Top 100 white wines of San Juan

Discover the top 100 best white wines of San Juan as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the white wines that are popular in San Juan and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of San Juan

San Juan is an important Argentinean wine-producing area, producing wines of increasing quality using traditional European Grape varieties. The wine region of San Juan covers the administrative area of the same name in the north-western corner of Argentina. The province sits between Mendoza and La Rioja, and is almost entirely contained within the mountainous foothills of the Andes. In terms of production Volume, San Juan is Argentina's second-largest wine region after Mendoza.

It accounts for 17 percent of the national Vineyard">Vineyard area with 32,274 hectares (79,752 acres) recorded by the National Viticulture Institute in 2019. About half of the province's agricultural land is devoted to vineyards. Vineyards lie in a series of valleys across the center-west of San Juan. The most important area of production is the Tulum Valley.

Other subregions include the Zonda Valley and the high-quality Pedernal Valley. San Juan Grape Varieties Syrah and the ever-present Malbec are the foremost varieties in terms of prestige. In terms of vineyard area, red grapes account for just under 38 percent of the total, with white grapes at 26 percent. The 2019 Annual Surface Report of the National Viticulture Institute recorded the main varieties.

News from the vineyard of San Juan

Walls: Tasting Hermitage 2001 20 years on

In 2001, George W. Bush was sworn in as the 43rd President of the United States. Meanwhile in the UK, Tony Blair led the Labour Party to its second landslide victory. A lot can change over the course of 20 years. According to many Rhône winemakers and wine collectors, this is how long a bottle of Hermitage should lay undisturbed until you open it. Is it really worth the wait? I recently tasted 11 Hermitage 2001s – seven red, two white, two sweet – to test the 20 year hypothesis and see how these ...

Rhône 2020 En Primeur: full vintage report and top-scoring wines

In brief: Rhône 2020 En Primeur Northern Rhône 2020: 4.5/5 A reliably fresh, balanced and approachable vintage – a return to classicism after a series of powerful years. Excellent white wines. Southern Rhône: 4/5 Fresh, juicy and immediate reds with lower alcohol than recent years, though some lack concentration. Beautiful white wines. ‘These are wines that will provide huge amounts of pleasure, straight out of the gate. It is that rare thing – an excellent vintage for early drinking.̵ ...

Are Bordeaux and Napa close to ‘tipping point’ on global warming? – Study

Writing in the Oeno One journal, researchers said climate data showed a significant increase in average growing season temperatures in both Napa and Bordeaux, particularly since the 1980s. So far the warmer conditions have generally contributed to better average wine quality, noted the authors, from the University of Bordeaux’s ISVV Institut des Sciences de la Vigne et du Vin and UC Davis. Yet, they questioned how long this would continue. The authors said: ‘In Napa and Bordeaux, viticulture has ...