A scenic country with three main wine producing regions, Mendoza, Patagonia and Salta. The influence of the Andes mountains can not be underestimated in any of them. Supplying a water source that is unrivalled and a temperate climate to offset the intense heat that can be experienced in Argentina. Malbec has found its home in Argentina, quite rightly so, but we are also seeing some fantastic wines from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Torrontes. Keep an eye out for wines from Domaine Bousquet which are in our opinion some of the best value for money wines any where in the world. As well as being organically grown and vegan friendly.
Argentinan Wine Regions
The City of Mendoza is situated in the foothills of the Andes and is renowned for it's production of olive oil and Argentinian wines. Most quality wines come from the high altitude regions of Lujan de Cuyo and Uco Valley. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Bonarda, Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc are all grape varieties that thrive in the semi arid/continental climate of Mendoza.
Cafayate is a wine producing region in North-West Argentina. Located in the Province of Salta. Possibly the highest altitude wine producing region in the world (3000 metres above sea level) and perfect for the production of super fresh Torrontes and Malbec.
Patagonia is South America's southernmost wine producing region. Stretching 300 kilometres along the Rio Negro and Nequen rivers. The desert region with a cool, dry climate is best suited to producing slightly more elegant styles of Argentina wines and is emerging as a fantastic area for Pinot Noir. You have to try Rio del Elorza Tacito Pinot Noir if you are a fan of high quality Pinot Noir.