is a province of Argentina located to the west of the country and covering an area of 148,827 km2. It borders the province of San Juan to the north, San Luis to the east, La Pampa and Neuquén to the south, and Chile to the west. The province backs on to the Andes and the vineyards are located at their foot, at an altitude of between 800 and 1,700 metres. The most important wine growing terroirs are found in the province of Mendoza which alone produces over 60% of Argentine wines. In 2008, the Mendoza
region boasted over 144,000 hectares of vineyards.
The Province of Mendoza, located in the centre-west of Argentina, enjoys a warm, dry climate. The nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium-rich soils are made up of loose sandy-clay at altitude. The province is also fed by 4 major rivers descending from the Andes. Irrigation has been an important factor in the development of vineyards in this region. Mendoza wines are produced from Chardonnay, Torrontés, Sauvignon, Chenin, Viognier and Semillon for the whites, and Malbec, Bonarda, Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon for the reds.
The quality of the wines of Mendoza can be discovered in the offerings from Bodega Poesia, Bodega Lopez, Luigi Boscala, Bodega Monteviejo and Weinert.
More informations on the website of the wines of Mendoza