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Mendoza and the vineyards: Fact file

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What places combine well with Mendoza and the Argentine vineyards?

Cafayate, close to Salta in the northwest, another important wine district (800 km by road); Santiago, Chile, and its nearby wineries; the other side of the Andes on one of the most beautiful crossings, by boat and road.

How do I get to Mendoza and the Argentine vineyards?

A flight from Buenos Aires takes 1hr 50mins.

What are the festivals and cultural and sporting events in Mendoza and the vineyards?

Fiesta de la Vendímia: a huge, extravagant wine festival in Mendoza, first weekend of Mar annually. There’s a carnival atmosphere with folklore concerts, parades and floats.

What's the best time to visit Mendoza and the Argentine vineyards?

Mendoza is a year round destination with plenty of sunshine. Temperatures dip from a high of 30°C to 15°C in winter but most rain falls in summer. The vineyards are stunning when cloaked in the fiery red of their autumn plumage.

What's the official language in Mendoza and the Argentine vineyards?

Spanish.

What's the time difference between Mendoza and the Argentine vineyards and UK?

GMT -3 hours. Sometimes daylight saving is observed in the summer, but this is announced ad hoc on a year-on-year basis.

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