The Uco Valley is in located in Argentina in the southwest region of Mendoza. It sits along the Tunuyan River and is considered not only one of the top wine regions of Mendoza, but all of Argentina. One of the main attributes to the areas ability to grow amazing grapes perfect for wine is due to its high elevation levels which range from 2,950 to 3,930 feet above sea level. The Uco Valley is not to be missed if you are planning to tour the Argentina Wine Route.
Argentina has nearly 5,000 wineries. It is the largest producer of wine in South America, and the 5th largest producer in the world. Many of these wineries offer vineyard and wine tours as well as have accommodations for tourists onsite or nearby. The wine regions of Argentina encompass several provinces of South America. Of all these regions, the Cuyo region is the most developed of them and consists of Mendoza, San Juan and San Luis. Mendoza in particular has over 1,000 wineries that spread out over nearly 400,000 acres and attributes to 80% of Argentina’s wine as a whole.
More than one million tourists explore the Argentinian wine route annually. This is due in part to the devaluation of the peso in Argentina since their economic crisis in 2002. It is affordable and budget friendly to tourists from abroad to stay at finer hotels, dine in upscale restaurants as well as tour the wineries as their dollar goes further here. You get more bang for your buck and the wineries are cultivating their offerings because of this. They offer an enthusiastic staff, and also held special musical and arts events. Some of the wineries even offer a variety of small restaurants and hotels on their premises. It’s a wonderful way for you to immerse yourself into the experience. Of course the climate is a plus for tourists as well as the varieties of wine that are grown here due to its proximity to the equator.
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