The Wines of Argentina 101
Taking a look at the where, what, whys and whens of Argentina
A Little History
While one can trace wine back to the earliest Christian missionaries who arrived in Argentina, as in fact the great Torrontes variety can as well, the culture of wine only arrived in Argentina with the great influx of European settlers who came ashore in the 19th century. A real turning point for the Argentine wine industry came about with the establishment of the countries first School of Agriculture in 1853. Michel Aimé Pouget was appointed as the school’s founding Principal and turned to his homeland for some vinous inspiration; introducing French varieties to the Argentine landscape, a fortuitous turn of events.