1700s

Spanish conquistadors first brought grape varietal seeds to South America to produce wine.

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1800s

Many Europeans immigrated to Argentina and planted vineyards at the foothills of the Andes.

Malbec was brought to Argentina by a Frenchman, reportedly on April 17, 1853—World Malbec Day is now celebrated on the 17th of April.

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1900s

In the late 1980s, the Argentinean economy collapsed, and the wine industry suffered. The government encouraged the pulling up of older Malbec vineyards.

New economic policies and foreign investment of the 1990s resulted in modern technology for wineries. Malbec was once again positioned as a top grape varietal, producing bold, plush wines with international appeal that were export-ready.

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2000s

More fine wine was made for international markets. Wines from Argentina were rapidly recognized as offering value and quality, and Malbec grew in popularity, being regarded as a friendly, easy-drinking red wine with broad consumer appeal.

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Today

Argentinean winemakers are focused not only on quality, but on specific sites and vineyards, and sourcing wines from sub-appellations within prestigious growing regions.

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Trapiche is located in Mendoza, Argentina at the foothills of the Andes Mountains.

  • History

    Discover more about our rich history. Founded in 1883, Trapiche is one of the oldest brands of wines produced in Argentina.

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  • Sustainability

    Our grapes have never been touched by any chemicals, herbicides, or fungicides. Learn more about our ultra sustainable practices.

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  • Vineyards

    Learn more about our Vineyards. We are not only Argentina’s largest exported premium wine brand, but are also at the pinnacle of viticulture, winemaking, and structural design.

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    Experience the most recognized wine growing area in Argentina.

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