mendoza

Located in Mendoza Province just east of the mighty Andes. Greater Mendoza is the largest wine producing area in Latin America and Mendoza is one of nine cities worldwide in the network of Great Capitals of Wine and is an emerging hotspot for wine tourism.

The city is a stopover for climbers preparing for Aconcagua ( the highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere). Anyone interested in hiking, rafting, horseback riding and of course mountaineering will feel right at home in Mendoza. Home to many musuems, including the El Museo Nacional de Vino (National Wine Musuem).

Mendoza was chosen in 1997 by French director Jean-Jacques Annaud for the filming of the movie “Seven years in Tibet” and built dozens of spectacular sets in the foothills of the Andes including the recreation of the Tibetan capital city of Lhasa.

Only two hours by air from Buenos Aires, Mendoza is a can’t miss destination.