LUJAN DE CUYO
With more than 392,484 acres of vineyards, Mendoza is Argentina’s foremost wine producing province; the heart of the Argentine wine trade. It is where more than 80% of all Argentine wine is made. The province features an enviable array of grape varieties, many of which are grown at very high altitudes: from 1,640ft to 4,921ft above sea level.
Mendoza´s basic viticulture can be divided into three large regions where there is a multiplicity of very different terroirs, each with its own altitude and soil characteristics. These terroirs, coupled with Mendoza’s long, dry and mild autumn, enable wine producers and oenologists to realise their dreams of producing the wines they want to make like Viñalba, as it enables us to harvest according to our preferred level of grape ripeness, without being constricted by the weather.
The location of Viñalba’s first vineyards. This area is found in one of the two avenues coming out of the basin of Mendoza city in the central Mendoza region. Central Mendoza has the longest tradition for producing fine wine and like Viñalba many famous producers have established wineries in this region. Lujan de Cuyo has developed a reputation for particularly good Malbec; the average age of the vines here has been a contributing factor to the quality of the wines. Viñalba’s Malbec vineyards are among the oldest in Argentina, planted in 1908.