Extremely diverse is the best way to describe the country of Argentina. From Salta’s simmering brown deserts to Patagonia’s sparkling white glaciers, Argentina offers such a varied landscape throughout the territory.
But if there is something consistent and constant no matter where you go in the country, it is none other than how Argentines love their wine to the point that the government even designated it as Argentina’s official beverage!
Whether you are visiting Argentina soon or you are already in the country reading this article right now, here are some of the best vineyards you shouldn’t miss visiting:
Bodega Catena Zapata located in Mendoza province was established in 1902 and is behind the Malbec variety’s resurgence and the discovery of terroirs at high altitudes at the foot of the Andes. The Adrianna vineyard perched at approximately 5,000ft above sea level is dubbed the Grand Cru of South America because of its wines’ exceptional quality.
There are three types of wine you can taste during your visit to this excellent winery, namely Chardonnay, Malbec, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
It was in 1831 when Colomé first started its wine production in the Calchaquies Valleys. It is the country’s oldest and best characterized by conserving natural resources through its production processes that use eco-friendly practices.
The wines of Colomé are symbolic varieties of Torrontés and Mablec known for their distinct characteristics that make them a crowd favorite among connoisseurs. Visiting requires a reservation and includes vineyard tours, group or individual tastings, and a visit to James Turrell Museum.
Located in Maipú, Mendoza, El Enemigo was founded to rescue some of the overlooked traditional Argentine wine growing methods. Visitors can tour underground cellars that house the barrels.
Aside from wine tasting, they also get the chance to enjoy one-of-a-kind gastronomy in the form of family recipes created using organic products straight from their gardens. Original sculptures and paintings surround this environment, making it even more interesting.
Salentein Valle de Uro
Salentein Valle de Uro is a wine producer located right in Mendoza’s heart, a sandy area with cool nights, hot days, and a dry climate. The production is based on craft methods of Europe paired with state-of-the-art technology.
Three underground stone-floor cellars keep the wines aged in 225-liter French oak barrels. There are also three tasting rooms situated on the same level where the cellars are with quarry blocks and stone tables.
Zuccardi Valle de Uco
Rounding up the list of the best vineyards to visit in Argentina is Zuccardi Valle de Uco which produces globally acclaimed wines. The winery is considered the most important in entire South America and bagged the accolade as the world’s best in 2021.
The factory is under the ownership of the Zuccardi Family and uses the highest quality standards in wine production with the help of wine and agricultural experts. They also have a dedicated research and development area that studies the terroir as well as the variables affecting the wine’s quality.
Book your tours to these Argentine vineyards and have the most remarkable wine-tasting experience!
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