The Vines of Mendoza

Architecture and Mendoza Wineries


Wineries are often synonymous with cutting edge technology, not only with winemaking techniques but also for the winery's architecture. I came across this blog that describes the phenomena for modern architecture that is now taking place in Mendoza. The article covers the architecture of bodegas Achaval Ferrer, Septima, Salentein and Belasco del Baquedano.

As I ruminated over some of my favorite wineries, the possibilities are quite endless. There has been a bit of a renaissance for modern architecture here, possibly because it is much less expensive to construct a winery, i.e. you can build a winery for 5 million that would cost 15 million in the US, as well as have competitive world class wines. Increasingly, foreign investors are building their dream wine empire in Argentina and most of the newest, technologically advanced wineries are located in the Uco Valley.

Some of the other wineries that you should visit if you are an architecture enthusiast include: O.Fournier, which is a modern marvel of a spaceship winery, the bodega Catena Zapata which harkens back to the days of the Mayan empire, Decero, Carlos Pulenta, Pulenta Estate that all lend themselves to clean modern minimalism and of course all of the Clos de los Siete wineries, which are unique unto themselves.

If you need any recommendations, be sure to contact us or visit our Tasting room, we have all the best insider tips.

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