Roughly 40 miles from the city of Mendoza, in the foothills of the Andes Mountains lays one of the best kept secrets in the Uco Valley; Gouguenheim Winery.

Back in the early 2000s the Argentinian economy crashed, and the country’s wine industry soon followed. But in 2002, Patricio Gouguenheim – born in Argentina to French parents – took an opposite direction to most, entering the wine trade instead of leaving it.

At Gouguenheim Winery vineyards are cultivated at an altitude of more than 3,600 feet. In a region that has a desert climate the vines are irrigated with water from high in the Andes Mountains. This unique terroir allows for optimal fruit ripening, concentrated flavors and varietal character vintage after vintage.

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