. There is also a folk museum which was founded to preserve Latin America's artisan traditions. To the native Andean peoples, the world Allyu emphasizes the...
Ruta 92 Km 13, M5565 Vista Flores, Mendoza, Argentina
La Posada del Jamón is a family-run restaurant in the Uco Valley that specializes in ham and pork dishes. They have an expansive wine cellar with over 200 labels including Monteviejo, O' Fournier, and Salentein. They also harvest their Del Tal...
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