First things first, Mendoza, Argentina is considered, to some, as the Napa Valley of South America. In Mendoza, wineries are called Bodegas. There are so many different ways to take a tour of the different wineries. If you’re on a budget, go for a bike tour. If you have some cash to spread hire a driver and they’ll take you directly to all the wineries, bodegas you want to visit.
Things to know, each bodega’s hours of operation differ, most tours are free or will charge anywhere from $5.00 USD to $15.00 USD. You can purchase great wine at an amazing discount at each of the bodegas so bring cash and credit if you plan on purchasing. Also, getting extremely loud and obnoxiously drunk is frowned upon. Save it, for when you’re back at your hotel or hostel. The driver’s who offer tours know all the good spots and have tons of information but if there’s a place you have your heart set on, let them know. The wine scene is always changing in Mendoza so the tour guides are always welcomed to visitors who have inside information. You can make reservations for lunch at one of the bodegas, but most don’t offer food, so if you’re going to be drinking make sure to bring a snack with you or stop somewhere to grab a quick bite so you can keep going the rest of the day.
Below are pictures from to of the more popular bodegas in Mendoza that I visited while there. I’ve posted links to their websites below if you want to check out their info some more.