With record participation, Wines of Argentina will be present at ProWein 2018

Forming part of the strategy of the institution and working jointly work with the national government to promote Argentine wine in the world.

Wines of Argentina, the institution responsible for the promotion of the “Vino Argentino” brand in the world, together with the Argentine Agency of Investments and International Trade, will once again be present at ProWein in Düsseldorf, Germany from 18 to 20 March. It is an excellent opportunity to strengthen commercial relations with the importers and distributors of the most important wines in Europe and the world.

This year Argentine participation will be up 48% on the previous edition, setting a record with more than 140 wineries in the national pavilion or with their own stand. This success is the result of strategic work carried out between Wines of Argentina and various government entities, which also foresee the presence at other international fairs such as Vinexpo NY, Vinexpo HK and Chengdu as part of an institutional campaign to promote different markets for Argentinian wines.

Alberto Arizu, president of Wines of Argentina, said that “the work WofA is doing is aimed at continuing to look for opportunities for Argentine wine to reach the whole world and for the most important importers and distributors to know the quality of our main export product” .

ProWein represents a great opportunity for Argentinian wineries to present their products to more than 58,000 professionals, generating recognition and raising the perception of consumers about our flagship product.

The constant evolution of Argentine viticulture will be something that Wines of Argentina will try to reflect in this edition. Thanks to the systematic study of terroirs, a new generation of producers has initiated a regionalisation process that unites unrivalled terroirs with classic and native varietals, combining traditional practices with cutting-edge technology.

These wineries will be present at ProWein 2018 together with Wines of Argentina:

Achaval Ferrer
Alpamanta Estate
Alta Vista
Andeluna Cellars
Angulo Innocenti Viticultores
Antonio Mas Wines
Bodega Amalia
Bodega Antigal
Bodega Atamisque
Bodega Benegas
Bodega Claroscuro
Bodega Cruzat
Bodega del Fin del Mundo
Bodega Diamandes
Bodega Elvira Calle
Bodega Gieco
Bodega Iaccarini
Bodega Los Toneles
Bodega Raffy
Bodega Séptima
Bodega Sin Fin
Bodega Vistalba
Bodega y Cavas de Weinert
Bodegas Budeguer
Bodegas Escorihuela
Bodegas Fabre
Clos de Chacras
Corazón del Sol
Corbeau Wines
Cuarto Dominio
Domaine Bousquet
Familia Blanco Wines
Familia Mayol
Félix Lavaque
Finca Buenaventura
Finca Flichman
Finca Sophenia
Funckenhausen Vineyards
Garbin Estate
Gauchezco Vineyard & Winery
Hacienda del Plata
Huarpe Wines
Huentala Wines
Humberto Canale
La Rural / Rutini Wines
Laureano Gomez
Los Haroldos
Maal wines
Manos Negras
Marcelo Pelleriti Wines
Mi Terruño
Otaviano Bodega & Viñedos
Pascual Toso
Piattelli Vineyards
Pulenta Estate
Spielmann Estates
Sul Mineira
Susana Balbo Wines
Tittarelli Wines
Valle del Indio
Vinos de la Luz
Viña Las Perdices
Viñedos Casa de Uco
Wines of Sins
ProWein is the most important wine and spirits fair in the world and this year it will be attended by 6,600 exhibitors from more than 60 countries.

Source winesofargentina.org

Opinions at the beginning of the year

This is a beautiful time to visit Mendoza – other harvest begins and its festivities become a national and global attraction. Let’s not forget that Mendoza is the 8th largest wine capital in the world. Thinking that it was once the largest producer, today it barely fights between the 4th and 5th place globally, in an industry that needs to reinvent itself in order to stop losing. In recent years, the institutions brings together the producers are involved in an institutional crisis. Apart from the internal problems, the positioning of Mendoza’s viticulture in the world is clear and this is demonstrated by the tourist and expert number who visit the province.
Something to highlight, The Institute of Masters of Wine with Wines of Argentina organized a trip to Argentina and its passage through Mendoza was exceptional, as can be seen in #MWinArgentina2018.

The year starts with many expectations as the good public administration results. Works on roads, renewable energy bridges and the remodeling of the main cities of Mendoza encourage new commercial opportunities in real estate, commerce and services. There is still a long way to go, but we are on a good path – as affirmed by the public and business sector of the region. The Governor Alfredo Cornejo plan is bearing fruit the citizenship has begun to recognize.

The tax bond implementation for local investments has been launched and the Friolatina Company made an ARS60 million investment.

This is not only an investment, but a stake on innovation and technology. In order to access this fiscal bonus, a public tender was carried out. Each one of the projects was presented given a score where 52 proposals were selected. The fiscal bonus was presented last year and now we wait for the next authorization to launch the fiscal bonus 2.

Martín Kerchner, Minister of Economy, Energy and Infrastructure of Mendoza.

On the other hand, the national entrepreneur’s law implementation is taking its first steps in practice with more than a 100 new companies. Mendoza is no-exception – already registering at least 10 new companies that benefit from the new entrepreneurs law.

There is an opportunity for local producers after the misfortune that hit regions of Napa, Sonoma and Yuba in San Francisco. During the months of December and now, close to the grape harvest, many winemakers and producers from the North were seen visiting the local wine regions. Valle de Uco is the priority, but the range of opportunities is quite broad and extends from Salta to Neuquén.

We have to see the power of local lobby to get the best slice – Politics also has a challenge and the half a dozen wine cameras that bring together Argentine production is in crisis, because the organization and authorities are always the same and the producers are hurt. We are in 2018, and in the best restaurants list of the world, Argentine wine occupies less than 1% – something we are not doing well, evidently.

The Argentine International Higher Education Fair 2018 (Fiesa) is a world meeting held for the first time in the country in order to strengthen our national universities position in the international community. This meeting will be held from February, Tuesday 27th – March, Friday 2th.

On the UNCuyo Director initiative, Daniel Pizzi, Mendoza is the Fiesa scene that seeks to internationalize provincial and national universities.

This event unprecedented in its nature will have more than 140 universities from 16 countries. The participating in the Fiesa from around the world will participate in training and linking actions that make possible the strategic links and work networks development for international cooperation; also to innovate, learn and develop international values, and capacities applied to higher education. For more information, visit fiesa2018.com.ar.

The Consejo Empresario Mendocino together with the local government organize for the second year a meeting, where the business and public sectors meet to show the reality and the opportunities to invest in Mendoza. The meeting is on March, Friday 2th, one day before the Fiesta Nacional de la Vendimia central event, a meeting that will bring together some of the most important local and national politics.

Javier Allub, President of the Consejo Empresario Mendocino, affirmed to a local mass-media
We are working very hard to finalize details – the challenge we have is to try to gather more than 200 investors. We hope to have about 400 attendees among the different actors involved in the event.
I will be taking notes and I will share more info in next post.

By Federico Arce / Content director and community

Businessman from Mendoza awarded by American Economics

It’s José Alberto Zuccardi.  As the director of the Familia Zuccardi winery, he will receive a distinction of Excellence 2008 on the 20th of November, given by the leading business magazine in Latin America.

The prestigious magazine América Economía recognized José Alberto Zuccardi in its Award of Excellence 2008, for having created a winery committed to quality and innovation.

The Latin American publication recognizes as much business success as the capacity to unfold a high altruistic spirit next along with an entrepreneurial vision able to deal with great financial challenges.

These distinctions have been given for two decades.  And it must be said that this is the leading business magazine of Latin America.  With editorial offices in Santiago, Lima, Buenos Aires, Mexico, San Pablo and Miami, as well as a as well as a network of correspondents in the principal markets of the world, América Economía offers complete coverage of commercial developments with a true Latin American perspective.

Zuccardi enters the lot of two distinctions with another Argentinean, the businessman Gustavo Grobocopatel.  The rest is divided between executives and owners of companies throughout the continent.

The awards of Excellence 2008 will be given out on the 20th of November in the Park Hotel Miraflores of Lima, Peru.

José Alberto Zuccardi has acted as the director of the Familia Zuccardi since 1992.  He directs one of the five principal exporting wineries of Argentina and the only with national capital within this leadership group.  In addition he demonstrates intense sectorial activity, as President of the Wine Producing Union of Argentina (UVA), Director of the Wine Producing Corporation of Argentina (COVIAR) and Director of Wines of Argentina (WOFA).