The wines from San Patricio del Chañar are capable of delighting the most demanding palates in any corner of the world. In this region of Neuquén, 48 km from the capital, you can find the most outstanding wineries, such as Del Fin del Mundo, Familia Schroeder, Malma and Secreto Patagónico.
The combination of the richness of the Patagonian soils, the favorable climate and the passion of local producers has given rise to outstanding wines in the world. The vineyards extend in a dazzling landscape, surrounded by river valleys, terraces and native flora that give a special magic to the Neuquén wine route. Its star product is Pinot Noir, a variety that finds its maximum expression in the terroir of San Patricio del Chañar. Each bottle is the result of the effort and dedication of the winegrowers and winemakers who work with passion to capture the essence of the land in each grape.
Del Fin del Mundo Winery
Winery Del Fin del Mundo is not only recognized for its pioneering role in the region, but also stands out as the first modern winery in San Patricio del Chañar. It was in 1999 when the first vines were planted, and since then, the winery has witnessed extraordinary growth and development. The unique attributes of its wines come from the thermal amplitudes characteristic of the region, where the warmth of the sun combines with low humidity. These particular conditions contribute to the optimal ripening of the grapes. The winery opens its doors to wine lovers and those curious about the winemaking process.
Schroeder Family Winery
The Schroeder Family Winery stands out for its dedication to excellence and its focus on producing high quality wines. However, it is not just about exceptional wines, this winery also offers a tourism program that allows visitors to enjoy the environment throughout the year. The architecture of the Schroeder Family Winery is another attraction of the site, along with the paleontological history that is told in the winery's exhibits and upscale restaurant. This fusion of wine art, gastronomy and natural history adds an additional element of fascination to the visiting experience.
Since the launch of its first wine in 2004, Malma has been conquering palates around the world. The winery has partnered with winemaker Hans Vinding-Diers to seek the best expressions of terroir in each of its wines. The venture's restaurant is the perfect place to pair the winery's wines with the authentic flavors of Patagonia. Diners can enjoy a panoramic view of the vineyards in contrast with the surrounding Patagonian steppe. One of its products that has obtained high scores and recognition is the Pinot Noir, characterized by its bright red tones and exquisite aromas.
Secreto Patagónico Winery
With a philosophy that values the natural process and minimal intervention, Bodega Secreto Patagónico seeks to bring out the true essence of the grape through methods such as gravity fermentation and manual harvesting. Although it is one of the smallest wineries in the region, its focus on high-end winemaking sets it apart and gives it a special place in the wine world. For those seeking an exclusive wine experience, a visit to Secreto Patagónico is an opportunity to discover the secrets of the San Patricio del Chañar valley and delight in limited edition wines. It is important to make a reservation in advance for visits and tastings.