Patagonia - Río Negro
The most southern region in Argentina and in the continent is not an exception when it comes to grapes. On the contrary, it is becoming one of the most promissory zones for the elaboration of finest wines, mainly Pinot Noir and Merlot, with its productive oasis surrounding Parallel 39° South (Neuquén and Río Negro)
Wine production in Río Negro is concentrated in the Alto Valley (High Valley), one of the richest valleys in Argentina, famous for its fruit production (mainly pear and apple).
The great environmental purity is one of the characteristics of this region, apart for the big thermal amplitude between day and night, which favors the concentration of fruits.
As far as tourism is concerned, this region is in constant growth. Here, visits to wineries may be combined with visits to fruit establishments.