Uco Valley, star of enotourism and high-end offers


The Uco Valley is located at the foot of the Andes Mountains, where mountains and beautiful landscapes seduce both domestic and foreign tourists, who visit this area ideal for adventure tourism, nature and high-end services, as well as to experience the typical flavors and aromas of high altitude wines.
Each wine, each winery, each plot has its own reason and history. Visiting Valle de Uco Valley, star of wine tourism in the Argentine province of Mendoza, is an experience that will fill the taste and other senses of the traveler when arriving at this destination, where the vineyards cut out against the mountains represent a beautiful postcard presentation.

Tunuyán ( Photo Visit Argentina)

The distance between Buenos Aires and Valle de Uco by road is 1136.9 km, approximately 12 hours driving, so the fastest and most comfortable way to get there is by a flight from the Argentine capital to Mendoza Airport.
Arriving there by the mythical Route 40 of the great tourist portal that runs through it, admiring the vineyards, visiting the family and artisan wineries, as well as others that are among the most modern and lavish in the world built by renowned domestic and foreign investors, is an experience that will leave unforgettable memories.
At the same time that you learn details of the winemaking process, you can do a tasting and feel the aroma and the delight that enhances the palate when savoring it.
If you plan to travel to this destination to enjoy wine tourism, it is appropriate that you define if you will do it through a travel agency or in the wine bus, in that case the wineries to visit are already defined in advance, but if the tour is on your own it will be important to know that there are wineries that are part of the traditional circuits which are very easy to reach and others more distant as Finca La Celia, Bodegas Fournier or Zuccardi Piedra Infinita.
It is undoubtedly interesting to visit the latter, as it has been selected as the best winery in the world in 2019 and 2020 by The World's Best Vineyards.


bodegas Zuccardi, Uco Valley ( Photo Visit Argentina)

Bodegas  Zuccardi Piedra Infinita (Photo Visit Argentina)

Other recommended wineries are Andeluna, DiamAndes, Monteviejo and The Vines, where Francis Mallman's famous restaurant called "Siete Fuegos" is located.
It is worth remembering that since the end of the 19th century this region has grown around fruit growing as its main activity, which generates vine production, the star of this area, with the production of wines of all types and of the highest quality as an associated industry.
The cold climate, extreme temperature differences between day and night, the high altitude and the soils that enjoy the hydration favored by numerous fresh melting streams that irrigate the fertile land, stand out as factors that influence its definition as a unique and privileged place for the cultivation of the vine.
The Semillon and Malbec grape varieties stand out in this region, which have unequalled quality results for the production of wines quoted worldwide.
There are varieties such as Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. But also Malbec wines with very floral notes, fresh and firm tannins. This region produces wines with great natural acidity and very good aging potential.
In this jewel of Mendoza, wine tourism has managed to establish itself as a very marked segment, high-end, with a good flow of tourists who enjoy, in addition to the traditional Harvest Festival, a hotel infrastructure that guarantees extra comfort and a happy stay with five-star hotels linked to the wineries through rooms nestled in the middle of the vineyards, among other offers.
In Uco Valley you can enjoy adventure tourism, religious, cultural, rural, nature and the Wine Roads, which are undoubtedly a very attractive proposal in which gourmet cuisine is combined with the offer of renowned wines and themed accommodations that together ensure a lovely stay.
Among the suggestions is La Casa de Uco Vineyards & Wine Hotel, located on the road to Manzano Histórico, in Tunuyán, of 320 hectares with extensive vineyards and a lake. It has seven rooms and nine suites, in a climate of privacy and exceptional comfort.