From a relatively slow start vineyards quickly expanded across Argentina growing from a mere 5,000 acres in 1873 to well over 500,000 just after the turn of the century. Of course the majority of these vineyards were used to produce the simple wines that were a staple of life right up through the closing decades of the 20th century. In the 1970’s wine began to fall out of favor in Argentina, leading to the uprooting of 36% of the nation’s vineyards between 1982 and 1992. Fortunately the Argentines were discerning and what remained included the finest vineyards in the nation. These historic vineyards served as the source for the quality revolution that brought Argentina’s wine industry into the 21st century as quality began to replace quantity as the driving force behind their wine production.
The Wines of Argentina 101
Taking a look at the where, what, whys and whens of Argentina
To Present Day