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Wine Country Retreat: Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina

Valle de Uco is a unique place in the world, recognized as one of the 8 Great Wine Capitals, with a pristine environment and ideal year-round weather. Here you can enjoy a magnificent carefree lifestyle at an affordable price while your estate appreciates in value. Imagine owning one of the finest managed vineyard properties anywhere, with your own custom-designed villa surrounded by acres of lush Malbec vines (or the grapes of your choice). Wake up each morning to vibrant views of the pastoral countryside,…

Valle de Uco continues to experience a huge boom- what challenges do they now face?

During 2013 the Valle de Uco area continued to generate news of real estate investment, specifically hotels and ‘owned farm’ projects. The value of the land continues to grow especially with the area being cultivated with vineyards. In the last 10 years the value has increased a huge 96%. With each project that is advertised in this area they talk about values in the thousands, hotels going from between 10 to 50 million dollars, houses on range estancias that are valued at a base level at 400 thousand dollars,…

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…

Chile winemaker Concha y Toro will invest $60 million during 2012

Chile winemaker Concha y Toro will invest $60 million into its own business during 2012, chairman Alfonso Larrain told reporters. Concha y Toro, one of the world’s biggest wine exporters, is focusing its business strategy on premium wines to offset the stronger peso and rising production costs. Concha y Toro reported sales of 87.99 billion Chilean pesos ($180.22 million) during 2012’s first quarter, a 13.5% increase on-year after it acquired Brown-Forman Corp.’s (BFA, BFB) Fetzer Wineyards…