Mendoza is a town in the middle of one of Argentina's most famous wine regions - in particular it is known for its Malbec, however there are plenty of other varieties produced too.
The wineries are easily reached by public transport - although there are plenty of overpriced tours available too.
There are two main areas with accessible wineries: Maipú and Coquimbito.
A tram ride to the end of the line gets you to Maipú and the Bodega Lopez is around 300 metres from the station.
Stainless steel fermentation tanks
Oak barrels for ageing the wine
The big oak casks are for the Malbec
Another delicious Argentinean steak
The other region that is easily reachable from Mendoza is Coquimbito. The No.10 172 or 173 collectivo both go to Coquimbito from Mendoza.
The best way of getting around Coquimbito is by pushbike and the town has built a 2km bike track along the main road to enable tourists to travel easily (and reasonably safely) to the wineries that are on side roads off the main Street.
There are many excellent boutique wineries along the route offering tastings and several larger wineries including the famous Trapiche winery.
The restored winery building
As with Bodega Lopez, the tour gives the history of the winery and explains the production.
The Trapiche barrel room - with two concrete fermentation casks in the foreground
View from the terrace
Stopping for a quiet Pale Ale
In addition to the wine, Mendoza offers some other pursuits around the city to give a break from all the wine.
Parque General San Martín is a huge park and recreation area just on the outskirts of the city.
The ornate park gates
The lake in Parque General San Martín
The monument to the Army of the Andes
From the top there are also several lookouts over the city of Mendoza.
Mendoza from Cerro de la Gloria
Mendoza with the foothills of the Andes in the distance
The view towards the Andes