9th – ranked global producer (2016)
According to the most recent numbers from the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (IOVW), Argentina’s 9.4 million hectolitres (over 100 million cases of wine) production ranks it just behind South Africa and Chile, and ahead of Germany and Portugal in terms of overall wine production. For the sake of comparison, production from Italy and France were at 50.9 and 43.5 million hectolitres, respectively, in 2016.
Annual exportation (2016)
2.6 million hectolitres
Argentinians drink roughly 88% of their national wine production.
220,848 hectares in 2017
A 9.8% increase since 2000
Over 70% of the country’s wineries are located in the Mendoza region, which has wineries on its plains as well as some at altitude at the foot of the Andes Mountains. The San Juan district bottles 21% of the country’s production, with the following regions trailing far behind it: La Rioja (3.5%), Patagonia (2%) and Salta (1.5%).
The Top-10 most planted grapes
- Torrontés riojano
- Sauvignon blanc
- Pinot noir
Over the past two decades, the Malbec cepage has experienced the most growth, doubling its vines—and then some! It presently represents 20% of all Argentinian grapes planted, regardless of grape colour or wine style.