The fifth largest producer of wine in the world and the largest wine exporter in South America, Argentine wine, as with some aspects of Argentine cuisine, has its roots in Spain. Wine consumption is so prevalent in Argentina that, in 2010, the Argentine government declared wine as Argentina’s national liquor.
Mendoza is the capital city of Mendoza Province, in Argentina. It is located in the northern-central part of the province, in a region of foothills and high plains, on the eastern side of the Andes.
Mendoza is Argentina’s largest and most well-known growing region. Argentina boasts very dynamic-growing conditions with good soil, a wide range of vineyard elevations and accommodating sunlight and temperatures.