The south west of Valle de Uco, situated in the foothills of the mighty Andes Mountains, features breath-taking scenery and bountiful vineyards that stretch across the vista. The region is peppered with generational farmlands that make use of age-old planting methods. Here, rooted in the pleasures of gourmet fare and great wines, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in authentic Argentinian culture. Keeping in line with the growing industry in the area and the vast landscape, Mendoza promises a treat for every traveller, from rural family-run eateries to internationally recognised celebrity chef restaurants.
Food lovers will delight in learning to cook traditional Argentine cuisine in an authentic, winery kitchen, taught by a qualified chef and winemaker. The family-run winery has a homely feel that’s instantly welcoming and warm, with a troupe of residents and workers. Run by one family for over a century, these wine makers are awash with the knowledge, folklore and history of the region. The winery chef presents guests with delightful, mouth-watering menus that can be recreated in cooking classes on site. Prepare your own deep fried, gold crusted empanadas, learn to carve different cuts of the world famous Argentine beef and try your hand at manning the traditional mud oven. Discover the rich, organic ingredients used in traditional Argentine cookery and marvel at the unique techniques employed to produce delicious fare, effused with the deep flavours of the mountain and the fragrant aromas of its spice, interlaced with the heat of the smoke-lined kitchen.