Patagonia is the most southerly wine producing region of Latin America, lying to the south of Mendoza and Las Pampas. With considerable new investment, Argentinian Patagonia is fast emerging as the country’s most exciting cool climate vineyard, making elegant wines with balance and complexity in contrast to the more masculine reds of Mendoza. The region includes two important wine producing provinces, Neuquen to the west, at over 300m altitude beneath the Andes Mountains, and the Rio Negro, which follows the long valley of the same name towards the Atlantic Ocean. These are semi arid, aluvial desert vineyards which benefit from constant sun and breezes that help mitigate disease. The vines are able to produce cool climate varierals including Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc with good aroma and concentration as well as perfect levels of acidity.