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1,000,000 acre Argentina Campo offered for sale in San Juan

Gateway to South America – Argentina

Press Release

Estancia Punta del Agua – 1,000,000 acres

Location: San Juan, Argentina
Asking USD: Expressions of Interest
Code: ARATF226

Click this link to see the video and Brochure of the property
Hectare: 375,640 ha more or less

40 ha or just under 1 million acres in the North West of Argentina, with potential and feasibility studies for agriculture, cattle ranching, bio fuels, renewable energies and tourism. Strategically located on the bioceanic corredor that crosses Chile, Argentina and Brazil. More detailed information will be available from Gateway to South America.

The largest ever block of freehold land in Argentina is for sale. Estancia Punta del Agua, almost a million acres, in San Juan province in the north west of the country is currently owned by a Group.

Located on the National Route 150, connecting major ports on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts, it is crossed by three major rivers and soon to benefit from significant improvement to the 132 kv electricity grid network.

The estate is three and a half times the size of Hong Kong and totals 989,186 acres of largely agricultural land in an Andean valley known as Valle del Rio Bermejo.

The region of Argentina in which the Estancia is located provides more than 25% of the national Gross Domestic Product, 30% of the national agricultural export, 45% of its cattle stocks and 80% of agricultural machinery production.

In Argentina in terms of wine production, the province of San Juan is second only to Mendoza. It is believed that a major scheme to bring the Estancia into full agricultural production would be supported by the provincial Government.

At its peak in the middle of the 20th century, Estancia Punta del Agua supported about 400 people farming a large area with rudimentary irrigation techniques and cattle grazing supported by the Huaco River. At the time, the San Juan area lacked sufficient infrastructure to enable it to compete against large agro-industrial operations in the regions of Buenos Aires, Santa Fe and Cordoba and the Estancia ceased to be a viable enterprise.

These past barriers to agricultural development in the region have potentially been relieved by extensive investment in a network of international roads and a proposed high power grid network.

The current owners are an internationally based family having had ownership since 1983 and who intend to sell the Estancia to concentrate on other projects. The Estancia is situated in a semi-arid area characterised by mountain ranges and fertile valleys. The soils on the Estancia range from naturally fertile silt soils in the north and centre to more sandy soils in the south. #adp02

In recent history, similar properties in the area have been brought back into production using rudimentary irrigation techniques and the Estancia offers tremendous potential, according to the sales brochure, for modern agricultural production and high-value irrigated crops including sugar beet, alfalfa, olives, vines and sunflowers.

The Estancia’s forest resources include Retamo Forest used for the extraction of wax along with Carob trees, often used for biomass purposes. As a leading exporter of grain, Argentina is uniquely positioned to become one of the world’s largest producers of biofuels. It benefits from the necessary agro-economic conditions for the development of basic raw materials utilised in the production of biomass in addition to large extensions of low-cost land, and a readily available labour source.

Pilot tests for jatropha, castor beans and sugar beet, amongst others, have presented excellent results. Alongside this the high percentage of days of sunshine per year (average 300), means that the installation of solar panels could become an attractive alternative land use to farming.

Price and Inspection

This property is available for inspection now  Any interest should be registered with us to avoid disappointment. There is not an asking price but the vendors will take closed bids at the nominated International offices on the approved forms.


The Gateway Team – When You are Serious About Property

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Geoffrey McRae

About Geoffrey McRae

Geoffrey McRae is the founder of GTSA - Marketing. He is a New Zealander with a strong Agro-business and Real Estate background spanning over 30 years both in his own country and South America. I hope you enjoy reading our news site. Please share it on your social media below.

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  • 05/09/2015

    If you are serious write to [email protected] with more details.

  • 05/09/2015

    ok i will take

  • 01/03/2013

    This property has not been sold but is still available to local buyers only due to the law change stopping foreigners from buying any farm land over 1,000 has. regardless of its productive capacity.

  • 12/02/2013

    HI – I have been informed Punte del Agua for sold ?!
    What is the situation as forreign to purchase and own property on size 4000 HA ?
    look forward to hear, please email me [email protected] – kind regards Fl. HOJER

  • 17/12/2011

    This week the Argentine Government moved to stop foreigner investors buying properties like Estancia Punta del Agua unless they had a local investor involved. Contact us direct for more information on these sort of opportunities.

  • 04/12/2011

    Yes any foreigner can purchase this but should be aware that the law will probably change next year limiting the size of properties that they can buy. ie the opportunity is quickly closing.

  • 04/12/2011

    You can send me an email this is great for a business or investment I will pay $7,000,000 USD and are US citizens allowed to own land there

  • 28/11/2011

    Many of the comments below are misinformed including indications of price. Please contact me if you are genuinely interested in buying this or other similar properties.

  • 01/11/2011

    please send detail about land with rate and procedure for foreign byer

  • 01/11/2011

    Please contact us using our website. or call us on 0054-11-5254-3415. Your email bounced back as being invalid.

  • 01/11/2011

    Please email about the property. How much is it and what would be needed as a good faith deposit. I would like to buy the land. What all would be involved with this purchase, who are the owners of the land and how much control would the state have over this particular area of land.

    Dena Green

  • 31/10/2011

    Hello Mr Geoffrey,

    I hope I am doing this contact with right person, I am very interested to buy this great potential property but confused with informations…

    Would you please email me with more details of this property as much as possible and then if everything seems fine I will like to fly Argentina in terms of complete buying process…

    Also please guide me about buying process including the law in Argentina in terms of buying this land as a foreigner …

    Kind Regards,

    Mohi Uddin

    Mohi Uddin
  • 16/08/2011

    Those people who are genuinely interested in buying this or a similar type property should in the first instance contact me. There has been a lot of misinformation printed about this property which I can correct.

    Geoffrey W McRae [email protected]

  • 28/07/2011

    I need more informatio about this property right away. Thank you.

    Rex Wilson
  • 25/07/2011

    Estate agents Savills along with GTSA – Argentina are offering this 989,000 acre (400,000ha) Estancia Punta del Agua in San Juan for £6 per acre – £6m in total.

    The Estancia is situated in the Valle del Rio Bermejo, a river valley fed by the Rio Bermejo and the Rio Huaco.

    Savills says the land would be suitable for agriculture, as the estate has the two rivers running through it and 300 days of sunshine.

    It would also be suitable for vines, government agronomists INTA (Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Agropecuaria) said.

    ‘The climate is excellent for growing high-end red wines grapes because it has good temperature alternation between day and night,’ INTA said in a report, adding they thought ‘the slopes of the Sierras de Valle Fertil are promising, particularly with underground water or streams for growing high-end grapes and olives.’

    Savills said, ‘With soil reports showing vast areas of silt soils, and the potential of tapping into one of the largest aquifers in Argentina, the Estancia needs an investor who understands agriculture and has the capital to invest after the purchase in a scheme of works to bring the land into line with 21st century farming techniques.’

    One expert however suggested that there would not be nearly enough water to irrigate.

    Alejandro Sejanovich, former vineyard director for renowned Argentinian producer Catena, and now a consultant winemaker and owner of the Manos Negras winery in San Juan, was sceptical.

    ‘You would need to do a water analysis as there can be problems with salinity. It is also a very warm area – you would need about 80,000 litres of water per day per hectare to grow grapes – that’s about four times the volume of the San Juan river.’

    Sejanovich agreed you could grow grapes, ‘but not of a high quality. You could produce good volume of Tannat or Syrah – or very cheap Malbec.’

    Another issue would be setting up the infrastructure. As Savills said, there is electricity but no buildings or roads. The area was last farmed 25 years ago and was deserted in the rural depopulation during the late 1980s.

    A final hurdle for foreigners, Sejanovich said, would be the hugely complicated new laws around foreign ownership of land.

  • 22/06/2011

    Hello Henry,
    In Argentina today, there are no restrictions to acquire farmland and buying is very straightforward.
    For now there are only bills drafts that will surely take considerable time to be discussed.
    The proposed measures in Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay are fairly mild and in line with most other countries around the world. None of these countries proposes to ban land sales to private or public foreign capital, nor to regulate land use, nor to repossess land that has already been sold.
    However, investors should hurry up since the window of investment opportunities of a life time, such as acquiring a property the size and with the possibilities of Estancia Punta del Agua, is fast closing.
    Best regards

  • 22/06/2011

    I have read on another blog that say that Argentina has changed the law preventing foreigners from buying farms over 1,000 hectares. Is that true or wishful thinking?

    Henry Newcomb
  • 22/06/2011

    It may become a transit hub, sitting as it does across the new transcontinental highway from Porto Alegre in Brasil to the Pacific coast.
    It is classically situated – like the mid-west towns on the North American transcontinental rail route that made their fortunes as rail hubs in the 19th century. And as the goods transported are too heavy for air transport, it will not become a ghost community as times change.

    If this ocean-to-ocean road trade route succeeds (and I see no reason why it will not; unlike the trans-Amazonian highway), it will become the obvious location for a mixed economy town, with sufficient energy, water, and a lot of land for agric., forest, ranching.
    Needs much work but with location, location, and location, there is a fortune to be made here.
    Thinks: “Wish I had the capital”.

    Geoff Ward
  • 20/06/2011

    Hi Sid, If you click the highlighted links beside the word “Code:” at the top of the page you can see a video on the property and the with the second link see a pdf with more information. This link is having very high traffic currently so if you cant view it wait a couple of minutes and try again.
    Contact me direct for detailed information.
    Geoffrey [email protected]

  • 11/06/2011

    Molino construido en 1785 Por Suarez y Poblete Chileno de Rancagua … Aquí vivió Eusebio J. Dojorti Maximo poeta Sanjuanino, restaurado recientemente este Monumento histórico Nacional representa un hito en la paesía tradicional del Norte Sanjuanino.Jachal y su municipalidad finalizó las obras de restauración haciendolo funcionar luego de mucas décadas. Este monlino es acera Estancia Punta del Agua.