Bodega del Fin del Mundo Enters Luxury Residential Arena

Patrick Archer agribusiness, average prices, creative class, lifestyle, real estate, wine & vineyards

Luxury residential developments offering private vineyard ownership and private label winemaking are nothing new in Argentina, but it is interesting when well established vineyards make their initial foray into the private ownership arena. Such is the case with Clos del Fin del Mundo, a new luxury residential offering from award-winning Bodegas del Fin del Mundo. Unveiled earlier this week, the 120-hectare …

NYC Investors Acquire Major Mendoza Real Estate Development

Patrick Archer agribusiness, lifestyle, real estate, us companies, visionaries, wine & vineyards

A high-profile residential vineyard development south of Mendoza City just received a major boost of cash and confidence from a large New York shareholder who is taking control of the entire development. Manhattan-based real estate developers Youngwoo & Associates (YWA) are taking over the 2,000-acre Santa Maria de los Andes (SMdlA) project in Agrelo, a gorgeous Mendoza terroir with breathtaking views of the …

Mendoza Produced 69% Of Argentina’s Wine Harvest

Patrick Archer agribusiness, aruba, lifestyle, real estate, wine & vineyards

2013 was a good year for Mendoza vineyards, as production surged back to historical levels following a disappointing 2012. The 2013 Argentina wine harvest resulted in 28.51 million quintals (100 kilograms) of grapes, a 28% increase over the 22.30 million quintals harvested in 2012, according to Cronista. The 2013 rebound was something to celebrate following the 2012 harvest which was …

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 …

Brazil’s Importance Keeps Rising for Argentina Wine Exports, Tourism

Patrick Archer agribusiness, global rankings, real estate, tourism, wine & vineyards

The Portuguese accents and “Muito Obrigados” covering the Masters of Food & Wine barrel in the lobby of the Park Hyatt Mendoza were a good clue earlier this year. Now, mid-year wine export numbers and a Trapiche study of consumption habits confirm Brazil’s untapped upside as a consumer of Argentine wine and wine tourism. On assignment in Mendoza, Luiz Guimares of …