The Wine Routes in Argentina are unmissable attractions to enjoy. Walking through the vineyards with a glass of wine in hand is an experience that will surely be unforgettable.
Wine tourism gets more eager followers every year. Knowing the history behind the bottle of our favorite wine, knowing what the wine process is like, walking through vineyards, and sitting down to taste a glass while admiring the landscape are some of the wine tourism options that are presented to us when visiting these destinations.
11% of Argentines are likely to take a trip to discover a wine region this year, according to research by Booking.com. In addition, it became known that after a long time at home, many people are eager to be on the move and go out to explore the world by walking, 14% of travelers said they have plans to take a hiking trip this year.
These two trends can combine perfectly and allow us to live wonderful experiences among the vineyards. Booking.com shares the five Argentine wine destinations that are interesting options for a trip that combines wine tasting with hiking.
The province of Mendoza is recognized worldwide by the traveling community that recommends doing the wine trails , knowing its secrets, conducting tastings, visiting small and large producers immersed in incredible landscapes in order to know the true DNA of the destination.
The flagship grape of this wonderful place is Malbec, a varietal that will be present in the various regions of Mendoza and that in each place will have different characteristics due to its soil, climate, and altitude.
San Juan is another of the great wine producers in the country in this province. Queen of the wind Zonda offers tours of the wine traditional vineyards, ancient and modern wineries, and tasting of the best wines and sparkling San Juan.
The wineries that make up the Wine Route are located in the outskirts of the provincial capital where you can see traditional wine-growing establishments and other avant-garde ones. There are also boutique wineries and vineyards in a natural setting of immense beauty.
To the characteristic charm of its valleys, its colors, its culture, landscapes, and its people, its wineries are added by the hand of its recognized and characteristic gastronomic offer. In Salta, the Torrontés strain matures, a white wine that is distinguished by its intense fruity aroma and flavor. This variety reached a unique expression in Salta soil, becoming the flagship white grape of our country.
The vineyards extend for more than 3300 hectares between the departments of Cafayate, San Carlos, Cachi, Molinos, and La Viña. The ideal areas for cultivation and production have very striking landscapes such as Quebrada de las Flechas, Quebrada de las Conchas and centuries-old towns.
The path of wine in the province of Córdoba opens its way and attracts the attention of more and more national tourists. The wine Cordovan has a different stamp according to the different regions: the Cordovan north, the Sierras Chicas, Traslasierra, Punilla, and Calamuchita.
Its vineyards include Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and Isabella (raspberry), among others. There are eighteen wineries and artisan wine producers that offer guided tours in their establishments, tastings, and pairings with regional dishes.
This province stands out for its incredible and outstanding tourist destinations such as San Martín de Los Andes, Villa La Angostura, and Villa Traful. But in addition, Neuquén has an important wine-growing development, such as the San Patricio del Chañar area. This site has vineyards that are dedicated to the production of wines fine and sparkling.
The varieties that have best adapted to the climate are Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc. In addition to visiting the wineries to learn about the production of wine , tourists will be able to taste some of the typical dishes of the area.