BEST MENDOZA WINE TOUR!
Mendoza is the heart of Argentina’s wine region and renowned for its delicious Malbec wines. Many connoisseurs from around the world, even from France where Malbec originated, visit this very region to experience a Medonza Wine Tour and to get a taste of Argentinian Malbec from the many different bodegas.
In saying that, Mendoza is not all just about the wine – it also boasts the surrounding Andes mountains including the highest peak in the America continent, large volcanoes, flowing rivers, thriving olive plantations and cultural tradition!
As a surprise to most, I am a bit of a wine connoisseur myself and could not pass up the opportunity to spend a day in the vineyards, tasting the best Mendoza wines.
I have put together this Mendoza Wine Tour guide based on my own experience and to give you an idea of what you can expect too,
MENDOZA WINE TOURS
To get the most of your visit to the best Mendoza wineries, I recommend booking a Mendoza Wine Tour with a reputable tour company.
I personally joined an 11-day tour with Tucan Travel covering the highlights of Chile, Argentina, and Brazil, which included a full day exploring the Mendoza wine region.
Click Here to see the full itinerary of the 11-Day Highlights of Chile, Argentina and Brazil Tour.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE MENDOZA WINE TOUR
Our day began with a hotel pick-up from Mendoza at around 9 am and we were greeted by our tour guide on board the minivan.
The first stop on the Mendoza wine tour was the Sin Fin Winery, also known as Bodega Sin Fin, a short twenty-minute drive from Mendoza city.
Bodega Sin Fin is a family-run company dating back to 1975 when they planted their first-ever grapevines. Sin Fin not only grows and produces wine, but they are now known as one of the best locations for wine tasting in Mendoza!
Inside the winery, a lovely Sin Fin employee took us on a short guided tour around the factory and the cellar before sitting us down to start the tasting of their very own Sin Fin wines.
From white wines to red wines and of course the world-renowned Malbec, it was a great way to start the morning. It’s never too early for a drink right?!
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Sin Fin Winery – Mendoza Wine Tour
The Sin Fin Collection – Mendoza Wine Tour
Brekky wines with the gals – Wine Tasting Mendoza
Sin Fin Cellar – Mendoza Wine Tours
Bodega Sin Fin – Mendoza Wine Tour
THE OLIVE FARM
From here our tour continued to a nearby olive farm and olive oil factory. Again, we were given a short tour of the factory explaining how they make olive oil, virgin olive oil, and extra virgin olive oil.
The entire process of olives being harvested, washed and then pressed into oil is really quite impressive and something I had no knowledge of previously. The best part was the free olive oil tasting on freshly baked bread at the end of the tour!
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Olive farm – Mendoza Wine Tours
Freshly made olive oil – Mendoza tours
LUNCHTIME ON THE MENDOZA WINE TOUR
By now we were a mob of hungry heads and the Mendoza wine tour continued from the olive farm to another gorgeous vineyard to have some food.
When we arrived I was in awe of the beautiful countryside that surrounded our lunch location, complemented by the Andes mountains in the backdrop!
A traditional Argentinian feast was dished up along with more complimentary wine tastings.
Feeling completely full and satisfied, and almost on the verge of napping, our group sat around chatting for some time as our food digested.
A stroll through the vineyards after lunch was an option for those who weren’t too stuffed. I used this opportunity to fly my drone and get a birds-eye perspective of the Mendoza wine region.
The Mendoza wine tour ended here, though we all bought a few bottles of wine to take back to the hotel and continued the fiesta!
Our lunch setting – Mendoza Wine Tour
Entrees and wine tasting – Mendoza Wine Tours
Meet the hungry mob – Mendoza Wine Tour
Lunch is served – Mendoza Wine Tours
WHERE TO STAY IN MENDOZA
Mendoza has hundreds of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of my favorite places to stay in Mendoza to fit the needs of budget backpackers and luxury travelers. See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Sheraton Mendoza Hotel
The 5-star Sheraton Hotel in Mendoza features a top-floor restaurant with 360-degree views of the city and Andes mountain ranges, an indoor swimming pool, health club, free wifi and breakfast is included. The rooms are spacious, modern, stylish and perfect for couples wishing to stretch their budget a little.
Mid Range: Argentino Hotel
Centrally located, this 3-star hotel features a swimming pool, outdoor terrace and restaurant. The rooms are stylish, air-conditioned and free wifi is included. A buffet breakfast is also included for all guests.
Budget: Malbec Hostel Central
If hostels are your jam, then Malbec Central Hostel is your best pick. Close to the city centre, this accommodation features an outdoor pool, modern rooms and free wifi. Choose from either a dorm room, single room, double room, triple room or quadruple room. Perfect for solo travellers, or groups of friends looking for a cheap place to stay.
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MORE CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA TRAVEL GUIDES
If you are planning a trip to Central and South America, be sure to check out my other travel guides below that you might find useful while crafting together your itinerary:
- Mexico: 4 Week Mexico Itinerary
- Guatemala: 2 Week Guatemala Itinerary
- Cuba: 10 Day Cuba Itinerary
- Peru: Backpacking Peru – 3 Week Itinerary
- Bolivia: Things To Do In Bolivia
- Brazil: 2 Day Rio De Janeiro Itinerary
- Argentina: Things To Do In Argentina
- Chile: Things To Do In Chile
WHAT TO PACK FOR ARGENTINA
Everyday Backpack: One of the best backpacks on the market! The Nomatic 20L Backpack is perfect for on the go adventures. Featuring multiple storage spaces for valuables, drink bottles, chargers, notebooks and more. This sleek backpack was designed for you.
Universal Power Adapter: Don’t leave home without one! I highly recommend getting this Universal Power Adapter so that you are able to charge all of your electronics when you’re on the road. Compatible in Asia, UK, Europe, Africa, USA, SA and Australia.
Hidden Money Belt: I never go on a trip without one! The best thing is they are always out of sight, hidden beneath your clothing. With RFID blocking, they are perfectly designed to keep your credit cards, cash and other valuables safe when you’re out adventuring!
Waterproof Phone Case: A waterproof phone case is a must-have item! This universal case will keep your phone safe from water damage, sand and scratches during your adventures. Suitable for all smartphone models.
Portable Charger: One of the best portable chargers on the market! The Anker Power Bank keeps your phone and accessories charged on those longer adventures. Featuring 2 USB charging ports, rechargeable battery, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Oppo and Android.
Microfibre Travel Towel: To pack a towel or not to pack a towel? A standard bathroom towel can take up a lot of space in your travel bag. Get your hands on a quick-dry Microfibre Travel Towel which is perfect for the beach, backpacking, camping and general traveling.
Rain Jacket: A light-weight rain jacket is an absolute must when traveling! North Face waterproof rain jackets come in both men and women sizes, featuring a breathable mesh lining and adjustable hood that can be tucked away inside the collar.
Kindle: The best alternative for books! Kindle e-readers are perfect for long haul flights, reading on the beach or a quiet evening away from the bars. Kindle’s are waterproof with rechargeable batteries and adjustable light settings to suit indoor/outdoor conditions.
Packing Cubes: My favorite item in my backpack! Perfect for organizing your shirts, pants, jackets, socks, underwear and more. This 5 Set Packing Cubes makes packing easier and more efficient, adding extra space in your bag for your next trip.
Activated Charcoal Tablets: Want to avoid food poisoning? Most of us have been a victim of travelers diarrhea from eating street food. Organic Activated Charcoal Tablets are fast-acting and will rid your system of the bad bacteria that causes stomach upset.
MY CAMERA GEAR
Everyday Camera: The most affordable mirrorless camera on the market! I personally use the Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera on all of my adventures. It’s compact, lightweight and super easy to use for all levels of photography. A 28-70mm Sony lens is also included.
Drone Camera: Take your photography to new heights! The DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone is at the top of the game when it comes to high-quality images and video, easy to control functions and traveler-friendly capabilities. I guarantee you won’t regret purchasing one.
GoPro Hero 8: One of the most popular cameras on the planet! I love using the GoPro Hero 8 for all of my underwater shots and fast-paced adventures. The GoPro Hero 8 captures the best moments with its wide range of functions that are very simple to use!
Camera Bag: My favorite camera bag I have ever owned! The Lowepro Protactic 450 AW II Camera Bag features a waterproof rain cover, drink bottle holder, padded compartments for cameras, drones, lenses, accessories and it also has a laptop pocket.
Selfie Stick: Everyone loves a good selfie, right!? The Sandmarc Metal Edition Selfie Stick is sleek, stylish and can extend to 1.2m. I find it much easier to take photos and videos with the GoPro when it is mounted to the Sandmarc Selfie Stick!
Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.
GoPro Dome: Have you ever wanted to capture those under/over water shots with the GoPro? This epic underwater GoPro dome housing is the best camera accessory to have to create the perfect 50/50 shot. I use mine every time I am in the ocean!
Memory Card: The best thing about SanDisk Extreme Pro is that it delivers maximum speed for images and videos. Having 64GB of storage means that you can store hundreds of files on this SD card for 2-3 days and not have to worry about running out of space.
External Hard Drive: As a photographer, my images and video files take up a lot of space on my MacBook so I use the WD Elements External Hard Drive to store everything. With 4TB worth of storage space, this is more than enough for 1 years worth of content.
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FINAL THOUGHTS OF MENDOZA WINE TOUR
Thanks for reading this article and if you have any questions at all about the Mendoza Wine Tour, please leave me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Happy wine tasting!
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