The expansion of its crops continued with the Jesuits and by 1598 there were vineyards in Cordoba, Santa Fe, Buenos Aires and Misiones. On the other hand, Mendoza and San Juan became key sites, since the vines coming from Chile, which by that time already had a strong wine production, entered the territory through them.
Years later, Malbec was introduced from France, and although in that country it was used to make blended wine (it was blended with other varietals only to give it color), in Argentina it quickly acclimatized with excellent results. Today it has positioned itself as the emblematic grape variety of Argentina and has more than 43,000 hectares planted. Argentina currently exports wine to 127 countries, with the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Brazil and the Netherlands being the largest importers.