Surrounded by the Limay and Neuquen rivers, Patagonia’s vineyards cover more than 32,700 hectares. It is the southernmost wine region in Argentina and the lowest at around 400 meters above sea level. The climate is generally dry with continental winds and remarkable temperature ranges, while the thick, stony soil texture of the region has proved successful for viticulture. Indeed, the whole ecology of this region has allowed Patagonia to produce wines that are more European in style than those wines produced by the other Argentine regions. White wines, such as Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc display smoky characteristics, while Gewurtraminer and Riesling display a distinct freshness on the palate. In terms of red wine, both Pinot Noir and Merlot have been particularly successful in this region.