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Mendoza Argentina Wine Pictures

| by Jason | 16 Comments » | Argentina, Photo Essays, South America

Mendoza Wine Pictures

One of the most popular wine regions to visit in Mendoza, Argentina is Maipu.  Maipu is easily accessible from Mendoza by local bus or your own transportation.  The entire Mendoza wine region is most known throughout the world for it’s Malbec wines.  Experience the thin skinned grapes in a variety of vineyards serving the intense red Malbec wines.  The greatest reward for tasting wines in the Mendoza region is the dramatic landscape featuring the Andes (Los Andes) Mountains and high plains.

This compilation of Mendoza wine travel pictures was taken during our visit to the Maipu wine region in 2024. (more…)

Mendoza Wine Country

| by Jason | 7 Comments » | Argentina, South America

Vines of Mendoza

Wine Tasting at Vines of Mendoza

Yes, while in Argentina we visited the home of the world renowned Malbec wines of Mendoza.  No, we didn’t think it was awesome, but we aren’t wine connoisseurs either.  Once we promoted that we were visiting Argentina, our friends and family immediately asked, “Are you going to visit Mendoza?”  At first, we didn’t think it was going to fit into our route, but after our friend Kevin from home arrived to spend 2 weeks with us, things changed.

The The Mendoza wine region is situated at the foothills of the Andes Mountains on high plains.  The consistent weather, mountain water runoff and extreme high and low temperatures provide the ultimate environment for growing vines at an amazingly high altitude.  The natural, cold mountain water is irrigated to create a fixed and consistent watering system for the grapes.  It rarely rains, so they don’t incur flooding.  The extreme temperature change between night day builds a thick skin on the grapes.  But, best of all, its cheap and fruity delicious! (more…)

Photo of the Day: A Parrot On A Fence in Cafayate

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While driving through the wineries in Cafayate, Argentina parrots, or possibly parakeets, swarmed the pampas.  The plains seem to be the perfect nesting grounds for these loud groups of quick moving birds.  When they fly through the sky, turquoise colored wings glow against their bright green bodies.  This particular bird stood still long enough for us to capture a beautiful landscape with it as the star.

Parrot from Argentina

A Parrot Sits on a Fence Post at a Winery in Cafayate

Photo of the Day: Making Wine In Mendoza

| by Aracely | 2 Comments » | Photo of the Day

Most wine tours booked out of Mendoza, Argentina explore wineries in Maipú, 16 kilometers from downtown Mendoza.  A wine museum is a wonderful point of interest in Maipú.   The museum contains giant old barrels, traditional wine making tools and actual wine making on the premises.

Mendoza Wine Pictures

Grapes Being Separated From the Stems for Crushing

Photo of the Day: Vineyards Of Cafayate Argentina

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This week we will bring to you pictures of our drive through Northern Argentina.

The pictures below are of vineyards located just a couple of miles south of Cafayate.  Scroll down for an alternative view.

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Eckhardt Vineyards Of Cafayate, Northern Argentina

Photo of the Day: Perfect Mendoza Wine Grapes

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This photo was taken at The Wine Museum in Maipu, near Mendoza, Argentina.  Most wineries are actually not in the town of Mendoza, but in Maipu, which is a 40 minutes bus ride from the city.  Here you can rent a bike for about $7 USD for the day and ride to as many wineries as you can.  Most wineries do have an entry fee of about $3-$5 USD which would include a tour and tasting.

Wine Grapes in Mendoza Argentina

Wine Grapes in Mendoza Vineyard