Mendoza wineries to visit in the Uco Valley

Ramiro Rodriguez
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Wineries in Mendoza

In my last article, I presented the area of Lujan de Cuyo as one of the most important places where you can go and visit different wineries and vineyards. You can see my article here:

Wineries to visit in Lujan de Cuyo

But it´s the time for Valle del Uco, another great place in the wine country.

 

Wineries to visit in the Uco Valley

Located the furthest away from the city, about a 75-minute drive, Valle de Uco is the newest wine region in the area and is also one of the highest-altitude wine regions in the world, having some of its vines planted 4,000 feet above sea level. It’s a longer journey to get there, but very rewarding, not only for the world-class wine but the amazing views, awesome landscape, and incredible modern architecture.

 

Salentein Winery

Salentein is a unique place, was built in the shape of a cross as a symbol of the area’s religious roots and to increase production in the winery, both of which you’ll learn about on the tour. There are no better views of mountains and vineyards to be found in all of Mendoza. It is just an amazing stunning area, and the winery fits right into the middle of the vineyards. It is located at 4,000 ft in elevation, which in combination with the terroir, gives a unique expression to the wines. Along with the fantastic views from the property and the stunning cellar that can house up to 5,000 barrels, Salentein also houses a gallery with exclusive collections of Argentine art and a restaurant where you enjoy the local gastronomy.

No doubt, Salentein is a must-see in the Uco Valley.

 

 

Andeluna

Andeluna Cellars winery and vineyards are situated along the Andes Mountains, over 4,200 feet above sea level. Tour the state-of-the-art facilities before enjoying a glass of wine at the tasting bar, or a special tasting of their Reserve, Limited Reserve, and Grand Reserve wines in the wine cellar. They have a great restaurant that serves a great quality of dishes.

 

 

 

Casa de Uco

The combination of altitude at 1250 meters above sea level, a semi-desert climate with 300 days of annual sunshine, hot days and cool nights, alluvial soil with excellent drainage, and the purest aquifer in the region that flows freely to irrigate the vineyards of Casa de Uco, result in the ideal conditions to reproduce the expression of the Valley in each bottle. This is a great place to visit and may be to stay. The Casa de Uco offers a wonderful first-class hotel where you can stay and enjoy the unique landscape of the Andes chain and the immensity of the green valley full of vineyards.

 

Other wineries you can visit during your trip in the areas of Uco Valley are: Domain Bousquet, La Azul, Diamandes, Monte Viejo, Solo Contigo, Giiminiz Riili and Super Uco.

 

Wine Tours to visit Mendoza!

We arranged different programs to visit Buenos Aires, Mendoza, and Santiago de Chile, with accommodation in wineries and small hotels to discover the wine country and taste the most delicious local wines. Take a look to some of my favorites: Wine and Adventure in Casa de Uco. Amazing!  Don´t worry, we have more... You can see more here!

 

 

Of course, it´s just a suggested program. We have many available wine tours you can see here!

 

Enjoy wine tours to visit Argentina and Chile

 

 

Experiences among the vineyards

We have some great experiences to enjoy the area. Take a look at some great activities available: Bike & Tasting in Zuccardi Winery, and Be a Winemaker for a day at Norton

 

 

 

 

For more information, just contact us at info@ripioturismo.com 

Thank you!

 

 

Ramiro Rodriguez
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