More Brazilians Buying Vineyards in Argentina & Uruguay

Patrick Archer aruba, foreign investment, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, uruguay, wine & vineyards

Exactly one year ago, we shared the news that Mendoza is now the second-most popular destination for Brazilians in Argentina after Buenos Aires. According to the Ministry of Tourism, the southern region of Mendoza was the most sought after in January with San Rafael topping the list of visitors and hotel occupancy with 92%. Now, one year later, it seems many Brazilians are …

Messi By The Glass: Argentine Wine Inspired By The World’s Greatest Player

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, lifestyle, wine & vineyards

Like fine wine, Rosario native and Barcelona striker Leo Messi only gets better with age, so it seems only fitting that the world’s greatest futbol player have his own bottle of wine. That’s the idea behind “Leo,” a new collection from the Valentin Bianchi Winery in San Rafael, Mendoza. The 24-year-old, multiple Ballon d’Or winner has proven his ability to …

San Rafael Celebrates The Wines, Surging Tourism and Beauty of Mendoza

Patrick Archer competitiveness, culture, lifestyle, tourism, wine & vineyards

We will remember 2011 in Argentina for many things, and one of the best was the weekend we fell in love with San Rafael, Mendoza. Our original trip in April was followed by a return trip in July. Sandwiched in between our visits was San Rafael being named one of the World’s Best Places to Retire by no less an authority …

What Do You Need to Become a Winemaker in Argentina?

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

From Bono to De Niro, the list of ricos y famosos buying their own private vineyards in Argentina keeps getting longer, as global appreciation and demand for Argentine wines continue to soar. But you don’t have to be the frontman for rock’s top-grossing act or the world’s greatest living actor to own your own vineyard and bottle your own private …

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 …