Mendoza is one of the 8 wine capitals of the world. It is considered Argentina’s most important province in terms of productivity, with 165,000 hectares of cultivated vineyards, representing around 66% of the overall wine production in the country.
Recognized internationally for quality wines, especially from the emblematic grape variety of Argentine, Malbec. In Mendoza, strong ancestral connections with the cultures of Italy, Spain, and France have formed the base of viticulture here, with each country brining its own traditions, knowledge, and history of wine to the region.
We have named various Wine Routes (Rutas de Vino) in each wine region, and in Mendoza, lies the “Cradle of Wine” (Maipú), the “Land of Malbec” (Luján de Cuyo), and the region of high-altitude wines (Uco Valley). In Barrica tours we specialize in these three regions, our challenge is to make you enjoy the "mendoza expirience" as mucha as we can.
At 20 kms from downtown, great wines are produced in quaint historic wineries and modern boutique wineries, which make for a unique wine tasting day with interesting contrasts and great views of the Andes.
The department of Maipú is located 15km (9mi) far from Mendoza city. At present, there are 167 wineries in Maipú, out of which 28 may be visited since they are opened for tourists. Maipu is one of the most important wine regions of argentina plantings Malbecis the region's most important planting followed closely by Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo and Chardonnay.