When talking about where a wine comes from, there are two distinct categories: “New World” and “Old World.” Old World refers to the countries from which viticulture originated, Italy, France, and Spain for example. The tradition of viticulture was brought to the New World from Europe by immigrants from these countries. The New World wine regions include, among others, California, New Zealand, and, in South America, both Chile and Argentina.
In Argentina, the most important wine region is Mendoza, recognized internationally for quality wines, especially from the emblematic grape variety of Argentine, Malbec. In Mendoza, strong ancestral connections with the cultures of Italy, Spain, and France have formed the base of viticulture here, with each country brining its own traditions, knowledge, and history of wine to the region.
The Argentine government has named various Wine Routes (Rutas de Vino) in each wine region, and in Mendoza, lies the “Cradle of Wine” (Maipú), the “Land of Malbec” (Luján de Cuyo), and the region of high-altitude wines (Uco Valley). Considering the importance of these regions, we offer tours to highlight each one.