Argentina has the world’s largest geographical range of vineyards of any major wine producing country, stretching from the 22nd to 42nd southern parallels. These extensive latitudes and their different terroirs produce a wine variety of grapes and styles.
Cafayate, Salta boasts the highest vineyards in the world (2,000+ meters above sea level) which produce very concentrated wines. Salta is famous for Torrontés, powerful Malbec, and great Tannat. 5,500 acres of vineyards.
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Famatima Valley, in the province of La Rioja, produces excellent Torrontés. 19,000 acres of vineyards.
San Juan is Argentina’s second largest wine producing province, with 93,000 acres of vineyards in production. San Juan is composed of the valleys of Zonda, Tulum, Ullum, and Perdernal, and is famous for its Syrahs.
Mendoza accounts for 75% of Argentina’s wine production (380,000 acres), and with many very diverse climates and terroirs, can almost be considered a country in and of itself.
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Located in the southernmost part of Argentina and formed by several provinces, of which Rio Negro and Neuquén are great fruit producers. In this exciting “last frontier” terroir, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Merlot have found an exceptional place given the cooler climate. Also Malbec expresses itself in unique and exceptional ways.
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