Mendoza is the main viticulture zone in this country, recognized by the most famous Malbec all over the world, with a grape production that represents the 60% of the total cultivated area in Argentina. It is divided into four oases, which represent the lungs of this activity in Mendoza:
Mendoza River Area or First Viticulture Zone: is where most vineyards with varietal grapes, among which Malbec stands out, have been developed; Agrelo and Perdriel are two of the
places where agro-ecological characteristics combine in order to make them the best in the province.
Valle de Uco: Is surrounded by Cordón Del Plata and at the foot of the Andean mountain range and its lands are considered one of the most attractive places for foreign investments.
East Zone: Is the largest productive oasis in Argentina as regards vines, most vineyards are concentrated there and produce more than 50°/o of the grapes in the country.
South Zone: Surrounded by the natural beauty in the department of Malargüe, San Rafael and General Alvear, in this zone there are century-old wineries that represent viticulture’s pride.
In Mendoza city, modernity combines with this growing wine culture, its trees and ditches, and cultivates an inspiring source for “cueca” and “tonada” (two sorts of rhythms within local folk) in its roots. Founded in 1561, by Pedro Del Castillo, it is a powerful source of tourism, and it is considered “the capital of the zone Cuyo”.
In the capital city, San Martín Park represents a lung and pure air supply. The state university, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, is located there and it is the starting point for the bustling cultural life.