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Argentina’s ‘Napa Valley’- Valle de Uco

On the eastern side of the Andes, in the region of stunning foothills and high plains, is Argentina’s Napa Valley. The Uco Valley, in Mendoza, has rapidly become one of the most talked about and exciting wine regions in the southern hemisphere. Originally created as a stopping point in the crossing of the Andes on the commercial route from Río de la Plata to Chile’s Santiago, Mendoza has become the largest wine producing area in Latin America, claiming 70% of Argentina’s wines. The Uco Valley with its…

Argentine Wines – Key Growing Regions Updated

Argentine Wines – Key Growing Regions Updated Argentina’s grape growing areas are divided into three main regions that mostly follow the country’s long western border along the Andes Mountains. Northwest/Norte — High altitude Salta Meaning “very beautiful”, Salta’s vineyards are located in the desert-like Calchaquí Valley and have the Andes’ highest peaks in the background. * Vineyard altitude is 4,200 – 9,842’ * Highest vineyard in world at 9,842’ in Colomé * Average annual…

More foreigners investing in vineyards in Mendoza

Aziz Abdul has come a long way from his humble background in Asia to build a sprawling wine chateau in this beautiful Andean nation that is home to star footballers like Digeo Maradona and Lionel Messi. Born to a Tamil father and a half-Vietnamese mother, Aziz can speak fluent Spanish and Vietnamese. ‘I am a foreigner in any country’, he beams with a smile when asked to which country he belonged. #adp02 Aziz has named his chateau Hana, a combination of the initials of his two daughters, wife and…