In and Around Mendoza Argentina · June 02, 2008

Mendoza is Argentina´s 2nd largest city and it´s in the west, at the foot of the Andes mountains. It is Argentina´s largest wine producing region and is absolutely beautiful. The views, the boulevards, restaurants, and parks made it a great city to walk in. Sharon asked "when we retire, can we spend a few months here when it´s winter back home?"

The 2nd floor pool at our hotel - drained for Fall
Farmers protests delayed and re-routed our bus several times
The fires were set alongside of the road, protesting an export tax
Farmers nationwide were protesting
More protests
The Andes as seen from the winery we visited
Wine barrel storage
Stainless steel fermentation vats
We had a fabulous lunch at the winery
so good we had to take pictures of it
wine tasting with our group of 30 people who all became friends during the trip
A parilla, or grill, in a restaurant kitchen
Meat placed alongside the grill
Goat meat placed alongside the open grill pit - baaaahh!