Argentina: Wine trade organization

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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The majority of Argentina’s vineyards are in the hands of specialist grape-growers. Wine producers exert increasing control on the grapes they buy, however, and almost all of them own at least some vineyards.

The big factors in the improvement of Argentina’s wines have been the widespread use of foreign consultants, and flying winemakers. Several Argentine winemakers work in the northern hemisphere during harvest, therefore experiencing at least two vintages every year.

Collaboration between private and public sectors has been more successful in Argentina than anywhere else, and has resulted in a promotional plan for Argentine wine up to 2020, and the creation of the Argentine Viticultural Corporation (COVIAR) in which all interested parties are involved.