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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Varietals Produced in Mendoza View all

  • Malbec

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

  • 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...

  • 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 Mendoza

  • Maipú

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

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Mendoza View all

  • Bodega Weinert

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

  • Bodegas Santa Ana

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

  • Bodega Salentein

    The magnificent bodega, designed for both form and function in the shape of a cross, allows for c...

  • 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...

  • Domaine St. Diego. Angel Mendoza

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

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Mendoza on Snooth

  • We have enjoyed wines from Chile, even more so since we vacationed there last ... bad we did not get up to the Mendoza region of Argentina thoug Read More

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  • Conquista Malbec 2011

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    Too bitter for my taste. Initial taste of blackberry is quickly overcome by too much oaky taste. Read More

    Wine review by Lilac19


  • Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Blend Lunlunta D.V. Catena Cabernet-Malbec 2003

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    Wine review by cartoon123


  • Domaine Jean Bousquet Malbec Grande Reserve 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by ejbelair


  • Colores del Sol Malbec 2012

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    As always a nice price friendly wine that you can find in your local supermarket. Your dinner guests will never think that is where you picked this up. Read More

    Wine review by anstett


  • Finca Flichman Malbec 2010

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    Wine review by gntop1


  • Malbec. Luigi Bosca 2012

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  • Masi Tupungato Paso Doble 2010

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    Wine review by calywa


  • Crios Crios Torrontes 2013

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    This wine is boldly floral. It's a perfect wine for white fish or shellfish. It will stand up to a little spice or umami from capers and mushrooms. Read More

    Wine review by ncmathsadist


  • Gascon Reserva Malbec 2011

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    Opens up with Lavender, vanilla, & white pepper with further notes of nutmeg, and rich & sweet baking spice. A few swirls, and damp moss and cedar, green pepper, and oak. Nice big mouthful, on the acidic, but soft tannins, A long and savory finish with more oak and cocoa. Quite a little number, good price point, and would get better after a few... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


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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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