Argentina is now about the world’s 5th wine producer and has come a long way in the last 20 years. The wine regions sheltered by the Andes, whose soils with local micro climates, produce some superb wines. The main area is around Mendoza, with San Juan and Patagonia playing significant roles, as outside investment continues to build on the tremendous potential. The red wines are led by the Bonarda grape, with the famous Malbec close behind. In whites, Torrontes and Sauvignon Blanc lead the way.