Mendoza province, one of the several G20 meeting venues, is best known for its perfect wine-growing climate, its exquisite Malbec wines, breathtaking Andean landscapes and slightly tipsy tourists.
Mendoza produces 70% of Argentina’s wine and more than 80% of Argentina’s wine exports, and is a major tourist centre, attracting learned and less-learned wine enthusiasts alike.
- Population: 1.9 million
- Area: 148,827 km²
- Capital: Mendoza
- Top export: Wine
Over 130 wineries (known as bodegas) in Mendoza are open to the public for special tours and tasting experiences, some with guest houses for overnight stays, others with art galleries or stables for a gentle trot through the vineyards.
The Uco Valley, to the south-west of the city of Mendoza, is an up and coming region for young avant-garde wineries boasting top restaurants.
Las Leñas is one of Argentina’s largest ski resorts.
Mount Aconcagua is the highest peak in the Americas at nearly 7,000 metres.