Argentina’s Renowned Wine Region
Few winegrowing regions offer the prized combination of elevation, climate, sun exposure and natural irrigation. This arrangement, however, is what makes Argentinian wines so special. Tucked beneath the Andes Mountains, Mendoza is renowned for its premier winegrowing conditions that have remained a bedrock of Alamos wines for over a century.
Few winegrowing regions in the world boast the bold combination of elevation, climate, sun exposure and natural irrigation afforded to Argentinian viticulture and the vineyards of Alamos. Tucked under the massive shoulders of the Andes Mountains in west central Argentina, the province of Mendoza is renowned for housing some of the country’s best winegrowing regions. The character of Mendoza wines is forged in high altitude desert vineyards at 3,000 to 5,000 feet, irrigated by mineral-rich snowmelt from the Andes. High altitude means cool temperatures and clear air, and clear air means more sunlight for building flavor in the grapes, helping to make Mendoza the source of Argentina’s well-earned reputation for top quality, unique wines and viticulture.