Western-style grape growing began with the arrival of missionary monks from Spain beginning in the 16th century.
Today, one of the most important grape growing and winemaking areas in the southern hemisphere is located in the Province of Mendoza, Argentina, at the foothills of the Andes Mountain range.
With hot days and cool nights, several microclimates coexist in Mendoza making it the ideal zone for the growing of a vast variety of the finest winemaking grapes — including the hardy Malbec grape — a star performer that gives Argentine wines their reputation for "the world's best reds."
Malbecs are best paired with prime cuts of beef from Argentina's signature cattle farms, that make for an unforgettable culinary experience while touring and tasting the best of Argentina ...
More information about Argentina wine around the Web:
Welcome Argentina : Wine in Argentina
- A great introduction to the world of Argentine wines with a map and brief overview, a description of featured reds and whites, and a virtual tour of the country's wine routes with links to wineries in Salta, Catamarca, La Rioja, San Juan, Mendoza, Neuquen and Rio Negro.
Unlimited Travel - La vida roja - Archived report from
the online UK newspaper with a great overview of Argentine wine country
including photos, a brief history, info on the harvest festival,
best times to travel, contact details and related resources.