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June 27, 2008

Mendoza: Wine Capital of Argentina with

Mendoza: Wine Capital of Argentina

Nestled against the eastern slopes of the Andes in Argentina’s center-west region, Mendoza is perfectly situated for viticulture.  Over seventy percent of Argentina’s wines are produced in this region. Its dozens of wineries have developed award-winning labels of Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Chardonnay.  Many of these wineries can be visited from charming country lodges and chateaus.

Mendoza’s climate is enjoyable year-round, characterized by sunny skies. Guests arrive from December to March to climb Mt. Aconcagua (South America’s highest peak), in early March for the National Festival of Vintage, and from June to September for the busy winter ski season. Visitors also enjoy horseback riding, hiking and whitewater rafting the in Andes. Within the city of Mendoza, you’ll find elegant hotels and shops, fine restaurants and beautiful parks.

Visits to this region are easily combined with trips to Buenos Aires (an hour and a half by air) and Santiago de Chile (a 45-minute flight). PanAmerican Travel Services designs customized vacations to this region and all other parts of South America.

“You need not hang up the ivy branch over the wine that will sell.” – Publius Syrius

JESS Kalinowsky will make your First Class, Business Class or Coach air travel reservations from your hometown to South America, and your pre and post tour or cruise hotel arrangments.

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