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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  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

  • Syrah

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

  • 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

  • Domaine St. Diego. Angel Mendoza

    Lunlunta, Mendoza, Argentina. Absolutely gorgeous boutique winery with wines you can only buy by...

  • Cheval des Andes

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

  • Bodega Weinert

    Founded in 1975, Bodega y Cavas de Weinert is located in Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina´s craddle for t...

  • Don Cristobal 1492

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

  • Alfredo Roca

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

  • Layer Cake

      Layer Cake is a wine brand created by Jayson Woodbridge, winemaker of the cult Californ...

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Mendoza on Snooth

  • Chile was an early producer of Pinot Noir during the mid to late 19th Century - ... in Argentina as well near Mendoza.Of course, all wines from the various regions of the world have their own essence, or DNA, if you prefer a materialistic referent.  So much depends on what you wish to spend and what you are intending the wine to do for you.  Fo... Read More

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  • Malbec Mendoza Argentina Global Wines Adventure Series 2017

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    Aldi on 10/2018. You can beat this value with a stick. Could be a great house wine. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Domaine Bousquet Cabernet Sauvignon Tupungato Valley 2017

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    Dusty red fruit aromas with chalky clay notes. A bit flabby on the palate with a dry finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Domaine Bousquet Chardonnay Tupungato Valley 2018

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    Cool peach and melon aromas that show a bit of floral character and a bit of lemon. Tart citrus palate of lemon and grapefruit, a mixture of pith and zest and a melon finish. A bit creamy and perfumed but mostly tingles on the palate with acidity and spice. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Domaine Bousquet Gaia White Blend Tupungato Mendoza 2016

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    Elegant and savory notes of fleshy peach, vanilla cream and golden raisins on the nose. In the mouth this in intriguing, with a somewhat contrasting palate of savory elements and ripe citrus fruit. On the one hand you have honeyed toast and oak and dark caramel, but as that begins to clear theres a clearing of floral peach and melon. A curious w... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Bodega Norton Perdriel Malbec Perdriel Colección 2014

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    Thought this would be rather dry but it wasn't too bad for a malbec. Well balanced. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Trivento White Orchid Blend Torrontes Reserve Mendoza 2017

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    Wildflower and herb aromas - white pepper and lemon zest aromas. Nicely fresh and fruity palate with lemon and ripe grapefruit notes, white peach and soft berry, a spike of acidity and green apple notes towards the finish. Good balance and easy drinking fruit.90 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Antigal Uno Malbec 2014

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    while this is a decent Malbec it is lighter and not as full bodied as Malbec's i have enjoyed previously Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Trapiche Broquel Malbec Mendoza 2014

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    earthy and primitive yet challenging to the palate with a mild surprise Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Domaine Bousquet Malbec Cabernet Rose Tupungato Valley 2018

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    Creamy floral notes of rose petal and watermelon with a spicy pepper note and some soft cherry. Mellow and tart on the palate on entry but developing some zest towards the finish, this is light and easy drinking with strawberry and cherry notes and a chunk of earth alongside the fruit. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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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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