Nestled in the southern heart of Mendoza Province along the scenic Argentine Wine Route is the city of San Rafael, which boasts the most breathtaking views in the region. Often described as a place that suits all needs, San Rafael is a center of distinction offering sidewalk cafés, tree-lined boulevards, green spaces, vineyards and wineries, museums, and a number of resorts and lodges.
Algodon Wine Estates' family friendly atmosphere and location makes for a remarkable holiday destination. With the Sierra Pintada and Andes Mountains as its backdrop, our property lies in close proximity to some of Argentina’s most exciting tourist attractions including the Rio Atuel, the Rio Diamante, Valle Grande, and one of South America's greatest ski resorts, Las Leñas. Our estate also features easy access to exciting local activities that include whitewater rafting, camping, horseback riding, hiking, mineral baths, rock climbing, recreational fishing and a host of other adventures for thrill seekers, explorers and day-trippers.
Canon Del Atuel
Born in the Andes, the Atuel River is the longest river in Mendoza. The river canyon is a major tourist attraction, offering whitewater rafting, canoeing, hiking, rock climbing and many other recreational activities.
Los Reyunos Dam
Los Reyunos Dam is an embankment dam on the Diamante River, used to generate hydroelectricity. The picturesque reservoir allows for sport fishing and activities such as swimming, windsurfing, canoeing and much more.
Local Wineries to Visit
San Rafael is home to many family wineries that can boast 3 generations still actively working to produce their wines. The area also has several new wineries. Nearly all offer wine tours and tastings, and reservations are strongly advised.
Local Outdoor Adventures
Exciting local activities include exploring Argentina’s extraordinary wine route, horseback riding, hiking, mountain climbing and biking, four-wheeling, zip lining, mineral baths, and a host of other adventures for thrill seekers and explorers.
Known worldwide for its quality slopes, Las Leñas provides the best skiing in Argentina, and arguably the best skiing in all of South America, serving as the summer choice of the U.S., French, and Swiss Olympic ski teams.
Local Sightseeing Tours
San Rafael also boasts some of the region's most breathtaking scenery and with over 330 days of annual sunshine, its unique landscape and semi-arid, mild climate attracts a wealth of tourism.