Mendoza Wine

Mendoza is by far the largest and most prolific wine region in all of Argentina. It’s part of the larger, Cuyo region, in the west of the country, bordering the Andes, which provide a good deal of climate protection. The area is mostly hot and dry, but there is some natural river irrigation, particularly from the Mendoza from which it is named. The biggest threat is from the dry, “Zonda” winds, which have been known to damage the grapes. Many of the vineyards are high altitude, some crazy, dizzyingly high, with published reports of as high as 5600 feet above sea level. This allows for precisioned grape-growing for maximum ripeness and temperature control. The soils tend to be alluvial clay (sand over clay). Because the harvest season is predictably warm and dry from year to year, there is little vintage variation and wine-makers have advantageous control over the styles of wine and varietals produced.

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  • 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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Malbec

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

Subregions of Mendoza

  • Maipú

    Maipu is a subregion of Mendoza, part of the larger Cuyo region in Argentina. It is situated ju...

  • Uco Valley

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

  • Lujan de Cuyo

    Lujan de Cuyo is a subregion of Mendoza, both part of the larger Cuyo wine region in Argentina....

  • San Rafael

      San Rafael is a wine producing region within Mendoza, all part of the Cuyo region in Argen...

  • Santa Rosa

Popular Wineries in Mendoza View all

  • Don Cristobal 1492

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

  • Finca Flichman

    Finca Flichman is a winery in Barrancas, in the Maipu Valley of Mendoza, Argentina. Is is name...

  • Bodegas Santa Ana

    The place where you grow up and live great moments of your life is very important... because of t...

  • Alfredo Roca

    The winary was originaly built in 1905 and the main structure has been maintained up to these day...

  • Dominio del Plata

    Dominio del Plata is a family-owned and run project of Susana Balbo (Enologist) and Pedro Marc...

  • Trivento

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

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Mendoza on Snooth

  • Bodegas Diamandes Bodegas Diamandes Perlita 2012

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    Perlita Good table wine Rich red meat pasta Read More

    Wine review by Willard Cook


  • Via Revolucionaria! Bonarda Pura 2016

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    Very floral Read More

    Wine review by anstett


  • King Malbec Mendoza 2015

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    Plum fruit and tarry earth on the nose. A touch of syrupy juiciness on the palate, fruit notes of tart sour cherry and new strawberries, bold and strident with gripping tannins towards the finish and an herbal mousse on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Medrano Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Casaterra 2008

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    Would rate 3½ glasses. Has been stored perfectly and held up well. No pyrotechnics but very pleasant quaff, May lack a bit of fruit but well integrated Cab, true to form. Notes of cherry and tar with no browning - - still quite vigorous. Like it. Read More

    Wine review by chapspot


  • Achaval Ferrer Malbec Mendoza /90js 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Tannat Mendoza Argentina Don Rodolfo Art of the Andes 2015

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    I am enjoying Cab-Sabs much more and this cuvee is no exception with a pleasant aperitif while robust not too tart. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Well Al (and others), if you want to find out what Produttori del Barbaresco is ... ... (2/28/16).  Jonas Mendoza  |  39 in stock  |  $99.99 Produttori del Barbaresco 1970 Barbaresco 1.5 L  |  1 in stock  |  $239.99 Produttori del Barbaresco 1970 Barbaresco Riserva, Moccagatta  |  5 in stock  |  $159.99 Produttori del Barbaresco 1970 Barbaresc... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Best in Show: Dragon Provence Rose Cuvee 20162nd Place: Scalia De Priorat  ... Finca Sophenia Chardonnay Mendoza Andes Argentina 20155 Stars: Thanks to this community of wine loving fans...All of the wines were appreciated and enjoyed and  All of the wines were ordered for the Holidays. Every on Read More

    Forum post in the topic The 2018 "UNDER 20" Tasting.....


  • Old Winery Mendoza Argentina Bonarda 2016

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    Wow! what a wonderful rendition of a great variety: a very unique flavor. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • I am most excited to try the Mendoza Chardonnay. Sophenia Finca Reserve.& We all know that Catena had success with Chardonnay in Andes Mountains/ Mendoza Argentina.   Read More

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  • Mendoza is the center of Argentina’s wine industry and accounts for approximately 70% of the country’s total output. Nearly all the major wineries are concentrated in this province. Its signature grape is the Malbec. The climate and terroir in Mendoza are the ideal setting for the full expression of this grape variety. The beauty of Mendoza's do...

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  • I am planning a trip to Mendoza and would love some advice on which wineries to visit. Thanks.

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