At the heart of Argentina's wine making industry is Mendoza Province, responsible for a large majority of the major wineries here. Today, this region has emerged as a brilliant wine destination of this country.

Grape varieties: Situated in the eastern foothills of the Andes, vineyards are planted at a height of 1,970–3,610 feet above sea level. The main wine producing areas are Maipú and Luján where the pink-skinned grapes, the Criolla Grande and Cereza, are grown. However, the pride of this region is the Malbec variety, closely followed by Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Tempranillo.

Weather conditions: Mendoza is ideally located for a wine producing region as it is flanked by the Andes range, while also enjoying sea breezes of Chile. Mendoza also enjoys semi-arid desert and a Continental climate. Because this region has four fixed seasons with moderate temperature and eight inches of rainfall, grapes grow well here.

Vineyards: Mendoza has over 144,000 hectares in vineyards, which tourists can discover. Here, in the region's old houses, tourists can soak in the atmosphere, take in the local attractions and feed on fresh fruits and vegetables.

Godoy Cruz, Maipu, Lujan de Cuyo and Guaymallen, San Rafael, San Martin and Santa Rosa, San Carlos and Tupungato are the best-known vineyards in Mendoza and are open to tourists.

For a comprehensive wine tour, it's best to visit Mendoza in March when the Harvest Annual Party is held and over 20,000 people attend it.