Mendoza Food and Wine Tours
Experience one of the best wines in the world and delicious food
Mendoza, the capital of the Mendoza Province, is a vibrant city resting to the east of Mount Aconcagua, which is the highest peak in the western hemisphere and part of the Andes Mountains. Mendoza is often considered one of the most beautiful cities in Argentina due to the gorgeous natural settings and impressive architectural sites. Mendoza’s rich culture, seasonal festivals, beautiful weather, fine wines, and exquisite cuisine create an atmosphere perfect for foodies and wine connoisseurs alike.
Trek through the Andes Mountains, one of the world’s longest mountain ranges, while enjoying the beautiful views. Head to Plaza Independencia, in the heart of downtown, to enjoy the views of beautiful buildings and dine at fantastic restaurants around the square. Marvel at the gorgeous views from Parque San Martin. You can also learn about the historically rich culture in the area by visiting the museums all around the city.
Mendoza cuisine is also a must when traveling to this destination. Mendoza cuisine can be defined by a variety of ingredients influenced from various cultures such as Spanish and Italian traditions with a blend of Creole origin. The cuisine is generally based on meat that can be accompanied by cheese or salad. Dishes are also sometimes based on seafood including salmon, trout, and more.
One typical dish in the region is Humita, which is a traditional dish that consists of mass harina and corn and can be slowly steamed or boiled. Taste the traditional dish Matambre that consists of wrapped beef stuffed with boiled egg and vegetables. Try other regional foods such as Lorco (corn, beans, and pork), and tomatican (tomato, spring onion, and egg).
Of course, you cannot go to the heart of Argentina’s wine country without sipping on outstanding wine. You will undoubtedly sip on many Malbecs and other bold reds in the city famed for these fantastic wines. Mendoza has an ever-growing wine industry that produces almost two-thirds of the country’s wine so touring vineyards and learning about the process of wine making in this area is a must for wine lovers.