Lunch or Dinner at Urban ~ O. Fournier Winery ~ Uco Valley

Pairing Wine and Mountains in the Uco Valley

O. Fournier Winery-Uco Valley/Eddy Ancinas

O. Fournier Winery-Uco Valley/Eddy Ancinas

After a scenic drive from Mendoza to the Uco Valley, a tour in this ultra-modern winery takes you from grape to glass-several glasses, actually-,

Argentine Beef & Watercress/EddyAncinas

Argentine Beef & Watercress

each paired with seven small ,

Grapefruit Avocado Salad/EddyAncinas

Grapefruit Avocado Salad

but significant servings while you gaze across the pond and the vineyards to the Andean foothills.

Nadia Ortega, wife of the owner is the award-winning chef.

Lunch at Ruca Malen

An Intimate and Innovative Restaurant on Pan AM Highway

Lunch at Ruca Winery/E. Ancinas

Lunch at Ruca Winery/E. Ancinas

Tastings and private lunches are held on the top floor overlooking vineyards and the Pan American Highway that crosses the Andes to Chile.

Wild mushroom ragout with carmelized onions is a snack to swoon for, and Malbec & chocolate were made to marry.

Nearby wineries: Septima, Decero, Dominio del Plata (Susana Balbo), Terrazas

Lunch at the Vineyard ~ Zuccardi Winery ~ Mendoza

La Casa del Visitante ~

Casa del Visitante Bodega Zuccardi ~ Mendoza / E.Ancinas

Casa del Visitante Bodega Zuccardi ~ Mendoza / E.Ancinas

The restaurant in the vineyard adjacent to the Familia Zuccardi Winery serves grilled veggies from the garden and empanadas from a clay oven.

Clay Oven/Eddy Ancinas

Clay Oven/Eddy Ancinas

In Feb and March, guests are invited to join the harvest, followed by a wine-tasting lunch.

Open M-S 10-4

Lunch in the Vineyard ~ Norton Winery

LA VID at Norton Winery

La Vid ~ Norton Winery ~ Mendoza/EddyAncinas

La Vid ~ Norton Winery ~ Mendoza | Photo: Eddy Ancinas

Six appetizers, six main courses and six desserts are paired with six of Norton’s many varietals and blends in a cool, contemporary atmosphere.

Homemade bread with cheeses and cold cuts are enough for a light lunch. There’s even a children’s menu!

Open Mon-Sat  10-6

Nearby wineries


Septima Decero

Vistalba Wine Bar at Carlos Pulenta’s Winery

Vistalba Wine Bar (open January 2015) and Bodega in Mendoza, Argentina’s Wine Country


La Posada (Inn) at Carlos Pulenta Winery/Eddy Ancinas

La Posada (Inn) at Carlos Pulenta Winery/Eddy Ancinas

After a tour of the Bodega, sip and savor Carlos Pulenta’s fine wines paired with ingredients from their organic garden. Small plates, cheese plates, trout, mushroom soufflí©, salads, sandwiches, and of course—Empanadas Mendocinos! Fresh fruits and chocolate for dessert.                             Open Tues-Sat, 9-6

30 minutes south of Mendoza


Nearby wineries:


El Lagar Carmelo Patti


Nieto y Senetiner

Tupungato Divino-A Small Hotel in Argentina’s Uco Valley

There’s a small hotel….

Tupungato Divino Hotel in Mendoza, Argentina | Photo: Eddy Ancinas

Tupungato Divino Hotel in Mendoza, Argentina | Photo: Eddy Ancinas


High on a slope overlooking the Uco Valley, this may be the closest thing to sleeping in the middle of a vineyard-with all the comfort and conveniences that the owner/architect can provide.

Don’t miss: the under-water view of the wine cellar.

After you’ve toured the nearby bodegas (Atamisque, Andeluna, Altus, Salentein), enjoy lunch under the thatch roof by the pool, or in the cozy wine-bar/restaurant. Fresh ingredients from the garden complement an imaginative array of appetizers-mini-brochettes, quesadillas-main course changes daily, dessert might be fresh srawberries on a cookie, creme brulee or lemon mousse.

There are only two rooms–

-so after a siesta and a stroll in the vineyards, you’ll find bread, cold cuts and cheeses delivered on a tray to your room–and a fire in the fireplace.

Nearest town: Tupungato (10 minutes) 1 hr south of Mendoza

Closed Tuesdays

Nearby Wineries