Return to New World Wines


The wine-growing regi­on of Argentina is the lar­gest in South America and the seventh lar­gest in the world behind Italy, France, Spain, USA, China and has deve­lo­ped into a glo­bal­ly reco­gni­zed and suc­cessful wine nati­on.
Probably the best known wine regi­ons today are Mendoza and La Rioja in the grea­ter Cuyo regi­on, which pro­du­ce many Argentine red wines. Malbec wines are pro­ba­b­ly the prot­ago­nists in Argentina in the con­text of red wine,
The Cafayate regi­on in Salta pro­vin­ce, on the other hand, is known for Argentine white wines. This aro­ma­tic white wine gra­pe Torrontés can hard­ly be found any­whe­re else. But also the well-known over­se­as clas­sics Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay are excel­lent white wines.
The wines from Argentina are a real pleasure!

Most important gra­pe varie­ties (WHITE)
Malbec, Bonarda, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot

Main gra­pe varie­ties (RED)
Torrontes, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc

Most important regi­ons
Mendoza — Midwest, in the Andes bor­de­ring Chile. About 70% of Argentine wine is pro­du­ced here.
San Juan — Bordering Mendoza to the north.
La Rioja — North bor­de­ring San Juan
Rio Negro — In the north of Patagonia
Catamarca — North bor­de­ring San Juan
Salta — In NW Argentina. In the depart­ment of Cafayate, 70% of the wine pro­duc­tion is con­cen­tra­ted. The viney­ards are the hig­hest com­mer­cial viney­ards in the world, with alti­tu­des ran­ging from 1,500 m to 2,400 m abo­ve sea level.

from coun­try reports WEIN+MARKT 3|2023

Exports slump signi­fi­cant­ly. China and Canada are down 15% — in value terms, exports remain sta­ble. The main mar­kets, the USA and the UK, are still on the up.