Last updated on December 31st, 2018 at 12:01 pm
You are a wine lover, and it’s time you combined your passion for flavors with the taste of the best South American wines. Wines from South America are conquering the world! They feature longevity capacity, fruit, structure, and character. Best of all, a great price has put Argentina and Chile on the world’s map for tourism. Uruguay also enchants visitors for its peoples’ generosity, good mood, good food, beautiful beaches and estancias in the interior and also its wines. Uruguayos can make pretty much any kind of white or red wine, from the lightest to the heaviest, but always delicious ones.
Chile and Argentina wines have created better cities, communities, businesses along the way. Chile has become a hit with wines based on Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere whereas Argentina has been labeled the world’s capital for the French-born grape Malbec.
Chile and Argentina can also produce outstanding wines from other very famous grapes. Their origins come from very far away and from other regions. Many of these are off-the-radar such as the wine regions of Salta in Argentina. Salta has been making high altitude wines for centuries. Wine buffs know that these very high altitudes are responsible for incredibly complex and interesting wines. This is probably the best unknown wine region in Argentina.
The Maule and Limari valleys in Chile are also not well known amongst treasure hunters. While they lack the fame Casablanca or Maipo, they can feature wines from all ranges white to red and from light to full-body wines.
Great reds from South America that we love and recommend are Nebbiolo, Pinot Noir, Gamay, Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo, and Syrah. The very classy white ones such as Torrontes in Argentina come in many taste and aromas. Chardonnay, Riesling, and Sauvignon Blanc which come from the Chilean southern valleys, such as Biobio and Malleco, will blow you away for their great quality and outstanding prices.
SouthAmerica.travel has taken many clients and friends on unforgettable wine tours in Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. Our wine tours go beyond the usual rushy wine tour. Learn about the traditional practices of wine culture and meet the wine owners and wine growers on your tour. The connection with nature, the landscapes around wineries, and the sheer joy that come from taking those tours couldn’t make us more proud for serving you all.
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Curious about South American Wine? We’re here to help answer any of your questions! Please contact an Expert Travel Consultant. This entry was written by our very own Carlos de Toledo . He originally comes from Brazil, but now calls Seattle home. He is our resident Enófilo, which is a Portuguese and Spanish word for a connoisseur of wines.