Wine roads in the Malbec area (Maipú and Luján de Cuyo)
Mendoza, situated at the bottom of the Andes, possess one of the best combinations of terroirs, thaw water, vineyards, sun and imposing landscapesin Argentina. It is the heart of viticulture in Argentina. There, the areas of Luján and Maipú host many of the wineries that produce the best Malbec of the world, providing a wide range of activities to learn about the local wine industry, taste famous wines and meet their makers, all accompanied by excellent regional and international cuisine.
The city of Mendoza is situated in one of the most beautiful oasis created by man. The 500 km of ditches that travel throughout the city, give life to leafy groves and cared green spaces. The city is the administrative, commercial and cultural center of the province. Mendoza offers various forms of entertainment, cinemas, theaters, museums, art galleries, disco and a vital trade. Also count with different cafeterias, confectioneries, pubs and excellent restaurants that serve from the typical argentine “asado” until the most sophisticated dishes from the international cuisine.
The most beautiful landscapes of vineyards and blue mountains will accompany us throughout the tour. In this area of Mendoza are produce the wines of height (word of where our brand comes) with vineyards located at more than 1200 m.a.s.l. the most impressive and prestigious wineries arise with its modern architectures ready to receive us in a magic toast. Romantic guest houses end of shaping a place of dreams.
Year after year, the first weekend of March, almost with no interruptions from 1936, Mendoza renews its main festival, the Harvest Festival (“Fiesta de la Vendimia”). This is the most important celebration for the people from Mendoza, since this is the tribute that the man devotes to his leading industry, the wine. The main events from the festival are: blessing of the fruits (“Bendición de Frutos”), white via of the queens (“Vía Blanca de las Reinas”), carousel, (“Carrusel”) and the main event (“Acto Central” or ”Fiesta de la Vendimia”); a monumental spectacle of light and sound with more than 500 dancers and actors on stage, which culminates at midnight with the election and coronation of the New National Harvest Queen (“Reina Nacional de la Vendimia”), closed with an unparalleled display of fireworks that burst in the sky of Mendoza.
Mendoza has the privilege to have all along its geography the imposing Andes mountain chain. In exiting rides in the area of the Puente del Inca, Vallecitos, Villavicencio and Uspallata indescribable landscapes are waiting for us, always dominated by snowcapped peaks and multicolored mountains. Those who like mountains sports can practice rappel, tyrolean crossing and different types of trekking.
Located in the heart of the Andes is the highest mountain in western: the Aconcagua measures 6962 m.a.s.l. From the international route that links Mendoza with the Republic of Chile we can access a viewpoint that allows us to contemplate the famous bulk. There is also trekking available to their different camps and to the peak during the climbing season that runs from November to March (for further information about climbing the Aconcagua, visit www.aconcaguaexpeditions.com).
This is the maximum competition of argentine wines for export that brings together the most prestigious international experts, which year after year, attracts the eyes of the world on the wines of this country. Organized by Wines of Argentina and the Argentinean Wine Cooperative (COVIAR), the Argentina Wine Awards (AWA) is an icon event that allows local wineries show the world everything its wines can deliver.
If you are a ski or snowboard lover, you can have some days to visit the most important complex in South America for the practice of this sport. It has 29 enabled ski slopes with a maximum length of 7.050meters, among those stands one of the longest slope in the world. First class hotels and varied entertainment proposal complete the offer of this beautiful place.
On October 13, 1972 a plane of the Uruguayan Air Force that was flying to Santiago de Chile with 45 passengers, most of all students and rugby players, crashed in the Andes. Twelve people died in the accident, while the rest survived under terrible conditions in the middle of the snowy mountains, until the end of December, when they could be rescued. This epic has been narrated in diverse books and films, being the most famous named “Viven!” Is advisable to have three days to make the trekking to reach the place where the rests of the aircraft are found.