Mendoza is located at the base of the Andes in western Argentina and is just a stone's throw from the nearby Chilean border, and capital, Santiago. Mendoza is home to over 100 wineries and vineyards, and is fast becoming the epicenter of wine culture in South America. Famous for the rich Malbec and sublime Cabernet, Mendoza wine tours and tastings are the perfect way to discover the next best South American wine, and with many international gourmet restaurants, European styled cafes and boutique hotels, it is no wonder that visitors to Mendoza return year after year.
Besides the viniculture, Mendoza is home to incredibly scenic mountains, including Aconcagua Mountain, the western hemisphere's tallest at 6962 meters (22841 feet). And with a plethora of adventurous activities that are available nearby (including horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing and white water rafting), Mendoza is an outdoor lover´s paradise.