Argentina is the fifth largest producer of wine in the world. Argentina is blessed with a fantastic and consistent climate. Mendoza is by far the largest production area of wine. Producing some excellent wines with truly outstanding ones coming from the specific higher altitude valleys such as Vista Flores or Tupungato in the Uco Valley.
Many great producers are based in Mendoza such as Susana Balbo’s Dominio del Plata, Benegas Lynch, Mauricio Lorca and Tapiz, with tiny artisan producers in the Uco Valley such as Atamisque making tiny production handcrafted wines.
In the south you have Patagonia. Still at high altitude by most regions’s standards but there are lower lying vineyards here in lush fertile valleys, where the clean air and ice water melt help produce wines of great individuality such as those from Aniello.
In the far north you have the moon like landscape of Salta where the minerals lend the wines certain qualities and the strong sunshine gives the grapes amazing sugar levels.
El Porvenir is named the highest quality winery in the world, and they make one of the best Malbecs in all Argentina.