The wine in Argentina has a strong foothold in Argentine tradition and famous regions like Mendoza have produced high quality wine for centuries now. It is an important Argentine export with certain labels such as Malbec and Torrontes dominating the global wine markets.
Every year, the Palermo neighborhood of Buenos AIres becomes the home of the largest wine fair in Argentina. From the 4-7 September this year Vinos y Bodegas will host the twelfth edition of their annual exhibition in the renowned La Rural on Avenida Santa Fe 4201. Vineyards from all over the nation present their labels and with over a thousand different wines to sample, grape connoisseurs flock to enjoy four wonderful days of quality control. The Vinos y Bodegas faithful that arrive every year, new consumers and the wine experts come together to discover and share knowledge in this unique event. Wine-swilling is combined with specialist seminars and demonstrations to offer visitors a fulfilling experience in viniculture. And wine-lovers can indulge further by taking a guided tour around the exhibition.
The Buenos Aires Wine Festival is a great way to get inspired as you consider taking a wine tour in Mendoza and it also allows wine-growers not only to brandish their best grapes and share samples, but to promote commercial business. During these three exclusive days Argentine companies interact with foreign companies so that expositors can team up in the business sector with restaurants, wineries, supermarkets and distributors from all over the country.
With the new edition of the Vinos y Bodegas this year, there will be an emphasis on ´Limited Products´ and the production of sparkling wine. This has been done with the aim of adding a new dimension to the wine-tasting and in an attempt to attract specialized publicity so that visitors can enjoy a new and improved experience.
This event has become very popular in Buenos Aires in recent years. In 2012, 35 million people attended the fair to try their fancy in wine representing more than 1000 labels originating from over 75 different wineries. This bares testament to Vinos y Bodegas being a traditional celebration that should not be missed if you are in Buenos Aires in September. Of course, for those interested in visiting Mendoza, Say Hueque Tours offers some great tours and wine tastings in Mendoza.