A Country to Be Discovered
Argentina. The birthplace of Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, Ernesto Sábato, René Favaloro, Juan Manuel Fangio, Pérez Esquivel, Luis Federico Leloir, Lionel Messi; the land of tango, soccer, passion, asado, empanadas, friendship and wine.
A noble drink enjoyed generation after generation, wine is part of our national heritage. It brings together our culture of hard work and dedication and the joy of an encounter with others in every sip you take from the glass. Argentina's national drink since 2010, wine has always been part of our economy and meals. A proof of that is that by the end of the 60s, annual consumption was 90 liters per capita.
With an area of 3,761,274 km2, Argentina is the second largest country in South America, and the eighth in the world. It boasts a great diversity of landscapes, from ice fields to dry lands, from mountainous reliefs to plateaus and plains, from steppes to woods and jungles. A large number of rivers flow across the country into the Atlantic. To the west lie the Andes, the world’s second highest mountain range after the Himalayas, where Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas, can be found.
Among Argentina’s wonders are amazing places such as Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia and the Iguazú Falls.
Argentine economy originally relied on an agricultural and livestock export model, which was prevalent from colonial times to the first decades of the twentieth century. Agriculture constitutes one of the most important economic activities in Argentina, followed by cattle raising, mining, energy, industries and fishing. Argentina also enjoys ideal weather, geographic and cultural conditions for the development of the wine industry.
The late recognition earned by our wines worldwide has turned Argentina into a New World wine producing country. However, our country is virtually an extension of the Old World countries: we have inherited the knowledge brought by the first growers who came from Europe. Old and new, it is not exclusively one or the other: it is something else, something paradoxical, complex and rich by nature.
The new old.
We are defined by our contradictions.
Cursed blessings that make us unique.
Just like our wines, a fundamental piece of our culture.
Our avant-garde tradition has started to show the world the majestic simplicity of its products.
Like people, like wine.
Data of Interest
The Argentine Republic
Population: 42 million
Capital: Buenos Aires
Official Language: Spanish
Indigenous Languages: Araucano, Guaraní, Quechua
Total Area: 1,452,235 sq mi (3.761.274 sq km)
Geographic Coordinates: 34°40' S 58°24' W
Territorial Organization: 23 provinces and the autonomous city of Buenos Aires
Time Zone: GMT-3 - Argentina is three hours behind Greenwich Mean Time
Population Density: 14.4 inhabitants per sq km
Political System: Federal Representative Republic
Life Expectancy: 73 years (men), 80 years (women)
GNI per capita: 15.347 USD
Religion: no official religion. Apart from Catholicism, the most widespread religion, more than 2500 worships coexist harmoniously.
Local Currency: Peso ($, ARS) 1 peso = 100 cents
Internet Domain: .ar
Country Code for International Calls: +54
Gentilic: Argentine, Argentinian (also Argentinean)
Electricity: 220V 50Hz alternating current
System of Measurement: Decimal Metric System
Unit of length: Meter (m)
Unit of Weight: Kilogram (kg)