We're proud to import and range of Mendoza wine Hong Kong. The region is the most important and prolific in all of Argentina, and one of the highest on average in the world. Maipú, the Uco Valley, and Luján de Cuyo are the most important of Mendoza's sub-regions. Luján de Cuyo rests along the Mendoza River, is a recognized appellation, and has an intense desert climate. Maipú is known for ripe, intense red wines, primarily based on Malbec. The Uco Valley is highly distinctive, and famous for its success with both Chardonnay and Bordeaux varietals. Many of France's biggest names in wine have procured property in the Uco Valley. The most common grapes in Mendoza are Criolla Grande, Cereza, Tempranillo, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay. While Malbec is not the most widely planted, it is the most important to Argentina's wine industry as it shifts to a focus on quality and the international market. Historically, Jesuit missionaries brought grape vines to Argentina in the 16th century. Italian and Spanish immigrants helped to grow the wine industry, and for much of the 20th century, Argentina focused on industrial levels of production of jug wine for domestic consumption. The past 30 years or so have led to renewed interest in the potential of Argentinian wine, and Mendoza leads the way with its high altitude vineyards, dry climate, and wide diurnal temperature variations.