The UK's leading specialist importer of wines from Argentina
Welcome to Las Bodegas, the UK's leading specialist importer of Argentine wines. Currently representing 12 wineries and with a range of around 100 wines, from deliciously fragrant Torrontés to an unrivalled selection of Malbecs and, increasingly, pushing the red blend envelope, we believe that our offering to the UK wine trade is second to none in terms of Choice and Value for your customers.
The purpose of this site is not to attempt a detailed academic analysis of what makes Argentina's wines so good and so truly unique; there are plenty of excellent sources for that kind of information. What we do here is simply show you our wines and talk about them a little, from the many talented winemakers that we work with; and hopefully encourage you to get involved with one of the most exciting wine countries in the world.
Despite being the fifth largest wine producer in the world, Argentina still occupies a relatively small niche in the UK; but her wines are on the up, thanks largely to the great support and enthusiasm of our many independent retailers and forward-thinking restaurateurs. Whether you are simply seeking a classic Malbec and Torrontés duo for your list, or looking to explore what Argentina has to offer in much more depth – you have come to the right place. Our producers are all small to medium sized and are run by people who regard quality and innovation as their watchwords.
Having introduced more than 30 new wines in 2012 and a further 11 in the Spring of 2013, we thought it would be a good time to take stock, so to speak. An opportunity to reflect and re-double our efforts to keep on pushing Argentina as we've always done, with what we believe to be an unrivalled range from a single importer. Not a chance!
Before those 11 wines had even reached our shores we were already tasting samples of Matias Michelini's wines, from his own venture in the Uco Valley called Passionate Wine, and wondering how we could squeeze them onto our next container. Talk about kids in a toy shop? We couldn't resist bringing these beauties in... so unorthodox and uncompromising; truly amazing wines from a genuine innovator. We hope you get a chance to taste these wines soon and can be persuaded to add them to your own fine selections.
Not only that, a talented young Frenchman called Guillaume Raffy came to see us to present wines from his family's new boutique winery, Bodega Raffy, also in the Uco Valley. In fact both Bodega Raffy and Passionate Wine are based in the sub-district of Gualtallery, quite possibly the most exciting 'new' wine area in the whole of Argentina; nay, the world!
So impressed were we by Guillaume's wines that we have collaborated to create a label exclusive to Las Bodegas - El Viajero Malbec.
More great new wines are sure to follow; such is the way of things.