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

  • 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...

  • 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...

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...

  • Bodega Salentein

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

  • Bodegas Etchart

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

  • Finca Flichman

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

  • Familia Cassone

    Surrounded by the Andes range landscape with the majestic Aconcagua Mountain on the background, F...

  • Bodegas Benegas

    It is located in the Luján de Cuyo region, carril Ardoz (off route 60), 300 meters from its inter...

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Mendoza on Snooth

  • Really Big Al....MERCI!So utterly delighted that you do appreciate the wine ... Argentina, particularly the Mendoza region; they have come a long way, actually, THEY HAVE ARRIVED Read More

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  • Atrevida Malbec 2014

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    found it rather heavily spiced... not too keen... Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Somewhere I have a few bottles JD, so we can try them. Again, it's not a ... ... It's like Malbec in Mendoza vs Malbec from the Loire. I really think that they just need to see how it's going to do in some region in Washington and deal with it as something that has no antecedent. And who knows, blend it with some crazy shit. I told you about ... Read More

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  • Achaval Ferrer Quimera Mendoza 2010

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    fruity nose; earthy, spicy and rather complex Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • That wine is a pretty decent wine. As to whether the wine really needed air, ... If you like that Malbec from Mendoza, look for some others. Or look for other grapes from the same region, things like Bonarda and Cabernet Sauvignon and various blends of the three. Those tend to be ripe and fruity, so look for some wines from Barossa Valley in A... Read More

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  • Santa Julia Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva Uco Valley 2014

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    A touch of black pepper and blackberry aromas with black cherry and a leathery smoke note. Dry and chewy on the palate with a generous blackberry and black currant palate, a thick finish of rich dark chocolate, fresh acidity livening the palate towards the finish and a touch of tar and black olive adding a bit of herbaceousness to the finish. Ve... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Zuccardi Q Malbec Uco Valley 2014

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    Darkly concentrated black cherry aromas are simple with pleasant sweet spice. Tart acidity and textured tannins on the palate with a touch of an herbal note, a dryness towards the finish and fresh blackberry fruit. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Suggesting:  Pulenta Estate 2014 MALBEC ROSEFROM MENDOZA ARGENTINAA rich, full-fledged wine, it is great with a filet-mignon, great with pork loin.Tasting Note:Stewed dark fruitBerriesSome smoke Read More

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  • Zuccardi Serie a Cabernet Sauvignon Uco Valley 2014

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    Rich dark concentrated fruit with plum and blackberry aromas. Bold and full bodied palate of dark blackberry, chocolatey oak spice and a smoky finish with more fruit but also a strong tannin, black olive and herbal vanilla bean. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Bodega Norton Malbec 2015

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    Wine review by lesteyes


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