was the first country in America where the vine bore
its fruit. Later on, Mexican vines were taken to the
United States and to Peru.
Vines were introduced in Argentina back in the XVI century.
One of the most widespread versions states that few
years after the foundation of Mendoza, wine production
had progressed remarkably and this was ascribed to Pedro
del Castillo – the first founder of Mendoza- who
is thought to have introduced the vine from Chile.
Today, Mendoza is the province with the highest wine
production of the country, with an ever-growing presence
in the international market.