Argentina is the 5th largest wine producing country. Let's explore Argentina wine regions on a map and learn more about this country's most compelling wines.
For many of us, the first wine we taste from Argentina is Mendoza Malbec. This makes sense given that 75% of Argentina's vineyards are in Mendoza. But there's more to discover! Let's explore Argentina wine regions on a map to find delicious wines.
Facts About Argentina Wine Region
- Home to the largest vineyard area of Malbec in the world.
- More than 75% of Argentina's vineyards are in Mendoza.
- Red wines are important in Argentina and include Malbec, Bonarda, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah.
- There are 106 official wine appellations of Argentina (called Geographical Indications).
- Single varietal wines (such as "Syrah" or "Merlot") must contain 85% or more of the listed variety.
- If you see "Reserva" on a wine label it means red wines age in oak barrels for at least one year. "Reserva" white wines age 6 months in oak barrels.
- Most vineyards sit at 4,500 feet (1400 m) above sea level or higher. Almost a mile up!
- Argentina's Jujuy wine region has the highest elevation vineyards in the world at 10,922 feet (3,329 m) above sea level.
Argentina Wine Regions
If you look at the Argentina wine map, you'll see how the country is broken up into four primary wine production zones.
♦ Argentina National Viticulture Institute (INV) grape report 2019
♦ Trade Data and Analysis (2015)