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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Malbec

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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...

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

  • 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...

  • Finca Flichman

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

  • 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...

  • Bodega Zuccardi

    The equipment in our winery allows us to optimize all the necessary resources in the productio...

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Mendoza on Snooth

  • Salentein Malbec Reserve 2013

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    Another one from Vino Volo; Descriptor is correct - 'Blackberry & Vanilla; Fresh & Fruity nose...hints of plum, blackberries, and a bit of vanilla. fresh fruit flavors...spark of Violet and slight floral character' A bit too fruity and floral for my 'Malbec' taste. Most likely, if other wine were around, would not have this one again. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • The Waxed Bat Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by LetUsTaste


  • Trivento Malbec Reserva Mendoza 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by tcrobin


  • Masi Tupungato Corbec Corvina Malbec Valle de Uco 2009

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Trapiche Extravaganza 2014

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    This has a semi clear look that is burgundy/muddy purple in color....brown tinges around the rim. The aromas are of sweet plum and slight candied cherry/jammy aromas....dry on the finish. The flavors are quite delectable, with plenty of ripe red berry/black fruits, subtle baking spice and a finish that is Earthy dry. The mouthfeel is smooth, ... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • J. Opi a.k.a Rodolfo Sadler Malbec Reserva 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by LetUsTaste


  • Alamos Chardonnay Mendoza 2015

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    Lemon, grapefruit and green apple aromas with hints of white peach. Melon and lemon flavors on the palate, good full mouthfeel and texture with some spice on the finish following a soft acidity and a base of creaminess. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Mira Vos Mendoza Malbec 2014

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    A recent Tasting Room selection. Semi-opaque Garnet Red. Opens with Cherry/Spice; Nutmeg & Black Pepper; a bit of Orange Peel zing and Alcohol burn; Somewhat tannic mouthful, though overall smooth and easy. Finishes with Cherry/Plum and more Cherry, Oak and Smoke. Not too bad, seemed somewhat thin and not quite as bold compared to other Malbecs. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Domaine Bousquet Grande Reserve Malbec Tupungato Valley 2013

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    Elegant and smooth red fruit notes of raspberry, red currant and black cherry on the nose with candied plum and sweet floral violet aromas. The rich and round palate carries itself assertively with thick and ripe raspberry and cherry flavors, smooth texture and well balanced structure. On the finish this has great length with black fruit flavors... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Alamos Malbec 2015

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    Earthy and smoky raspberry and strawberry aromas. Quite earthy and dry in the mouth with strong, drying tannins and a short finish of blackberry and a touch of eucalyptus. 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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