Malbec and More: Exploring Argentina's Fabled Wine Making Heritage

Argentina's rich wine making heritage dates back to the early 16th century, putting it in an entirely different league than neighboring new-world producers Chile and Brazil. Spanish settlers planted the first specimens of Vitis vinifera in monastic vineyards throughout Argentina's central, western and northeastern regions. Soon, an extensive agricultural irrigation system of ditches and canals, modeled after the Incas, drew water from melting Andes snowcaps into reservoirs that are still utilized to this day by vineyards granted government-regulated water licenses. Water access is crucial since most vineyards grow in semi-arid conditions with rainfall rarely exceeding 10 inches per year.

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