Argentine Wine

Argentina is one of the top five wine-producing countries in the world. For a long time, most of the wine was made for local consumption. But in the past quarter-century, an increasing number of vintners began making very serious releases with the most widely planted red grape, Malbec. These made a big splash on the international scene, winning awards, garnering high ratings and amassing enthusiastic disciples. Torrontes is the star indigenous white grape, now on many restaurant menus for its refreshing, aromatic qualities and affordability. An increasing number of international grapes are grown, most notably Cabernet Sauvignon, Bonarda, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. All styles of wine are made from dry whites and reds, rosés, sparkling, late harvest sweet wines and fortified wines.

Argentina boasts an impressive number of wine-makers under the age of thirty-five, and a growing number of women innovating the field. This is a country that has learned that investing quality and Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Argentina View all

  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

  • Torrontes

    Torrontes is really three closely related grape varieties -- Torrontés Riojano, the most common, Torrontés Sanjuanino...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

Subregions of Argentina

  • La Rioja

    La Rioja, not to be confused with the Spanish wine region, is a wine region within the Cuyo in ...

  • Mendoza

    Mendoza is by far the largest and most prolific wine region in all of Argentina. It’s part of t...

  • Patagonia

    Patagonia is a region in the southernmost, lowest and coolest part of Argentina. It is literall...

  • Uco Valley

    This region -which has experienced the greatest growth in the past few years- comprises the depar...

  • Catamarca

    Catamarca is a province of Argentina located in the northwest of the country. The province has ...

  • Rio Negro

    The region of the High Valley of Río Negro concentrates the greater viticulture surface of the pr...

Popular Wineries in Argentina View all

  • Cheval des Andes

    A joint venture between Terrazas de los Andes and the legendary Château Cheval Blanc in Bordeaux....

  • Finca El Origen

    Finca El Origen began in the 1990s, when Chile’s Carolina Wine Brands decided to expand its v...

  • San Huberto

    Devoted to maintain its leadership in the category of the great wines and thus keep an internatio...

  • Trivento

      Founded in 1996 by Viña Concha y Toro, Trivento Bodegas y Viñedos aims to preserve and sho...

  • Don Cristobal 1492

    Latinfina S.A., organized as a corporation (“sociedad anónima”) and validly existing under the la...

  • Michel Torino

    The Winery was founded in 1892 when the French brothers David and Salvador, planted the first vin...

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Argentina on Snooth

  • Colomé Torrontés 2014

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    I bought a case of this on a hunch. It is not bad white wine but it is not great white wine. Read More

    Wine review by anstett


  • Layer Cake Malbec Malbec 2012

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    My wife opened a bottle of this. She poured a glass took a sip and said "this is horrible". I said to let it rest and try it later on. When I got back home after running an errand the bottle was gone. "Oh so it was..." "I poured it down the sink."So no we will not be buying again. Read More

    Wine review by anstett


  • Lindaflor Petite Fleur 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by tjjm


  • Santiago Gougenheim Malbec Mendoza 2013

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    A Naked Wines selection. Opens with allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and blueberry jam, then cedar and vanilla. More of the same with a few swirls, Bit more fruit and less earth/savory/spice than other Malbecs that I have had and prefer, but a nice big smooth mouthfull. On the dry side, but well balanced and gains more complexity of more jam and cho... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Finca Flichman Malbec Misterio 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Lindaflor Petite Fleur 2009

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    Nice bouquet. Smooth, and very pleasant. Lots of fruit, my favorite under $20. Read More

    Wine review by tjjm


  • Lujuria Malbec 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by moinma


  • Dieter Meier Puro Malbec 2012

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    Should have left this in my cellar a bit longer. I found the acidity a bit unbalanced, but nothing a little more bottle aging can't cure. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • Crios Torrontes 2011

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    Excellent for the price. Full-bodied, not oaky (no bite). Pair with fish, poultry or pork. Read More

    Wine review by plenger


  • Cigar Box Reserve Hand Harvested Malbec 2013

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    Fruity, soft, mildly tannic. Notes of cherries, vanilla, and spices. Very good for the price. Read More

    Wine review by gaudiumvino67


  • Love the Alamos Malbec!!!!!! Do you carry this wine????

    Comment by 1045721stevie23 1045721 stevie23


  • Argentina is destined for success in the production of fine wines, because there are all the elements for excellent raw material (grapes). Is otherwise considered as natural elements, the water that comes from the thaw of the Andes, the dry land and with minimal humidity, and more than 300 days of sunshine a year, and little nesecidade use of pe...

    Comment by 917056Phillipe Nash 917056 Phillipe Nash


  • I would like to suggest this gorgeous wine when you are in Salta - Argentina EL MOLINO DE CACHI BY ALBERTO DURAND - VALLES CALCHAQUÍES 2500 m.a.s.l. - SALTA - ARGENTINA - MALBEC UNOAKED - ESTATE GROWN AND BOTTLED BY ALBERTO DURAND IN BODEGA EL MOLINO - CACHI - VALLE CALCHAQUÍES - SALTA - ARGENTINA 2009 14,8% TOTAL PRODUCTION: 2000 BOTTLES...

    Comment by 707240Sommelier Guglielmo 707240 Sommelier Guglielmo


  • Had a great Malbec from Argentina at a wine tasting in Catalina. Bodega Colome Amalaya Malbec, I think it retails around $20

    Comment by 635881Tara Kuzmick 635881 Tara Kuzmick


  • Can someone please tell me whether Maipe Malbec 2008 is matured in a wooden barrel or a plastic barrel.

    Comment by 625512pnb 625512 pnb


  • I am going to Buenos Aires in September and am so looking forward to ejoyling wines perhaps that aren't exported!

    Comment by 537182granvin 537182 granvin


  • I happened across Argentina's Notro--Tinto DeMontana--Sangiovese/Bonarda. OMG, try it with chocolate! Essence of chocolate-covered-cherries, sensual! Don't cry for me Argentina, just make more, please.

    Comment by 479292muscadinewinelover 479292 muscadinewinelover


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  • For all of those interested in Argentine wines and which ones do particularly well in the US, UK and European markets...stay tuned for the forthcoming results of the Wines of Argentina Awards event in Mendoza http://bit.ly/8XKE8x.

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