In Mendoza, the european strains were brought by Pouget, a french expert filed for political reasons in Chile who came to this province and provided techniques and grape varieties, which were combined with the agricultural tradition of the huarpes and so was developing the planting of vines we know today.
With the arrival of the railway and many immigrants, the problems began in the industry with excess production of common varieties and adulterations therein, forced the government to create regulatory agenciesof the activity. Thus was born the National Wine Institute.
In the 70s, a bill that among other objectives seeks to promote integration, exports and the implementation of an appropriate fiscal and credit policy was created. Consecuently, during the 80s, argentinean viticulture suffered a huge transformation and was recognized throughout the world which attracted major investors to the province.