Patagonia: The pioneers

Patagonia wines
Mist settles over Bodega Noemía’s vineyards at dawn. The Malbec vines are in Mainqué, in the heart of the Río Negro Valley

From the air, the Río Negro Valley looks like a narrow, misshapen strip of intense green, a fierce contrast to the thousands of square kilometres of desert that surround it. An oasis in the middle of the arid Argentinian Patagonia, 1,200km south of Buenos Aires.

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