San Rafael Mendoza Is Having Its Moment

Patrick Archer foreign investment, real estate, tourism, wine & vineyards

We already know Montevideo is Having Its Moment, so what is it about San Rafael? Ever since a CNN Money study came out naming the Mendoza city one of the four best places to retire in the world, media coverage and investor buzz has been building about this picturesque slice of Argentine wine heaven also known as Bonarda Country. While the …

WSJ: More Americans Discover New Life in Argentina

Patrick Archer creative class, entrepreneurs, foreign investment, lifestyle, real estate, wine & vineyards

The Wall Street Journal’s ongoing series of travel stories from Americans living abroad touches down today in Argentina. Having lived and worked in Arizona, California, Colorado and New York, Yvonne and Tom Phelan were finally ready to settle down in 2007. Unfortunately, their lifelong dream of owning a vineyard in Napa Valley was priced out of reach, so they headed …

The Grapes of Wrath: Why Napa’s Loss Is Argentina’s Gain

Patrick Archer average prices, foreign investment, real estate, wine & vineyards

There’s nothing like a recession to test the limits of discretionary spending and consumer willingness to downshift to more affordable products and services. This has been especially true for U.S. wine lovers who, according to Bloomberg’s Dan Levy, are often passing up Super Premium and Ultra Premium wines in favor of “cheaper imports from countries such as Chile, Argentina and …