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The San Juan wine region is the second largest of the country after it’s southern neighbor, the Mendoza province (more information of the Mendoza wine region here).
The arid region dedicates almost half of its agricultural land to vineyards ,which, due to the dry climate, is irrigated by the San Juan and Jachal rivers as well as with Andes meltwater. The most important area of production is Valle del Tulum, which lies to the center south of the province, and a secondary area of production is situated in the Ullum and Zonda Valleys.
Although the characteristic grape of the region is the Cereza grape, used to make slightly sweet wines, juices and raisins, the viticultural development of the area has increased the grape spectrum and quality. For red wines, Bondarda, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Syrah and for white wines, Chardonnay, Voigner, Torrontes and Sauvignon Blanc are produced.
For a special sample of Argentine wines, accompanied by snacks from HG Restaurant, don’t miss our weekly tastings every Thursday starting at 7PM at Fierro Hotel. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220 6800. firstname.lastname@example.org.