wineries to visit in Neuquén, Argentina

In the region of Argentine Patagonia, Neuquén stands out as one of the newest and most modern wine-producing cities in the world

 

Surrounded by volcanoes, Neuquén, less than a two-hour flight from Buenos Aires, has fertile soil, constant winds, and low altitude, a combination that provides the wines produced there with the perfect balance between acidity and sugar. The point of entry to the region’s wine route is San Patricio del Chañar, and the tour stops by wineries that offer delightful experiences. The vineyards in the area also stand out for their variety: malbec, pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon, and cabernet franc are a few of the grape species that are grown there. Next, learn about producers that are fascinating for their flavors and scenery.

 

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Bodega Malma

Opened in 2004, it employs cutting-edge technology to produce wine. The highlight is the contrast with the landscape: on one side, the beauty of the vineyards and, on the other, the arid Patagonian steppe.

 

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Bodega del Fin del Mundo

The biggest wine producer in Neuquén is also the oldest in the region: opened in 1999 and with an area of 870 hectares, this pioneer bodega has vineyards open to visitation.

 

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Familia Schroeder

In addition to showing its wine-producing processes, this winery also draws attention for the archaeological treasure found on its grounds: during the construction of the building, they discovered fossils of a 75-million-year-old dinosaur.

 

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Bodega Patritti

The architecture of the cellar stands out for its wavy roof, inspired by the movement of the ocean that once covered the valleys in the region. Its modern storage system has capacity for 396.260 gallons [1.5 million l] of wine.