Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Wine Tasting in Argentina

No country in South America is known for their wine like Argentina is. In the more distant past, touring the vineyards and sampling the goods was rather difficult, and often extremely expensive to do, so it remained a rare luxury. As the major metropolitan area of Buenos Aires is the main tourist draw, and with adventurers trekking the majestic wilderness areas of Patagonia and Iguazu Falls, the wine country remained overlooked for most travelers, with no tours venturing in that direction. While other parts of the world boast their vineyards and wineries as indulgent tourist attractions, Argentina is only now beginning to embark on this type of venture.
When it comes to wine in Argentina, Mendoza is the place to be. Not a conventional tourist destination, you can experience the culture here in a way that is not marred by many outside influences. And while many traditions here have remained through generations, modernity is completely embraced, and the pace is exciting. The Valle de Uco is Mendoza’s high altitude region. There are quite a few wineries located here, and all take advantage of the fantastic conditions that produce excellent wines, especially the malbecs. These estates blend technology with tradition, and it is definitely worth a visit to see how their grapes go from vine to the table.
 Lujan de Cuyo is located south of Mendoza, and this region produces the finest Malbec wines. Visitng the Tapiz, Ruca Malen, and Achaval Ferrer wineries is absolutely necessary, as they are Argentina’s premier wines.
For the best accommodations, you have options in both Mendoza and Buenos Aires. Either way, by booking with us, you will unquestionably be pleased by our Exclusive Complimentary Perks. If you opt to spend your entire stay in Mendoza, the Park Hyatt will fulfill every need you may have. Gorgeous 19th century architecture, yet situated amidst the financial and banking district of Mendoza’s lively downtown, you will have access to the best of both worlds here. A mere 15 minutes outside of the vineyards, you will be able to experience the countryside as well as the city on any given day. This hotel also features fantastic amenities that will certainly add to the enjoyment of your trip. After a day spent touring the vineyards, unwind in the luxurious spa. For cravings of excitement, the thrilling casino will definitely have you covered. If you are planning only a quick visit through the wine country, and plan to stay in Buenos Aires, there is nowhere better to lodge than at the Four Seasons. More like an elegant French mansion, this beautiful hotel provides easy access to everything cultural that Argentina can offer. A quick hop from great shopping, excellent dining, fun nightlife and banking centers, you will be right in the thick of all the action.
For something different in the Southern hemisphere, touring Argentina’s wine country makes for an amazing trip. For connoisseurs and novices alike, it doesn’t get any better than experiencing Argentina’s wines firsthand, straight from the source. 

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