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Mendoza, 8th Wine Capital of the World
In November 2005, Mendoza was declared 8th Wine Capital of the world, being thus included in the Global Wine Net (Great Wine Capitals, GWC) composed of cities of several parts of the world such as Melbourne, Bordeaux, San Francisco, Napa Valley, Porto, Florence, Rioja, Bilbao and Cape City.

Mendoza features excellent conditions for viticulture and wine making. Wide thermal amplitude varies from one region to another and each varietal is produced accordingly. There are 5 wine making regions classified according to the oasis where each of them is located. Besides, the province is strategically located as it is on the bi-oceanic route communicating Chile and Brazil. This places it in Mercosur’s main axis.

This region comprises 70% of Argentine wine production. There are around 150,000 cultivated hectares and the largest number of wineries of the country; around 1,300 wineries are located in the Mendocinean territory.