🇦🇷ARGENTINACuyo Region


CUYO CHILE IS  Provinces 3     GI.- 61      @Mendoza

  • WHITE= |  RED= **Refer to DO.’s For Detailed Grape Information.

GEOGRAPHY REGION-South America, CONTRY-Argentina, REGION-Cuyo, LATITUDE: 29°- 33° S

  •  BORDERS– Chile(West)
  • PROVINCES– Mendoza, La Rioja, San Jaun

TOPOGRAPHY Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous/ Valley

  • SLOPES/ Andes Mountains(Principal Cordillera/ Frontal Cordillera),  +Alt.2,192mt. – 3,329mt.

VINICULTURE

SOILS Metamorphic, Volcanic, Sedimentary, Alluvium, Sand, Gravel

CLIMATE Desert With Continental Influences, +Diurnal Shifts(+40°)



LA RIOJAProvince     @Famatina

  • WHITE= Torrontes Riojano 30%, Fiano, Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon 11%, Syrah 8%, Malbec 7%, Bonarda 7%
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, REGION-Cuyo, LATITUDE: 29.4° S
    • BORDERS- Argentina, Catamarca(North), San Juan(South)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous/ Valley(Famatina)
    • SLOPES/ Anders Mountains, +Alt.1,000mt.-1,5000mt.
  • SOILS- “Metamorphic, Volcanic, Sedimentary, Alluvial, Sand
  • CLIMATE- Desert With Continental Influences, Dry, Windy
    • +Diurnal Shifts(+40°)
  • VITICULTURE- 8,000 haPlanted

**La Rioja Images Courtesy of Delong Maps, Purchase These Wine Maps at Delongwine.com


FAMATINA VALLEY GI.     @Famatina

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Torrontes
  • RED= Bonarda, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, REGION-Cuyo, PROVINCE-La Rioja(Interior)
    • West of La Rioja-City(40km.), Non-Contiguous(5)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Valley(Famatina)
    • SLOPES/ Andes Mountains/ Sierra de Famatina, +Alt.1,000mt.-1,5000mt.
  • VITICULTURE-    ?  haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Raza, La Riojana(Co.-Op.), Valle la Puerta

CHILECITO GI.     @Chilecito

  • WHITE= Torrontes, Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= Malbec
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, REGION-Cuyo, PROVINCE-La Rioja
  • TOPOGRAPHY- “Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous”, SLOPES/ Andes Mountains, +Alt.1,000mt.-1,5000mt.
    • NONAGASTA
    • CUESTA De MIRANDA
    • VILLA UNION
  • VITICULTURE-   ?   haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers-

CASTRO BARROS GI.     @

  • WHITE= ?
  • RED= Malbec
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, REGION-Cuyo, PROVINCE-La Rioja(North-East), “Non-Contiguous”
  • TOPOGRAPHY- “Flat/ Rolling”
  • VITICULTURE-  ?  haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers-


SAN JAUNProvince      @San Jaun

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Torrontes, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier
  • RED= Malbec, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Tannat, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, REGION-Cuyo, LATITUDE: 31.5° S
    • BORDERS– La Rioja(North-East), Mendoza(South)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly
    • SLOPES/ Andes Mountains, +Alt.600mt.-1,300mt.
    • On~San Juan/ Palos/ Desaguadero~Rivers~
    • TOPOGRAPHIC EVENTSVOLCANISM– ~Cerro Mercedario~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Alluvial, Sandy-Loam, Limestone
  • CLIMATE- Desert Irrigation Needed, +Diurnal Shifts(+40°)
  • VITICULTURAL- 47,000 ha. Planted,   CHALLENGES+WINDS/ Zonda

CALINGASTA VALLEY GI.      @Calingasta

  • WHITE= ?
  • RED= Bonarda, Criolla, Moscatel Tinto
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, REGION-Cuyo, PROVINCE-San Jaun, @Hw.#412
    • Sub-Zones- Barreal,  CITIES: Barreal, Calingasta, Tamberfas
  • TOPOGRAPHYRolling/ Valley(Calingasta)
    • SLOPES/ Andes Mountains, +Alt.1,500mt.
    • On~Palos~River~Tributary~Castano~River~
  • VITICULTURE- ? haPlanted
  • VINICULTURE-Trellising– Parral AKA=Pergola
    • Estates/ Producers- Cara Sur

ULLUM VALLEY GI.      @Villa Ibanez

  • WHITE= ?
  • RED= Malbec, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, REGION-Cuyo, PROVINCE-San Jaun, West of San Jaun-City(30km.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Ullum)
  • VINICULTURE-  ?  ha. Planted,  +USED/ Eating Grapes
    • Estates/ Producers

ZONDA VALLEY GI.     @Villa Basilio Nievas

  • WHITE= Chardonnay
  • RED= Cabernet Franc
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, REGION– Cuyo, PROVINCE-San Jaun
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Hilly/ Mountainous/ Valley(Zonda)On~San Juan~River~
    • SLOPES/ Sierra Chica de Zonda Mountians, +Alt.700mt.-800mt.
  • VINICULTURE- ?   ha. Planted,  +USED/ Eating Grapes
    • Estates/ Producers-

TULUM VALLEY GI.     @San Juan

  • WHITE= Pinot Grigio
  • RED= ?
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, REGION-Cuyo, PROVINCE-San Jaun(South), BORDERS: Mendoza
    • SAN MARTIN
    • SARMIENTO
    • COUCHETTE
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Tulum)
  • VITICULTURE-  ? haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Callus Alta

PEDERNAL VALLEY GI.     @Pedernal

  • WHITE= ?
  • RED= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, REGION-Cuyo, PROVINCE-San Jaun(South)
    • North of Mendoza-City(100km.) BORDERS: Mendoza
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous/ Valley(Pedernal)
    • SLOPES/ ?, +Alt.1,250mt.-1,500mt.
  • VITICULTURE– ?   haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers– Graffigna, Mumms, Callia, Augusto Pulenta, La Guarda


MENDOZAProvince     @Mendoza

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Moscatel Rosada, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Torrontes
  • RED= Malbec 17%, Criolla 10%, Cereza 10%, Bonarda 10%, Cabernet Sauvignon 8%, Lambrusco Maestri, Pedro Giménez, Petit Verdot, Tannat, Touriga Nactional
  • GEOGRAPHY REGION-South America, COUNTRY-Argentina, REGION-Cuyo, PROVINCE-Mendoza
    • BORDERS: San Juan(North), Neuquen(South), LATITUDE: 32.88° S
    • Sub-Zones- Northern, Eastern, Southern, Uco Valley/ South-West
  • TOPOGRAPHY FEATURESFlat/ Rolling/ Hilly, SLOPES/ Andes Mountains, +Alt.650mt.-1050mt.
    • On~Mendoza~Rio~ Used as Pipeline to Irrigate Mendoza
    • TOPOGRAPHYIC EVENTS
      • VOLCANISM~ ~San Jose Volcanic Group~
        • Group of Volcanos Along the Chile/ Argentina Border…Includes: Cerro Aconcagua, Espirtu Santo, Maipo, San Jose, Payun Matru, Planchon-Peteroa, Tupungatito, Tupungato
      • **Refer to “CLIMATE/ Altitudes” For Additional Information.
  • SOILS Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Alluvial, Sand, Limestone, Loam, Clay, Schist, Granite
    • Indian Cement- Compacted Mixture of Sands, Gravel, Clay and Chalk
  • CLIMATE–  Continental, Semi-Desert, +Diurnal Shifts(+40°),  +RAIN/ 5-10 Inches,  +Diurnal Shifts(+40°)
    • Summers– Warm, Dry   |   Winters– Cold
    • +WINDS/ Trivento- Name For the 3 Winds That Effect Mendoza.
      • Zonda- Warming Western Wind That Sweeps Down Off the Andes Mountains.
      • Polar- Cold Wind From the South.
      • Sudestrada- South-East Wind That Comes From the Atlantic.
  • VITICULTURAL 59,000ha., (80% of Argentina Production)
    • CHALLENGES– Freeze-Early/ Late Season, Hail
    • Most of Mendoza is On Un-Grafted/ Original Rootstock.
  • HISTORY  ~Huarpe Indians~  Original Inhabitants of the Valley of Huentata(Mendoza)
    • 1883 @Mendoza/ Buenos Aries Modern Railroad
      • Finally Reached Mendoza From Buenos Aires Transforming the Wine Industry.  Large Amounts of Wine Where Able to Be Dispersed to the Rest of Argentina.
    • 1884 @Mendoza Bodegas Escorihuela Gason & Mallmnn’s Opened.
  • CULTURE– 
    • PIONEERS– ~Nicolas Catana~ Credited For Putting Argentina On the Worlds Wine Map.
      • ~Jose Alberta ZuccardiLeader of New Modern Wine Movement In Argentina.
    • ACADEMIC~  ~Catena Institute of Wine~ @Mendoza
        • Specialization~ Malbec and High Altitude Viticulture and Viniculture.
    • FESTIVALS– ~Argentina Grape Harvest Festival~ (March/ Mendoza)

Northern Mendoza

LAS HERAS GI.     @Las Heras

  • WHITE= Torrontes, Chardonnay
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, REGION-Cuyo, PROVINCE-Mendoza, @Hw.#40
    • North-West of Mendoza-City(   km.)
  • VITICULTURE-   ? haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers-

LAVALLE GI.     @Villa Tulumaya

  • WHITE= Torrontes
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, REGION-Cuyo, PROVINCE-Mendoza, @Hw.#40
    • North-West of Mendoza-City(   km.)
  • VITICULTURE-  ?  haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers-

GUAYMALLEN GI.     @Guaymallen

  • WHITE= Chardonnay
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, REGION-Cuyo, PROVINCE-Mendoza
    • North-West of Mendoza-City(.   km.)
  • VITICULTURE-   ? haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers-

GODOY CRUZ GI.      @Godoy Cruz

  • WHITE=  Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, REGION-Cuyo, PROVINCE-Mendoza
  • VITICULTURE-  ?   haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers

MAIPU GI.     @Maipu

  • WHITE=   ?
  • RED= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha, Malbec, Petite Verdot, Pinot Noir, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, REGION-Cuyo, PROVINCE-Mendoza, Contiguous to Mendoza
    • “Multi-Appellation”
    • Sub-Zones- Barrancas DO., Lunlunta DO., El Paraiso DO., Russels DO.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- “Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly”, On~Mendoza~River~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic”, ”Sedimentary
  • VITICULTURE-  ? haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Antigal, Bodegas Lopez, Familia Cecchin, Finca Flichman, Pascual Toso, Proemio, Trapiche, Trivento, Zuccardi
    • Vineyards- Libertad

  • LUNLUNTA GI.     @Lunlunta
    • WHITE= Chardonnay, Torrontes
    • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Nebbiolo, Syrah
    • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, REGION-Cuyo, PROVINCE-Mendoza, In Maipu DO.(South-West)
    • TOPOGRAPHY- “Rolling/ Hilly”, On~Mendoza~River~
      • SLOPES/ Andes Mountains/ Lunlunta Hills, +Alt.900mt.
    • SOILS- Metamorphic“, Sedimentary“, Alluvial, Sand, Clay, Limestone
    • VITICULTURE-  ? haPlanted
      • Estates/ Producers- Vina Alicia Morena, Zapata
  • EL PARAISO GI.     @
    • WHITE= ?  |    RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
    • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, REGION-Cuyo, PROVINCE-Mendoza, In Maipu DO.(South)
    • VITICULTURE-   ? haPlanted
      • Estates/ Producers-
  • BARRANCAS GI.     @Barrancas
    • WHITE=  ?
    • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Syrah
    • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, REGION-Cuyo, PROVINCE-Mendoza, In Maipu DO.(South)
    • TOPOGRAPHY- “Rolling/ Hilly”, SLOPES/ Andes Mountains, +Alt.750mt.
    • VITICULTURE-  ?   haPlanted
      • Estates/ Producers- Finca Flichman, Pascual Toso

SAN MARTIN GI.     @San Martin

  • WHITE= Cereza, Criolla Grande
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, REGION-Cuyo, PROVINCE-Mendoza, East of Mendoza-City(15km.)
    • BORDERS: Maipu DO.(West), Junin DO.(South-West)
  • TOPOGRAPHY-  “Rolling/ Hilly”, +Alt.650mt.-750mt., On~Mendoza~River~
  • VITICULTURE-haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers-

JUNIN GI.     @San Martin

  • WHITE= ?  |   RED= Malbec
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, REGION-Cuyo, PROVINCE-Mendoza, East of Mendoza-City(15km.)
    • BORDERS: San Martin DO.(North-East), Rivadavia DO.(South)
  • TOPOGRAPHY-  “Rolling/ Hilly”
  • VITICULTURE- ?  haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Bodegas Esmeralda(Tilia)

RIVADAVIA GI.     @Rivadavia

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, REGION-Cuyo, PROVINCE-Mendoza
    • BORDERS: Junin DO.(North)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- “Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly”, On~Tunuyan River/ Mendoza~River~
  • VITICULTURE-   ?  haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers-

SANTA ROSA GI.     @Santa Rosa

  • WHITE= Chardonnay
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, REGION-Cuyo, PROVINCE-Mendoza
  • TOPOGRAPHY- “Rolling”, On~Tunuyan~River~
  • VITICULTURE-haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers-

LA PAZ GI.     @La Paz

  • WHITE= Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, REGION-Cuyo, PROVINCE-Mendoza
  • TOPOGRAPHY-  “Rolling/ Hilly”
  • VITICULTURE-  ? haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers-

ALTA De REO MENDOZA GI.     @

  • WHITE= Chardonnay
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
  • GEOGRAPHY– Argentina, REGION-Cuyo, PROVINCE-Mendoza
  • TOPOGRAPHY-  “Rolling/ Hilly”
  • VITICULTURE-  ?  haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers-

RUSSEL GI.     @Lunlunta

  • WHITE= Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, REGION-Cuyo, PROVINCE-Mendoza, In Maipu DO.(South-West)
  • TOPOGRAPHY-  “Rolling/ Hilly”
  • VITICULTURE-   ?  haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers-

LASHERAS GI.     @Lasheras

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, REGION-Cuyo, PROVINCE-Mendoza
  • TOPOGRAPHY-  “Rolling/ Hilly”
  • VITICULTURE-   ?  haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Casa Bianchi, Manos Negras, Masi(Multi-National), Gascon, Crois(Susan Balbo)

LUJAN De CUYO DOC.      @Lujan de Cujo

  • WHITE= Chardonnay 5%, Chenin Blanc, Riesling
  • RED= Malbec 49%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%, Merlot 5%, Cabernet Franc, Criolla, Petit Verdot, Tannat
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza,  LATITUDE: 33°S
    • South of Mendoza(10km.), “Non-Contiguous”
    • Sub-Zones- Agrelo DO., Las Compuertas DO., Perdriel DO., Ugarteche DO., Vistalba DO.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- “Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly”, On~Rio~Mendoza~
    • SLOPES/ Andes Mountains, +Alt. 700mt. – 1,300mt.
  • SOILS- “Metamorphic”, ”Sedimentary“,  Sand Clay, Small Stones
    • Frank(Mix of Sand, Clay, Calcium Cabonate, Humus)
  • CLIMATE- Desert With Continental Influence, +Diurnal Shifts(+35°)
  • VITICULUTRE- 15,507 haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Alpamanta, Alta Vista, Belasco de Baquedano, Benegas, Chakana, Chandon(Multi-National), Durigutti, Mendel(E.), Pulenta, Weinert(Produces…Estrella)
    • Vineyards- Eolo(16ha.)
  • CULTURE-
    • ACADEMIC~  ~Universiade Nacional de Cuyo~  @Valley de Cuyo
      • *Specialization~ Collaboration With UC. Davis

**Mendoza Images Courtesy of Delong Maps, Purchase Wine Maps at Delongwine.com


LAS COMPUERTAS GI.     @Las Compuertas

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Riesling
  • RED= Cabernet Bouchet, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza, In Lujan de Cuyo DO.(North)
    • South of Mendoza-City(20km.), BORDERS: Vistalba DO.(East)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- “Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly”
    • SLOPES/ Andes Mountains, +Alt.1,100mt., On~Mendoza~River~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic“, Sedimentary, Silt, Clay
    • Frank(Mix of Sand, Clay, Calcium Cabonate, Humus)
  • VITICULTURE-   ?  haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Alta Vista, Durigutti(E.), Luigi Bosca
    • Vineyards- Afincado, Alizarine

VISTALBA GI.     @Lujan de Cuyo

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
  • RED= Bonarda, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza, In Lujan de Cuyo DO.(North)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- “Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly”, SLOPES/ Andes Mountains, +Alt.1,000mt.
  • SOILS- Metamorphic“, Sedimentary, Alluvial, Clay, Sand, Clay
    • Frank(Mix of Sand, Clay, Calcium Cabonate, Humus)
  • VITICULTURE-  ?  haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Fabre Montmayou, Luigi Bosca, Kaiken, Nieto, Malbec de Angeles(E.), Trapiche, Vistalba

PERDRIEL GI.     @Perdriel

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Semillon
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza, In Lujan de Cuyo DO.(North)
    • @Route#40
  • TOPOGRAPHY- “Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly”, On~Mendoza~River~(South)
    • SLOPES/ Andes Mountains, +Alt.900mt.
  • SOILS- “Metamorphic”, ”Sedimentary
    • Loams, Gravel, Clay, With Riverbed Stone Sub-Soil
  • VITICULTURE-  ?  haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers-  Achaval Ferrer(Produces...Finca Mirador, Finca Bella Vista, Finca Altamira), Krontiras, Norton(E.), Terrazas de los Andes(E./ ProducesCheval Blanc), Vino Cobos
    • Vineyards- Marchiori, Uxmal

AGRELO GI.     @Agrelo

  • WHITE= Chenin Blanc, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza, In Lujan de Cuyo DO.(Central)
    • South of Mendoza-City(35km.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- “Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous”
    • SLOPES/ Andes Mountains, +Alt.900mt.-1,000mt.
  • SOILS- Metamorphic“,Sedimentary, Sandy Loam, Gravel
  • CLIMATE-Continental” With “Desert” Influences, +Diurnal Shifts(+40°)
  • VITICULTURE-   ? haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Aleanna, Alto Vista, Argento, Belasco de Baquedano, Borges, Cadus, Casarena, Chakana(E.), Chandon(Multi-National), Decero, Luca, Pulenta(E.), Septima, Susana Balbo(E./Dominio del Plata), Tikal, Trapezio, Vinos Cobos(E.), Vinas la Perdices, Zapata
    • Vineyards- Brioso, Enemigo, Lauren’s, Naoki’s, Owen’s, Remolinos, Serenade, Torcazas, Uxmal

UGARTECHE GI.     @Ugarteche

  • WHITE= Cereza, Chardonnay, Criolla Grande, Semillon
  • RED= Bonarda, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Pinot Noir, Tannat
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza, In Lujan de Cuyo DO.(Central)
    • South of Mendoza-City(40km.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- “Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly”, SLOPES/ Andes Mountains/ Lunlunta Hills, +Alt.900mt.
  • VITICULTURE-  ?  haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Caligiore, Dona Paula, La Posta Angel, Tapiz
    • Vineyards- Paulucci, Salix

CHARCRAS CORIA GI.     @Charcras Coria

  • WHITE=  ?
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza, In Lujan de Cuyo DO.
  • VITICULTURE- ?  haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Canepa Martin, Clos de Chacras, Pulmary

MAYOR DRUMOND GI.     @Mayor Drumond

  • WHITE= ?
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza, In Lujan de Cuyo DO.
  • VITICULTURE-   ? haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Lagarde, Luigi Bosca
    • Vineyards- Finca Drummond


South-West Mendoza

VALLE De UCO      @Tunuyan

  • WHITE= Torrontes, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= Malbec 33%, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Touriga Nacional, Zinfandel
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza(South-West), (55km. Long & 22km. Wide)
    • DEPARTMENTS- San Carlos, Tunuyan, Tupungato
    • Sub-Zones- Altamira GI., La Consulta GI., San Carlos GI., Tupungato GI., Tunuyan DI.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- “Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Uco)”
    • Uco Valley is a Valley That’s In Front of a Small Range (Frontal Cordillera) In Front of a Larger Mountain Range. (Principal Cordillera)
    • SLOPES/ Andes Mountains, +Alt.900mt. to 1,300mt. 1,000mt.-1,200mt.(Sweet Spot)
    • On~Las Tunas/ Tunuyan~River~Tributary~Tupungato~River~
    • VOLCANISM-  ~Mt. Tupungato~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic”, ”Sedimentary”, Alluvial, Clay, Silt, Sand, Gravel, Stony, Limestone
  • CLIMATE- Continental“, +Diurnal Shifts(+40°)
  • VITICULTURAL- 28,000ha. Planted,  (White 20%/ Red 80%)
    • CHALLENGES– Irrigation, Hail
  • CULTURE- PIONEERS~ ~Felipe Rutini~ 1885, Italian Immigrant, One of First People to Plant Vines In the Valley.


**Valle de Uco Images Courtesy of Delong Maps, Purchase Wine Maps at Delongwine.com


TUPUNGATO GI.     @Tupungato

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet, Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza(South-West)
    • In Valle de Uco DO.(North)
    • Sub-Zones- El Peral DO., Gualtallary DO., @Route#40 & #86
    • BORDERS: Tunuyan DO.(South), “Multi-Appellation”,  South of Mendoza-City(65km.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- “Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly”, On~Las Tunas/ Eponymous~River~
    • SLOPES/ Andes/ Sierra del Jaboncillo +Alt.1,000 mt.-1,500mt.,
  • SOILS- Metamorphic”, ”Sedimentary”, Sand, Gravel, Chalk
  • VITICULTURE- 5,250haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Andeluna, Cuatro Manos(Nat.Pro.), Finca Ferrer, Finca Sophenia, Gouguenheim, Masi, Rutini, Salentein, Rutini, Trivento, Vaglio, Zorzal
    • Vineyards– Clima Limite(Zorzal/ 2,000mt.), Los Ponchos
  • CULTURE- “Monks & Monasteries” ~Monasterio del Cristo Orante~

  • La CARRERA GI.      @
    • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza(South-West)
      • In Valle de Uco DO.(North), In Tupungato DO.(NorthWest)
  • SAN JOSE GI.     @San Jose
    • WHITE= ?  |   RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
    • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza(South-West)
      • In Valle de Uco, In Tupungato DO.(North)
    • VITICULTURE-  ?  haPlanted
      • Estates/ Producers- Lurton, Dassault, Rothchild, Rolland, La Posta
  • VILLA BASTIAS GI.     @Villa Bastias
    • WHITE=  ?  |   RED= Malbec
    • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza(South-West),
      • In Valle de Uco DO., In Tupungato DO.(North)
    • VITICULTURE-  ?   haPlanted
      • Estates/ Producers-
  • La ARBOLEDA GI.      @
    • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza(South-West)
      • In Valle de Uco DO.(North), In Tupungato DO.(North-West)
  • EL PERAL GI.      @Tupungato
    • WHITE= ?  |   RED= Malbec
    • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza(South-West)
      • In Valle de Uco DO.(North), In Tupungato DO.(WestCentral,) @Hw.#86
    • VITICULTURE-  ?   haPlanted
      • Estates/ Producers- Bodega Aleanna(Catena)
      • Vineyards- Gran Enemigo
  • GUALTALLARY GI.     @Gualtallary
    • WHITE= Chardonnay 11%, Sauvignon Blanc 3%, Riesling, Torrontes, Viognier
    • RED= Malbec 48%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah
    • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza(South-West)
      • In Valle de Uco DO.(North), In Tupungato DO.(SouthWest)
    • TOPOGRAPHY- “Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly”
      • SLOPES/ Andes Mountains, +Alt.1,000 mt.-1,500mt., On~Las Tunas~River~
    • SOILS- Metamorphic”, ”Sedimentary”, Alluvial, Chark, Limestone
        • Calcareous Depoisits of Marine Fossils
    • CLIMATE- Continental
    • VITICULTURE- 5,245ha./ 2,250haPlanted
      • Estates/ Producers- Altos Las Hormigas, Andeluna, Aleanna, Bemberg, Benegas, Bonnesant, Catena, Dona Paula, El Enemigo, Finca Ferrer(E./317ha.), Finca Sophenia, Gen de Alma, Gen Fuerza Tranquila, Luca, Michelini i Muffato, Passional Wine, Raffy, PerSe, Riglos, Rutini, Sophenia(130ha.), Trapiche, Vinos Potrero, Zuccardi, Zorzal
      • Vineyards- Adrianna(8.8ha.), Ameri, Finca Las Divas, Gran Enemigo, Monasterio
  • CORDON Del PLATA GI.      @
    • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza(South-West)
      • In Valle de Uco DO.(North), In Tupungato DO.(South-East)
  • El ZAMPAL GI.      @
    • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza(South-West)
      • In Valle de Uco DO.(North), In Tupungato DO.(East-Interior)

TUNUYAN GI.     @Tunuyan

  • WHITE=  Chardonnay, Marsanne, Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Pinot Noir, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza(South-West), In Valle de Uco DO.(Central)
    • Sub-Zones- Los Arboles DO., Chacayes DO., Vista Flores DO.
    • BORDERS: Tupungato(North),San Carlos(South), “Multi-Appellation”
  • TOPOGRAPHY- “Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly”, SLOPES/ Andes Mountains, +Alt.800mt.-1,200mt.
    • On~Tunuyan~Rio~(North)
  • SOILS- “Metamorphic”, ”Sedimentary”, “Volcanic, Alluvial, Clay, Rock
  • VITICULTURE 4,550haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Antucura, Salentein

  • SAN PABLO GI.      @
    • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza(South-West)
      • In Valle de Uco DO.(North), In Tunuyan DO.(North)
  • LOS ARBOLES GI.     @Los Arboles
    • WHITE= Chardonnay
    • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
    • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza(South-West)
      • In Valle de Uco DO., In Tunuyan DO.(North-West)
    • VITICULTURE-  ?  haPlanted
      • Estates/ Producers- Navarro Correas, Vinos Cobos
      • Vineyards- Chanarese
  • VILLA SECA GI.      @
    • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza(South-West)
      • In Valle de Uco DO.(North), In Tupungato DO.(North)
  • Las PINTADAS GI.      @
    • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza(South-West)
      • In Valle de Uco DO.(North), In Tupungato DO.(North-West)
  • Los CHACAYES GI.      @
    • WHITE= ?
    • RED= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
    • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza(South-West)
      • In Valle de Uco DO., In Tunuyan DO.(Central)
    • TOPOGRAPHY- “Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly”, +Alt.1,015 mt. -1,300 mt., On~Tunuyan~Rio~
    • SOILS- Metamorphic“, Sedimentary Alluvial Stones, Colluvial Gravel, Sandy Loam, Limestone
    • VITICULTURE-  ?  haPlanted
      • Estates/ Producers- Aleanna, Cadus, Finca Los Carolinos, Piedra Negra, Super Uco, Tinot Negro
      • Vineyards- Finca Vina Vida, Limestone Block
  • Los SAUCES GI.      @
    • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza(South-West)
      • In Valle de Uco DO.(North), In Tupungato DO.(Central-Interior)
  • COLONIA Las ROJA GI.      @
    • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza(South-West)
      • In Valle de Uco DO.(North), In Tupungato DO.(East)
  • CAMPO De Los ANDES GI.      @
    • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza(South-West)
      • In Valle de Uco DO.(North), In Tupungato DO.(South-West)
  • VISTA FLORES GI.     @Vista Flores
    • WHITE= Chardonnay
    • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Syrah
    • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza(South-West)
      • In Valle de Uco DO., In Tunuyan DO.(South)
    • TOPOGRAPHY- “Rolling/ Hilly”, SLOPES/ Andes Mountains, +Alt.1,000mt.
    • VITICULTURE-  ?  haPlanted
      • Estates/ Producers- Bodega de Arte, Cuvelier Los Andes(Nat.Pro.), Diam Andes, Finca el Origen, Michel Rolland, Riglos, Salentein, Piedra Negra(Francois Lurton), Zuccardi
      • Vineyards- Tani, Temis

SAN CARLOS GI.     @San Carlos

  • WHITE= Chardonnay
  • RED= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Melot, Malbec, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza(South-West)
    • Valle de Uco DO.(South), “Multi-Appellation”
    • BORDERS– Tunuyan(North)
    • Sub-Zones- La Consulta DO., Paraje Altamira DO., Eugenio Bustos DO.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- “Rolling/ Hilly”, SLOPES/ Andes Mountains, +Alt.1,000mt., On~Tunuyan~River~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic”, ”Sedimentary
  • VITICULTURE- 8,600haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Aleanna, Finca La Celia, La Luz
    • Vineyards- El Cepillo
  • CULTURE-  First Malbec Grapes From France Where Said to Be Planted Here

  • LA CONSULTA GI.   @La Consulta

    • WHITE= Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Torrontes
    • RED= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Syrah, Tempranillo
    • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza(South-West)
      • Valle de Uco DO.(North),  In San Carlos DO.(North),  @Hw.#40
      • Sub-Zones- Pareje Altamira DO.
    • TOPOGRAPHY- “Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly”
      • SLOPES/ Andes Mountains, +Alt.1,066mt., On~Tunuyan~River~
    • VITICULTURE-   ?  haPlanted
      • Estates/ Producers- Altocedro, Heho, Luca Nico, Rutini, Teho, Zapata
      • Vineyards- Lo Bello, Finca Labored, Nicasia, Rosas Family, Rebon, Tinto Negro, Tomal, Trapiche, Valverde, Zapata
    • PAREJE ALTAMIRA GI.     @La Consulta
      • WHITE= Chardonnay 7%, Sauvignon Blanc 2%, Semillon
      • RED= Malbec 60%, Cabernet Sauvignon 15%, Pinot Noir 4%, Cabernet Franc, Syrah
      • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza(South-West)
        • In San Carlos DO.(North), In La Consulta DO.
      • TOPOGRAPHY- “Rolling/ Hilly”
        • SLOPES/ Andes Mountains, +Alt.1,000mt.-1,400mt., On~Tunuyan~River~
      • SOILS- Metamorphic“, “Sedimentary“, “Volcanic“, Ancient River Bed, Alluvial
      • VITICULTURE- 9,290ha./ 2,786haPlanted
        • Estates/ Producers- Altos las Hormigas, Chakana Ayni, Durigutti, Escorihuela, Finca La Celia, Gimenez Riili, Manos Negras, Los Clop, Son Vida, Susana Balbo Vina las Perdices, Tinto Negros, Trivento, Vino de la Luz, Zuccardi(Finca Piedra)
        • Vineyard- 1955, La Escuela, Iluminado, Piedra Infinita(26 ha.), Toko
  • Los INDIOS GI.      @
    • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza(South-West)
      • In Valle de Uco DO.(North), In San Carlos DO.(West)
    • TOPOGRAPHY- “Rolling”
  • PAMPA El CEPILLO GI.      @
    • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza(South-West)
      • In Valle de Uco DO.(North), In San Carlos DO.(South-Interior)
    • TOPOGRAPHY- “Rolling”
  • EUGENIO BUSTOS GI.     @Eugenio Bustos
    • WHITE=  ?  |   RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
    • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza(South-West)
      • In Valle de Uco DO., In San Carlos DO., @Hw.#40
    • TOPOGRAPHY- “Rolling”
    • VITICULTURE-  ? haPlanted
      • Estates/ Producers- Bodega Tamari
  • CHILLECITO GI.      @
    • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza(South-West)
      • In Valle de Uco DO.(North), In San Carlos DO.(South)
    • TOPOGRAPHY- “Rolling”
  • PAREDITAS GI.      @
    • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza(South-West)
      • In Valle de Uco DO.(North), In San Carlos DO.(South)
    • TOPOGRAPHY- “Rolling”

Central Mendoza

SAN RAFEAL DOC.    @San Rafael

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Semillon
  • RED= Bonarda, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza(Central)
    • South of Mendoza-City(240km.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- “Rolling”, +Alt.450mt.-800mt.
    • On~Diamante/ Atuel/ Grande Rivers~
  • VITICULTURE- ?  haPlanted,  CHALLANGE– Hail
    • Estates/ Producers- Alfredo Roca, Minamia

GENERAL ALVEAR GI.     @General Alvear

  • WHITE= Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza(Central)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- “Rolling”
  • VITICULTURE-   ?  haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers-

MALARGUE GI.     @Malargue

  • WHITE= Chardonnay
  • RED= Malbec
  • GEOGRAPHY- Argentina, PROVINCE-Mendoza(Central)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- “Rolling”
  • VITICULTURE-  ?   ha. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers- Catena Zapata, Norton, Lamadrid, Tapiz, Terraza, Trapiche, Perdriel


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