Buenos Airs wine is most enjoyable as it comes from some of the finest growing regions in South America, that just so happen to be located right within Argentina. Wine tasting in Buenos Aires is a favorite pastime for residents and tourists alike as there is always a steady stream of new varietals coming from the likes of Mendoza, Salta, and Cafayate. You will learn on any Buenos Aires wine tours that you might take that, besides the indigenous wines of Argentina, there are all kinds of varieties of wine that make their way to the country on the western estuary of the Rio de la Plata, from places such as Chile, Venezuela, and Uruguay. That said, there are over ten distinctive wine regions within Argentina that produce wines unique to that region.
Perhaps the most popular area for Buenos Aires wine tours is the Mendoza region. This section of Argentina is quite commonly referred to as wine country. It is a picturesque and charming region that is flanked by the snow-capped Andes. It receives around 300 days of sunshine every year and is conducive to expert wine making. The bodegas and wineries in which the various wines are produced are major tourist attractions. Visits to the wine region are the most prevalent source of income for the area. If you are planning on taking Buenos Aires wine tours, this would be a fantastic place to start your exciting journey.
The Salta and Cafayate wine regions are also excellent places to experience the finest in Buenos Aires wine and, in general, wine from around the region. The grapes that are grown here are perfectly ripened by nearly year-round sunshine, perfect temperatures, and just enough precipitation to quench, but not overgrow the grapes. The Malbec, Chardonnay, Syrah, Torrontes, and Cabernet Sauvignon that come out of this region are high quality. Wine tasting in Buenos Aires usually involves at least one or two of the brilliant wines that are born in this region. You can make a full week or weekend out of a Buenos Aires wine trip. There are a range of charming accommodations including villas, farmhouses, and bed and breakfasts in Mendoza, Salta and Cafayate, and the other wine regions of Argentina, including La Rioja, Jujuy, Catamarca, Rio Negro, and La Pampa.
When you stay in Buenos Aires, you will quickly discover that the Malbec is the king of all reds in Argentina. Although this wine originated in France, it was the grape that best adapted to the fertile soil in Argentina, and has become notorious for being the country’s finest varietal when it comes to wine. Other reds that make their way into any wine tasting in Buenos Aires include the local Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah. For lovers of white wine visiting Buenos Aires, you must try the Torrontes, a flavorful wine originally from the Mediterranean, most commonly paired with many fish and seafood dishes at restaurants in Argentina. This wine is usually grown in the Salta and Cafayate regions. You cannot go wrong with any of the wine that you will be offered in Buenos Aires, and the great part is that, on the whole, it is inexpensive.