Mendoza province is located in the central west part of Argentina, by the Andes mountains (a geologically young system uplifted in the Cretaceous and Tertiary periods), and pretty close to Chile.
Its capital bears the same name and was founded in 1560 by Pedro del Castillo.
The region payed an important role in the war of independence against Spain.
It was there where general Jose de San Martin recruited and trained the army that gave freedom to Chile and Peru as well.
It's also home of the highest summit in the Western Hemisphere: mount Aconcagua (6.962 m). The name Aconcagua comes from the Quechua "Akon-ka-agua", which means "Centinel of Rock".
Mendoza province is synonymous of peace and welfare, exellent wines and the friendliest of people. A paradise for outdoor living, recreation and adventure. So if you love nature you've come to the right place, because there's lots to do here...
Mendoza province is the first and foremost wine producer in Argentina. It has 1.221 bodegas (wineries) and the grape variety is immense...
The first wine was produced in 1554, so they know a thing or two about it. Try to visit it in March, for the Wine Harvest Festival (Fiesta Nacional de la Vendimia), with the crowning of Reina Nacional de la Vendimia.
In your next visit to Argentina you shouldn't miss Mendoza, particularly these locations...
Parque Provincial Aconcagua
Puente del Inca
Argentina is not only famous by its beef and tango, try also the wines, you'll find them superb. After all, who wouldn't enjoy a steak accompanied with a glass of red wine?...
How to Get There:
If you are in Buenos Aires, Argentina, your best bet is to take a plane. Aerolineas Argentinas or Southern Winds will get you there from Aeroparque.