Bodega Ruca Malen, Lujan de Cuyo

4.5
#1 of 115 in Wineries in Argentina
Winery / Vineyard Food & Drink
French-owned Bodega Ruca Malen draws visitors with its famous five-course lunches paired with full-bodied red wines with cherry-plum notes and a spicy finish. Take a tour of the vineyards and the well-designed orange brick building, or just have lunch in the posh and generous atmosphere of the restaurant with panoramic views. Try cured meat with cacao powder, apples with burrata (a fresh Italian creamy cheese), or choose something from the vegetarian menu. Note that the cost of the tour is discounted if you buy a bottle of wine. Make reservations in advance. To visit Bodega Ruca Malen and other attractions in Mendoza, use our Mendoza itinerary planner.
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  • The beauty of a trip to Mendoza's wine Giants merge, large, medium and small (the latter often referred to as boutique). All are different and a full tour to another. The Ruca Malen is a medium-sized Winery, beautiful, with a visit well honest. The tasting is quite correct, though wines have pleased both our palates (we were a small group of 5 people). We like and recommend.
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  • Offer advertising. A great menu. Even when you don't like something, if you value the unusual, the beauty or the gall. Great choice.
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  • For those who like to experience gatroenologas is the location, lunch is served by steps in an incredible setting with visa to the Cordillera, is worth the visit and the dishes, and of course the wines, the Winery is modern and exquisite production.
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  • The best restaurant I've tasted in Argentina! Everything was so good, the service was great, the presentation of the dishes as well was awesome! Incredible!!
  • What an amazing experience by the foothills of the Andes. Had the prix fixe 5 course menu paired with different wines and it was just surreal. The staff was so nice and knowledgeable. Can't wait to go back!
  • Food was good, great experience with the lunch course, the wines were good but didn't hit great.
  • The prix fixe menu offers a great variety of delicious and beautiful small plates paired with very good wines. The peaceful pastoral landscape and the splendid view of the mountains was a nice bonus. This is a great place to spend the siesta between wine tastings in the Luján de Cuyo.
  • Best Of Wine Tourism Awards 2014 Global Winner Wine Tourism Restaurant Mendoza Ruca Malén was one of the first wineries in Mendoza to develop the tasting menu concept and has positioned itself as one of the most succesful restaurants in wineries in Argentina. Their goal is to express the terroir in each of the elements that make up the experience of having lunch at Ruca Malén, offering the best pairing of wines with the local cuisine.

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Where to stay in Mendoza

As the center of Argentina's wine industry, Mendoza offers plenty of conventional hostel and hotel options, as well as a good selection of short-term apartments for rent. Visitors taking language courses or spending several weeks on the wine route usually snatch these early in the tourist season (which lasts from mid-December to late-February), so it's a good idea to do some research and contact the owners before you arrive. Keep in mind that some of the town's hostels only offer beds to guests signed up for their wine tours.
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