Board your air-conditioned minivan at your centrally located Mendoza hotel and set off for the wine country. Arrive in Luján de Cuyo, in the upper Mendoza Valley, where chardonnay, malbec and cabernet sauvignon grapes all thrive at the 3,820-foot (1,000-meter) elevation. Your fascinating day of Mendoza wine tours begins here.
Meet a staff member at your first Mendoza winery for a tour that includes the winery's history and architecture. Enjoy your first Mendoza wine tasting of the day while hearing about the winemaking process and some notes on how to taste and appreciate different varietals.
Climb back aboard your minivan for the additional wine tours, enjoying the sights of the Mendoza vineyards shaded by the distant Andes on the way. At each winery, including Tempus Alba, Altavista and Luigi Bosca, you will learn the particulars of the different histories and methods involved in their varied approaches to winemaking.
Stop at the Pasrai Olive Oil Factory for a tasting of a different type before settling down to a shady picnic lunch in a peaceful outdoor setting. Your wine-tasting day ends with drop-off at your Mendoza hotel.