Cuisine And Wine of Mendoza

Around the world, Argentina is known for its grilled beef and steakhouses, a tradition that began in the 19th century when ranchers in the Pampas region roasted meat on a spit and then sliced it off in chunks. But the gastronomy in this South American country has also been influenced for decades by Mediterranean cuisine — including Italian, French, and Spanish — making it a destination for any foodie. From their chimichurri sauces, raviolis, and empanadas to their traditional yerba mate tea, meals here are social events and an important part of daily life.

Experience this love of food in the thriving metropolis of Mendoza, which is situated at the foothills of the Andes mountains. In addition to discovering the cuisine of the city, tour Mendoza’s most popular plazas and statues. The Mendoza province is also known for its wine, particularly Malbec. In the Maipu region, just a few miles from the city, visit some of the country’s oldest vineyards and bodegas for wine tastings. The province is also populated with a number of charming mountain towns, which you can explore during a unique high mountain tour that features stunning natural attractions, such as a natural bridge formed by the Las Cuevas river.

Cuisine And Wine of Mendoza

Around the world, Argentina is known for its grilled beef and steakhouses, a tradition that began in the 19th century when ranchers in the Pampas region roasted meat on a spit and then sliced it off in chunks. But the gastronomy in this South American country has also been influenced for decades by Mediterranean cuisine — including Italian, French, and Spanish — making it a destination for any foodie. From their chimichurri sauces, raviolis, and empanadas to their traditional yerba mate tea, meals here are social events and an important part of daily life.

Experience this love of food in the thriving metropolis of Mendoza, which is situated at the foothills of the Andes mountains. In addition to discovering the cuisine of the city, tour Mendoza’s most popular plazas and statues. The Mendoza province is also known for its wine, particularly Malbec. In the Maipu region, just a few miles from the city, visit some of the country’s oldest vineyards and bodegas for wine tastings. The province is also populated with a number of charming mountain towns, which you can explore during a unique high mountain tour that features stunning natural attractions, such as a natural bridge formed by the Las Cuevas river.


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Exceeded expectations in the personal connections. Our tour guide Cecilia was exceptional in her knowledge of the area and her enthusiasm for Mendoza. She was a fun and a pleasant person as a host. It was wonderful to have a driver, Cintia who was also very enjoyable, as well as a separate tour guide. Cecilia and Cintia were very attentive and always on time. Being picked up and dropped off at the airport made the trip less hectic and stress free. The vineyards that we visited were varied and interesting, a good mix of different places and ambiance. The first cooking class with Maria at Susana Balbo's vineyard was fabulous. Maria was very knowledgeable and we created a nice variety of dishes in a beautiful and well furnished kitchen. The second cooking class at Andeluna Vineyard was minimal but fun. However, the vineyard host/guide was wonderful and the lunch were exceptional. The drive to Aconcagua was long but we liked the variety in the trip. We loved the mountain walk and topped it off with a great lunch. Terrance & Donna, MN

Trip Details

Your 2 cooking classes will explore Argentina’s unique mix of European and South American influences.

  • The first hands-on class will focus of Italian-Argentinian cuisine, including pizza cooked Argentinian-style—on the grill!
  • The second class will be at a local winery and will include the preparation of a complete lunch.


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