Mendoza, a beautiful province of Argentina, has turned from a few years ago in a tourist destination par excellence, both for tourists coming from Latin America and for the world. The place has many advantages, such as a wonderful climate, spectacular scenery, and an excellent tourist infrastructure, product development that local governments have tried to impose with success, to turn Mendoza into the natural preference when we looked for a place that it has everything. The possibilities are many. The visitor can perfectly get lodging in Mendoza City, and thence explore the many corners, backwaters, villas, and small populations scattered throughout the province. The eastern region of Mendoza is one of the most beautiful in the land. The province has plenty of rivers, lakes, tributaries, streams, and springs that lend themselves to all aquatic activities: from sport fishing (trout and salmon are the most sought after specialties), until the trekking, canoeing, rafting, or simply find comfort in one of the many spas of springs that there can be found. One of the most beautiful localities is Maipu.
Its proximity to Mendoza does it form part of the urban complex Gran Mendoza. Among the varied activities in Maipu there are the most outstanding is the production of wines. In fact, Maipu is the first wine producing region of the country. Its climate is particularly propitious for planting vineyards, factor that recognized the first European immigrants who settled in the area. Wine production has become the main activity not only the area, but the province. Maipu is a beautiful place to visit, and internalize the fascinating process of the production of fine wines. One of the places that no visitor should miss is the Museum of wine, at the Bodega La Rural.
There it is possible to know ancient artisanal wine production methods, and appreciate the appliances and utensils used in the process. Part of the machinery located there dates from the year 1895, date on which the winery was founded. Insofar as the various wineries were established, wealthy families who owned them were sumptuous mansions, many of which still remain, constituting places of tourist interest. In general, different wineries tour includes tasting of fine wines. Because of this, those who enjoy gourmet food and fine wines will find that vacations in Mendoza might be the ideal choice.