Wine Routes in Argentina

Argentina has enormous possibilities for wine tourism, and each route gives the visitor the chance to have unrivaled and unforgettable experiences.


All along the wine routes, tourists can enjoy different sensations which go beyond the limits of their imagination. Exquisite flavours, colours, textures and views await them along with the secrets and spirit of each terroir.


Some of the possibilities on offer include vineyard tours, delicious food and wine, learning about wine making and its history, practicing sports and marveling at the stunning views.


Argentina’s wine routes are all this and much more.


Seeing is believing!

BE PART OF THE MEMBERSHIP


The club is promoted by Bodegas de Argentina A.C. The institution groups together about 200 wineries from all over Argentina.


Boutique, thematic, 4 and 5 star hotels, together with the most recognized travel agencies, restaurants and other related suppliers provide their experience and services to these wineries.


We invite you to be part of Argentina´s Wine Route, the most important network of Wine Tourism in the country.

SALTA


To visit the province of Salta is to go on an extraordinary journey. Old towns built in a frame of diverse landscapes, express its deep Aboriginal culture reflected in fine crafts, authentic food and their particular customs.


Emblematic routes of the highest vineyards in the world that produce colourful and aromatic wines thanks to the thermal amplitude and 350 days of sunshine a year!


Tourists can enjoy the beautiful surroundings and relax in luxurious wine spas. They can feel the excitement of the great outdoors, be inspired by the art and history, and enjoy first class gastronomy.

SALTA CAPITAL


The city of Salta is a place to discover where each corner reveals history, culture and tradition. The colonial architecture is extremely well kept and is in contrast to the new architecture.


The gastronomy of Salta, characterized by its typical dishes such as meat and goat’s cheese, empanadas (made with potatoes and spiced with cumin), tamales and humitas. Cayote or cuaresmillo marmalades are delicious for those with a sweet tooth!

CAFAYATE


The impressive beauty of the Calchaquies Valley frames the wine routes of the Cafayate region, where the vineyards are planted at 1,750 m above sea level.


The floral aroma of Torrontes is delightful and a wide range of aromas is opened up by other varieties such as Tannat, Malbec, Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc. While exploring the art rooms and museums such as Museo de la Vid y el Vino visitors can experience the secrets of the wine here and its creation.


Wine spas, thematic lodgings, winery restaurants and golf among the vineyards are some of the varied touristic possibilities that this region offers.


Wine spa, alojamientos tematizados con el vino, gastronomía en bodegas o jugar golf entre viñedos y entre muchas otras posibilidades, dan vida a esta bellísima región.

CACHI MOLINOS


As one continues the journey through the Calchaquies Valley you arrive in Cachi – Molinos which is made up of a group of small charming towns.


Some vineyards of the region are planted at about 3.000m above sea level. This height allows the vines to obtain perfect sun exposure, producing wines which are expressive in the nose and intense in the mouth.


In this region a rural atmosphere prevails. The colonial architecture is interwoven with aboriginal culture and crafts. Visitor can enjoy staying in picturesque boutique wineries with a warm and familiar atmosphere and taste seductive wines and homemade food.

CATAMARCA


The province of Catamarca promises a mystic wine route. The Wine Routes are combined with the Adobe route. The latter is made up of the ruins of aboriginal cities which were built with stone and mud and have strong influences of pre – Columbian cultures.


The soil types of this region are sand and clay. The thermal amplitude of the region allows Bonarda, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Chenin Blanc, Riesling and Torrontes to be the star varieties.


In an extraordinary contrast of high peaks and peaceful Valleys, with more than 200 volcanoes, the wineries of the region have transformed the deserts into an oasis.

SANTA MARIA


The city of Santa María is also in the Calchaquies Valleys. The vineyards and wineries are scattered all over the place offering a colourful view. One can also visit the monuments and rocks which are traces of the Incas that inhabited the region years ago.


Crafting, knitting and sweet jams are part of the attractiveness of the region. The sites and museums allow tourists to learn about the different aboriginal groups that inhabited this region.

TINOGASTA AND FIAMBALA


The regions of Tinogasta and Fiambalá invite you to enjoy beautiful landscapes, aboriginal heritage, religious mystique and colonial history.


Delicious typical food and attractive regional wines are combined with majestic views where the Andes Mountains stand aloft with its volcanoes and thermal waters.

LA RIOJA


To go into La Rioja means to go on a trip to the past. This beautiful province offers archeological reserves, paleontological treasures as well as old towns and wineries which invite the visitor to live the history of the wine industry of the region.


La Rioja is a combination of fertile land and arid hills. The industrial and boutique wineries of the Valleys and Mountain Route offer the possibility to taste the famous Torrontes of the region. Visitors can also stay and taste food and wine and visit the art rooms which are devoted to this mystic tipple.

LA COSTA


La Rioja capital city and its surrounding areas which are called La Costa are at the foot of the Sierra Velasco. There is a strong urban profile here where the people are devoted to their land.


The city has a varied cultural which comes from the conjunction of the old and the new. La Costa Riojana welcomes tourists with picturesque traditional wineries opened for them to discover La Rioja´s wine making history. Old machinery, huge jars for must fermentation, and old concrete vats take visitors back to the past.

CHILECITO


The most important wine region of La Rioja, Chilecito, has many industrial wineries; the majority of them are located in small viticultural towns. The region is in a valley and invites tourists to visit the natural beauties that it has such as Inca ruins and mines.


Bonarda, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Chenin and Chardonnay are the main varieties planted here. Their wines have a particular typicity which is characteristic of the region.

VILLA UNION


The Talampaya National Park has a unique landscape and is an unknown piece of art from nature. The park has a natural beauty with archeological traces and paleontological treasures.


Together with these historical routes, fantastic wineries offer food, lodging and recreation for tourists.

CORDOBA


The province of Cordoba surprises you at every turn with its magnificent scenery, cultural diversity and historical heritage. It is the second most important city in the country after Buenos Aires and it holds the largest number of buildings from colonial times.


The city has a natural charm and offers culture, history, architecture and sports. About 50 km from the city there is a town called Colonia Caroya where wine tours are available.


COLONIA CAROYA


Colonia Caroya is a delight of aromas and Mediterranean flavours, thanks to the Italian immigrants who came here in the nineteenth century. With an exquisite typical gastronomy born of family recipes which crossed the ocean, the legendary meats stand out, along with cheeses, pastas and breads.


This region has wineries which produce distinguished regional wines from the times of the Spanish conquest. They even maintain the tradition of making mass wine and grappa.


Colonia Caroya offers a picture which is enriched by their living habits like the various celebrations throughout the year.

SAN JUAN


San Juan offers incomparable wine tours, which are the result of a charming union between viticulture and landscapes. The second wine producing province in the country, it has a highly developed industry. It is a big producer of table wines, raisins, and liqueurs. This shows a varied expression of art and history, which can be witnessed in their galleries and museums.


Apart from the exceptional wine tours, visitors can be thrilled by its unique natural attractions. Among them, The Ischigualasto Provincial Park and La Luna Valley. These stand out, not only for their breathtaking beauty, but also for their paleontological treasures. It is an ideal place for those who, in addition to wine, like being in touch with nature and adventure.

Very close to the capital is where the wine route begins. Industrial and traditional establishments offer the opportunity to taste recognised wines, created in ideal conditions of temperature, altitude and soil. In this area varieties that make internationally known wines are grown. Among them Syrah stands out as especially fruity and for its intense personality.


The wineries also offer a distinguished cuisine to enjoy with their wines, adding to the supply of dried fruits and delicacies. In addition, other innovative wine tourism opportunities are available such as wine health centres and olive oil production routes.

MENDOZA


The province of Mendoza: where the Andes reach their greatest height with the imposing Cerro Aconcagua at 6962m.


Wineries in this province range from small producers to the country's most influential companies.


Extensive fields of vineyards show that wine is the identity of this province. This identity is displayed every year in March in the renowned National Harvest Festival, and many other events inspired by this wonderful product.


The wineries welcome visitors with classical tasting activities, restaurants, lodgings, museums, art galleries, and spas of the highest quality.


Also on offer are more creative possibilities, such as polo and golf in the vineyards, astronomical observations, hot air balloon trips, rural and adventure tourism and skiing.

NORTH OF MENDOZA


In the North you can find more than half of the wineries which are open to visitors. A combination of urban and rural, they present a range of production models that range from the small to the industrial. The departments of Las Heras and Lavalle grow mainly pink varieties, while in the areas of Lujan de Cuyo, Maipú, Guaymallén and Godoy Cruz, high-quality varieties of reds, pinks and whites are found.


The height, soil and the hand of man created in this land a wine worthy of tasting. Malbec, which is excellent in the region, stands out in the world for its awards and excellence. Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah, Tempranillo, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay are comparable in character with great wines of the world.


With an attractive historical, cultural and natural heritage, the area offers ample opportunity for recreation, lodgings, and more.

EAST OF MENDOZA


The East is the main wine-producing area of the province. It provides a rural overview with small towns scattered throughout the territory like San Martin, Rivadavia, Junín, Santa Rosa and La Paz. Their vineyards are irrigated by the icy cold waters which flow from the mighty Andes Mountains, and provide the raw materials for these high quality wines.


With a beautiful landscape of vineyards and the imposing mountain range as a background, this area also offers important historical and cultural attractions.

UCO VALLEY


The Uco Valley is in the foot hills of the Cordillera de Los Andes. The vineyards rise in the areas of Tunuyán, Tupungato and San Carlos. The hightest vineyards of Mendoza are located here.


These small rural villages, with a magnificent mountain landscape background, have a strong wine identity. Wineries invite you to experience all kinds of activities and opportunities, with some establishments exclusively created with wine tourism in mind.


White varieties such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and reds such as Merlot, Pinot Noir and Malbec accompany every experience in this stunning valley.

SOUTH OF MENDOZA


The Southern area includes the vineyards of San Rafael and General Alvear, an area which offers endless possibilities to enjoy adventure or relaxation.


When visiting the wineries, you will witness strong wine tradition and cultural heritage. Every experience is complemented by beautiful landscapes, such as Valle Grande, Los Reyunos or Sosneado.


As the province's youngest wine region, Neuquén has grown considerably in recent years in the business of wine. It offers modern and boutique wineries that use the latest technology to produce wines of a high quality.


Apart from visiting these amazing landscapes framed by wineries, you can also see its historical and cultural wealth, given by the traces of Mapuche communities go trekking and mountaineering in the highest peaks in Patagonia, or enjoy countless opportunities for resting and relaxation.

NEUQUEN


As the province's youngest wine region, Neuquén has grown considerably in recent years in the business of wine. It offers modern and boutique wineries that use the latest technology to produce wines of a high quality.


Apart from visiting these amazing landscapes framed by wineries, you can also see its historical and cultural wealth, given by the traces of Mapuche communities go trekking and mountaineering in the highest peaks in Patagonia, or enjoy countless opportunities for resting and relaxation.

SAN PATRICIO DEL CHAÑAR


The St. Patrick Chañar Valley has many wineries spread out in a fantastic setting. Here you can taste traditional wines of the region while dining on the gastronomical delicacies in stunning lodges with art galleries and relaxing spas. All this with the unique stamp of Patagonia.


Varieties such as Pinot Noir, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Torrontes and Chardonnay show many different characteristics in comparison to other Argentinian wines for the rigours of the Patagonian climate.

RIO NEGRO


As the birthplace of one of the country´s southernmost wines, Rio Negro is really a fascinating destination for wine tourism. This province is also undoubtedly the holder of some of the most extraordinary sites of Patagonia like Bariloche and El Bolsón.


The province offers stunning places to rest, practice extreme sports, enjoy the Patagonian cuisine, and learn the history of its people. Around a magnificent landscape of forests, mountains, hills, lakes, rivers and reservoirs, you will find much more than you could ever imagine.

ALTO VALLE


The Alto Valley of Rio Negro is combined with exceptional natural conditions for the production of premium wines. A European style terroir being one of them. Where the largest river in Patagonia is born, you can find a unique wine tour, of colour and charm, given by the combination of vineyards, orchards and stunning scenery.


This route of young, old and boutique wineries invites you to enjoy the unique personality of their wines, accompanied by the exquisiteness of Patagonian cuisine, art galleries devoted to wine. Reliving history in museums, and more…...

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