The mendocinean North includes the areas of lesser height above sea level, irrigated by the Mendoza River. It includes the department of Lavalle and part of the departments of Maipú, Guaymallén, Las Heras and San Martín.
It is formed by the departments of San Martín, Junín, Santa Rosa, La Paz and Rivadavia, and represents the largest wine region in the country, being a plateau that receives water from the Tunuyán and Mendoza Rivers.
Composed by the Luján de Cuyo and Maipu departments and some districts of Guaymallén, Las Heras and Godoy Cruz, this region receives water from the Rio Mendoza, and home to the most ancient and traditional family wineries because here was the place where the first winemakers discovered the wealth that characterized its soil and climate.
The region consists of the Tunuyán, Tupungato and San Carlos departments and is characterized by the high altitude of the area where vineyards are plante, given as result a quality raw material, both red and white wines along with good acidity reach the grapes, it is posible obtained wines suitable for extended aging.
This oasis that lies at the foot of the main ridge, is irrigated by Atuel and Diamante rivers. Includes the departments of San Rafael and General Alvear which together make up 18% of the total province surface planted with vineyards, as the climate and soil qualities allow the cultivation of all varieties of vines.