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Besides all things wine, Mendoza offers road trips, outdoor activities, and cultural gems like art galleries and live theater.
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Gral. Espejo 300, M5502AVJ Mendoza, Argentina
Mendoza has suffered devastating earthquakes that have reduced the city to rubble. The earthquake of 1861 destroyed most of the city. Instead of repairing all the damage, the city decided to build a new city center southwest of the original...
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Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza Province, Argentina
A 30-minute drive from Mendoza city center lies the only existing aroma room in the Americas. The aroma room at the modern winery Belasco de Baquedan is filled with 46 cylinders of Plexiglas, each featuring a different scent that can be discovered...
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A 75-minute drive south of downtown Mendoza lies the province’s burgeoning wine destination—the Uco Valley. Composed of three subregions—Tupungato, Tunuyan, and San Carlos—the Uco Valley is a 45-mile long strip of land sitting 3,000–5,000 feet...
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Galería Pasaje San Martín, Paseo Sarmiento 45, Local 18, 5500 Mendoza, Argentina
My husband and I rented a car and drove out past the wineries in Mendoza to watch the sunset over the Andes mountains. It was a peaceful Sunday evening escape from the city.
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Ruta 89 s/n, Los Arboles, Mendoza, Argentina
Bodegas Salentein is one Mendoza’s oldest, largest, and most famous wineries located in the Uco Valley. The 5,000 acres of land where Salentein sits was once cultivated by Jesuit missionaries. Bodega Salentein strives not only to carry on the...
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Winemaker Santiago Achával of Achával-Ferrer says that the boutique wineries Gimenez Riili and Caelum provide a family-style experience. At Gimenez Riili, try the 2009 Gran Reserva malbec. Caelum serves homegrown pistachios to accompany the wines....
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Chile 1754, M5500GRM Mendoza, Argentina
The Teatro Independencia is Mendoza's most prestigious theatre space, hosting both national and international performances. Built in 1925, it's a Neoclassical landmark overlooking Plaza Independencia next door to the Park Hyatt Mendoza. Its...
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Mendoza, Capital Department, Mendoza Province, Argentina
Most locals will tell you that the best time to visit Mendoza is during La Fiesta Nacional de la Vendimia, Argentina’s biggest harvest festival, which takes place the first week of March. The festival is a week-long party packed with folkloric...
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Mendoza, Capital Department, Mendoza Province, Argentina
Pirca Food and Wine is Mendoza's most fêted pop-up/closed door restaurant. Argentine Chef Pablo Ranea and his partner Alejandro Cohen host a dinner party for eight strangers in a private space every Thursday night. Pablo is a passionate traveler,...