Friday, November 9, 2012

Argentina's Wine Country

Mendoza, Argentina

In recent years, Argentina has begun to make a name for itself in the wine community.  The old favorites, France, Germany, Spain and the U.S. are still top producers, but South America is bringing to the table a number of fabulous and substantial wines that are quickly becoming a favorite among many wine enthusiasts.  The center of this craze is the city of Mendoza.  Known as Argentina's wine country, it also plays a significant roll in tourism.  The ancient European settlers may have introduced the art of winemaking to the Argentinian people, but today they are truly making it their own. 
Vineyard in Mendoza Region
The grapes of the area are unique and help to create a signature taste for the wine of the region.  Torrontes, Semillon, Syrah, Tempranillo are all popular types, but Argentina's signature grape is Malbec.  Heading here you may want to familiarize yourself with the famed grapes, or you can come ready to taste and learn, either way you won't be disappointed.  Once you arrive you will find that Mendoza is home to more than a thousand wineries.  Most welcome tourists to get up close and personal with the wine making process and love to share their secrets, philosophies and a even a glass of wine.  With most tours being free of charge, the winery owners hope that you will spend your money on some wine to bring home to share with your friends.  Tasting rooms can be found in the city where you can relish the lovely bouquet and learn the subtle or obvious differences of the Argentinian wines.
Although wine is the major draw for Mendoza, the city does find many adventure seekers heading to this thrilling city to experience some heart-pounding excitement.  Here you can find world-class hiking, biking, and fishing, as well as rafting, skiing and horseback riding.  With so much activity offered within a short drive from the downtown area, it is easy to see why travelers seeking stimulating excursions would find Mendoza attractive.  Go hiking one day and stroll through a vineyard the next, inspiration for action packed days and wine filled nights can be found in Mendoza.
Park Hyatt Mendoza
The sophistication of the wine is matched only by the elegance of the Park Hyatt Mendoza Hotel.  This 19th century Spanish colonial has been restored to showcase an alluring interior and an enchanting exterior.  Nestled in the heart of the metro area, Park Hyatt is the perfect distance to the airport, vineyards and ski resorts.  Select a room with an unforgettable view of the Andes and get ready to relax.  Head to the Kuau Club and Spa to find the perfect spot to rest and improve your personal well-being.  Because Mendoza's culture is so richly steeped in wine and grapes, the spa menu displays several treatments that have incorporated this regional specialty.  Once you're relaxed, head to the on-site casino and try your luck at one of the 22 gaming tables.  When hunger strikes, this resort is ready to feed your soul.  Divine restaurants and lounges are located on the premises and promise delectable meals paired with, of course, some fantastic wine.  Book your stay at Park Hyatt Mendoza through WhatAHotel! and receive complimentary perks that will set us apart from the other online travel sites.  Rest assured that your stay in Mendoza will be remarkable.
Mendoza is the center of the wine universe in Argentina, and the wine that is produced in this area is absolutely amazing.  People can have an infatuation with wine and travelers love to journey to a destination where it is created and admired.  As somebody once said, "Life is too short to drink bad wine."  Come to Mendoza, Argentina and be prepared to taste some unbelievable vino!

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