Mendoza is one of the provinces of the Argentinean Republic with one of the highest productivities of Latin America and 75% of the wine in the country.
It also has certain characteristics that make it a strategic spot for vine growing, for example: its low precipitation levels, sunny day and thermal amplitude. It has approximately 155.000 hectares of vines and more than 1220 wineries in its territory.
Mendoza wines are in the most of the world wine contests and fairs, obtaining important scores and mentions. We can highlight the following varietals among the white: Sauvignon blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling and Chenin. Among the red ones: Malbec, Syrah, Merlot, Bonarda, Pinot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
All these conditions led Mendoza to integrate the Great Wine Capitals Network, together with the other 8 capitals: Bilbao Rioja, Bordeaux, Cape Town, Christchurch – South Island, Firenze, Mainz – Rheinhessen, Porto, San Francisco – Napa Valley.
Lujan de Cuyo y Maipu
Its climate is temperate and arid, has limited rains, shiny skies, little humidity and moderate winds. The irrigation is from melt water and its vineyards are located at the foothills of the Andes between the 650 and 1006 meters above sea level. These special characteristics make the wines from Lujan and Maipu, high quality and noble wines. This is also a really fun area, with many wine tours combinations and visits to wineries, including tastings and walking around the vines.
Valle de Uco
This region has great thermal amplitude of 15º C approximately between night and day. This helps for an intense color and tannin formation in the reds. This way these wines are particularly suitable for long term aging. The wine tours in this area are experiences that you will never forget, specially because of the landscapes.