Category: Argentina Wine Guide

When you think of Argentina, wine may not be the first thing that springs to mind, but making and drinking wine is deeply rooted in the Argentine soul. Though considered part of the “New World”, Argentina’s winemaking industry dates back almost 500 years and the country is now the world’s 5th largest wine producer.

We hope our ever-evolving guide to Argentinian wine will help you learn more about Argentina’s unique viticultural qualities (including its climate, geography, and altitude), its key vineyard regions, and distinctive style of wines. Enjoy!

Argento Bonarda 2009 Wins Trophy at Argentina Wine Awards 2011

Argentina Wine Awards 2011

The 5th annual edition of the Argentina Wine Awards has honored Argento Bonarda 2009 with a Trophy, the only Bonarda in the competition to be awarded such a prize. This wine comes from vineyards in the Rivadavia region of Mendoza and is characterized by intense color, vibrant aromatics, great freshness, and round red fruit flavors.

March 30th, 2011

Foreign Matter: International Winemakers in Argentina

Malbec Vineyard Mendoza Argentina

If a developing country’s economic health can in part be judged by the foreign investment it attracts, then by the same yardstick Argentina’s wine industry appears to be in fantastic shape. Some of the biggest names of the global wine fraternity been drawn here, and they have all come to make high quality wines.

March 28th, 2011

Our Pick of Patagonian Wineries

Patagonia is an up and coming wine region in Argentina, with a number of provinces becoming famous for their outstanding wines. We have put together a list of some the best of Patagonia’s wineries, where you can sample a little of what this exciting region has to offer.

March 17th, 2011

Our Pick of Mendoza Wineries

If you are visiting Argentina, chances are that you will be wanting to sample some of the country’s famous wines. Of course, you can do this in many places, but there is no substitute to going straight to the source in one of Argentina’s famous wine regions. Chief among these is the verdant Mendoza province, home of some of the country’s greatest wines. Our writers have been around many of the region’s wineries and have picked out those which they think are the best of the bunch.

February 24th, 2011

Wine Tasting in Argentina: Interview with Three Top Sommeliers

If you’ve chosen to visit Buenos Aires, you probably enjoy a splash of vino colapso. But don’t let a tiny thing like not speaking Spanish affect your wine tasting in Argentina, as plenty of English-speaking sommeliers are based in BA. Here, three top sommeliers talk about my favourite subject, Argentinian wine

February 15th, 2011

A Taste of Terroir: Argentina’s Diverse Wines & Wine Regions

Travelling through Argentina’s vast and beguiling landscapes leaves no doubt as to the incredible variety and contrasts found in this country’s wine regions. From the dizzying heights of northerly Salta, to the wind-swept southerly climes of Patagonia, experience Argentina’s terroir.

February 11th, 2011

On the trail of Patagonia’s Pinot Noir

Most wine lovers will have munched on meat and Malbec and tangoed with Torrontés and summery fare but Argentina’s wines offer many other food-friendly temptations besides. And one of the most exciting finds is Argentine Pinot Noir.

January 19th, 2011

The Argentina Wine Making Process: Malbec Blends

Already blessed with a superb flagship variety in Malbec, Argentina’s winemakers are increasingly revealing their hand as masters of the art of blending. This is especially true of their top red wines where the sumptuous, aromatic purity of high altitude Malbec is proving a perfect partner with a host of Bordeaux and other red varieties.

December 22nd, 2010

Argento Welcomes Matt Douglas to the Team!

Matt Douglas mans the barbecue

The Argento Wine Company is thrilled to announce a welcome new addition to our team — Operations Director Matt Douglas. Matt will oversee all our finance and operations, bringing his wealth of experience and practical approach to the business…

December 2nd, 2010