The global network Great Wine Capitals awarded the best wine tourism alternatives in Mendoza. WineSur provides readers with all the winners.
The world of wine has gone beyond the boundaries of the winery and is now linked to other activities like polo. An increasing number of wineries boast their own polo fields now or are sponsoring a team.
Due to its natural attractions and the quality of its services, the province won a place within the ranking of the prestigious magazine Travel + Leisure. National Geographic also included it among the top of the world.
With the aim of receiving visitors, the winery has performed an important Tourism Center as a development strategy. It will receive people from all over the country and the world.
Long weekends are eagerly awaited by wineries in Mendoza. This time, in honor of the Argentinian Bicentennial, many of them offered special festive menus, tours and activities. Here are some of the alternatives offered by the local wineries.
A new tendency has emerged among the wineries that are far from high-consumption areas, which consists in creating spaces that are exclusively devoted to the enjoyment of wine. In this interview, Ana Viola comments on “Experiencia del Fin del Mundo,” a new concept developed by Bodega del Fin del Mundo which has materialized into an off-site facility in Palermo, Buenos Aires.
On Friday April 23, the winery bus’ first tour set out from Mendoza towards the Uco Valley area. This venture, developed by Bodegas de Argentina and Andesmar, seeks to give visitors the chance to enjoy new wine and tourism experiences.
In the Sunday edition of January 10th, The New York Times, the prestigious newspaper from the United States, recommended Bodega del Fin del Mundo as the second of 31 places worth visiting during 2010, the first being Sri Lanka. The Patagonia, with its wines and wineries, is the only Argentinian destination included by the famous newspaper within its top recommendations.
In an article published by The Washington Post last 3rd January, the journalist Erica Johnston recommends exploring Malbec wines and vineyards in Mendoza, which “has become one of the world`s foremost wine regions.”
This data was provided by the third report of “Turismo Vitivinícola de Argentina 2008″ (2008 Argentinian Wine Tourism) carried out by Bodegas de Argentina. Besides, according to the research, the growth from 2004 to 2008 was of 142%. In this article WineSur provides readers with the most relevant data about wine tourism in the country.