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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

  • Alfredo Roca

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

  • Viniterra

    The winery is placed in Luján de Cuyo, one of Mendoza finest winegrowing regions famed as the "Bi...

  • Bodegas Etchart

    Bodegas Etchart was founded in the year 1850, in La Florida, Cafayate, province of Salta, Argenti...

  • Don Cristobal 1492

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

  • Bodegas Santa Ana

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

  • Durigutti

    We Are Family Durigutti, growers and wine makers. A family with tradition of European culture t...

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Mendoza on Snooth

  • Trapiche Broquel Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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    Bold and peppery aromas of blackberry and dark fruit on the nose. Clean and tight in the mouth, it's smooth and easy drinking. Classic Cabernet flavors of dark cacao, baking spices and blackberry with just a touch of oaky vanilla and enough tannin to keep this interesting. Excellent for the price. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Alfredo Roca Pinot Noir 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by popz4120


  • Trapiche Broquel Chardonnay Mendoza 2013

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    Honeysuckle and peach aromas are light. Flavors of green apple and banana, cream, peach and grapefruit. There's a fair bit of citrus character and acid accompanying the fruit, showing that this was a cooler climate with a different aging profile than some of Chardonnay's more oaked expressions. A full minute later there's still a bit of an acidi... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • La Posta Malbec Pizzella 2013

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    Great Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Bodega Cuarto Dominio 'Tolentino' Winemaker's Selection Malbec 2012 2012

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    From the 2nd dinner at Perry's. Seemed like the perfect example of Argentinian Malbec. Soft, well balanced spicy, smoky, pepper, cocoa, and toasted fruit. Great little one. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Catena Malbec 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by gntop1


  • Bodega Calle Ca' de Calle Reserva 2011

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    Had this at lunch at Marcello's. Very nice blend of Malbec with Cabernet Sauvignon,& Petit Verdot. Lush and smooth with soft tannins and minimal acidity. Plum, black cherry, smoke, cocoa, and floral in a long finish.For the price point or at double it, outstanding. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Filus Torrontes 2013

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    very intense nose, then in the mouse fresh and elegant. Best Torrontes I have tasted. Read More

    Wine review by ANDRES BELINSKY


  • Filus Malbec Reserve 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by ANDRES BELINSKY


  • Bodega Benegas Red Blend Don Tiburcio 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by ANDRES BELINSKY


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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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