10 Best Wine Travel Destination 2014: Mendoza, Argentina

Visitor Stories
Typography

By Michael Schachner for Wine Enthusiast Magazine

New hotels, impressive wineries and greatly improved gastronomy prove this mountainous region boasts more than just Malbec.

From the minute you set foot in Mendoza, the Andes burn an indelible mark in your memory bank. Peaks like El Plata and Tupungato, both over 20,000 feet in elevation, sit sentinel over tens of thousands of vineyard acres, creating a postcard visual. Yet, Mendoza is more than just mountains and Malbec. Over the past 15 years, this desert wine region, located some 700 miles west of Buenos Aires, has evolved into a top destination for wine tourism. New hotels, architecturally impressive wineries and.. READ FULL ARTICLE