Patagonia Wine

Patagonia is a region in the southernmost, lowest and coolest part of Argentina. It is literally at the end of the earth, its glaciers at Tierra del Fuego aiming the way to the South Pole. Much of it is a harsh, windy desert, flat, dry as jerky, with outstretched prairies and sheep farms, but the patches of green that exist have surprisingly become a destination for quality wine-making. 

Because of its significantly cooler growing conditions, cool-climate, international varietals do very well here such as Gewürztraminer, Riesling, Semillon and Pinot Noir. Other grapes grown are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Chardonnay.
 
It is divided into two main regions:
 
The Rio Negro: began its viticultural history at the time of the railroad, which was built and owned by the British. The Brits found places to plant apple and pear orchards for fruit to be shipped back to England, and no doubt missing the wines they were used to drinking from Europe, decided to plant vineyards Read more »

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Merlot

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

  • 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...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Epicurious just published some great Argentine restaurant suggestions, with several of the highlighted spots being located in the Patagonian region. http://bit.ly/a33q6G

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  • The New York Times Travel section named Patagonia's wine-producing provinces one of the places to visit in 2010-http://nyti.ms/cJDWum. I completely concur, so get out to visit those friendly, beautiful wineries in Rio Negro and Neuquén before the word gets out.

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  • Malbec Ruta 22 Bodegas Universo Austral Patagonia 2009

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    Wine review by marymarchell


  • Texas wines are comical. Had a thread or two several years ago where we ... ... the northernmost parts of Patagonia, RCKR. Not where I went climbing further south. But if Brazil's listed, why not?I would be very surprised if the person who compiled that list of regions had been to any of the wine regions mentioned. Just a cog in the SEO machin... Read More

    Forum post in the topic 10 Up and Coming Wine Regions


  • I think that the Patagonia region of Argentina should be there also. Read More

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  • DMCKER - I've never associated Syrah as being part of a Bordeaux blend - as ... should check out wine of the Patagonia region of Argentina.MJET - This is a re-visit for me also.  I liked them better after 3-4 yrs year Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Bodega Noemia a Lisa Patagonia Argentina 2015

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    Wine review by jose pendas


  • Bodega Noemia a Lisa Patagonia Argentina 2015

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    Wine review by jose pendas


  • Bought a couple of bottles from Sth. America,On the left is the Maipe Reserve ... ...  Their Malbe from Patagonia is the more elegant side of the grape - only 13.5% alc with great frui Read More

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  • Postales del Fin del Mundo Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2012

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    Wine review by bobvree


  • Schroeder Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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    Wine review by LetUsTaste


  • DV - it's Malbec from the Loire, from Cahors, from Napa, from Mendoza, from Patagonia, from Barossa, from Lake Balaton, from Walla Walla, and similar places that tastes like soap."I wonder if he's coming back to comment?  It's been a couple of days now."Al - I would say there's almost no chance of a return. Usually it's just a drive by that gets... Read More

    Forum post in the topic what to drink


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