Argentina is a South American country that is known throughout the world for its delicious wines. It does indeed have unique grape varieties that are to be discovered during an exciting escapade. The wine route in Argentina is located on the famous Andes Cordillera and extends over no less than 2,000 km. Several regions and provinces of Argentina offer interesting itineraries that will make you contemplate all the beauty and richness of Argentina’s vineyards.
The Mendoza region
Mendoza is the region not to be missed during a holiday in Argentina, discovering the famous Argentine wines. It is one of the eight world wine capitals. It is also the largest producer in Argentina (about 70% of local production). The many wineries, which designate the places where wine is made and stored, and which are easily found in Mendoza, offer visitors to the province a taste of the best Cabernet Sauvignon and an excellent Malbec. The Mediterranean climate and a wide temperature range contribute to making Mendoza vine products so special and exceptional in terms of taste.
The province of Salta
The province of Salta is famous throughout the world for its torrentés, which is the most widespread grape variety in the province. The torrentés are distinguished by their rich fruity taste and intense aroma. The Cafayate Valley and the Valles Calchaquíes have the highest vineyards on the planet (between 1,700 m and 2,200 m above sea level). The low rainfall and aridity of the province of Salta are combined with this unique geographical location of the vine plants, giving them a rather unusual character. Bodegas are also available for travellers to taste the famous torrentés.
The Patagonia region is home to the most recent wine cellars in Argentina. However, it is no less famous. Patagonia produces an excellent Pinot Noir, which has adapted perfectly to the climate of the region. The temperatures there are indeed very contrasted depending on whether it is day or night. During the day the sun is strong, and the air is dry, while at night the cold prevails. Neuquén and the Rio Negro valley are the region’s must-see attractions, which you should absolutely visit on the Argentine wine route.