The region consists of the Tunuyán, Tupungato and San Carlos departments in the Central West of Mendoza. Altitudes in the Uco Valley vineyards all build descend from 1,500 meters in Old Tupungato, up to 860 meters above sea level, in the city of Tunuyán. The climate is temperate with cold winters and warm summers, cool nights. The average annual temperature is 14 ° C. It has about 13,000 hectares of vineyards at the foot of the Andes.
The region is characterized by its ability to produce a quality raw material, obtaining both white and red wines, and good acidity that allows the grapes achieve the Uco Valley wines are suitable for extended aging.
The white grape varieties most developed in the region are: Chardonnay, Semillon, Torrontés. Among the highlights red Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo and Bonarda. And in the highest, varieties such as Pinot Noir and Syrah areas are appropriate for optimal ripening conditions.
In addition to the wine industry, other economic activities such as fruit growing, especially walnuts, pears, apples and peaches, horticulture, animal husbandry and cultivation of poplars, elms and other forest species, are developed.