The Schroeder family have braved the elements in Argentina’s remote Patagonia since 1927, regularly winning gold medals and 90-plus Wine Advocate scores for wines “reminiscent of top-quality Bordeaux.” In a region already known for quality-focused, boutique wineries, the Schroeders lead the charge with distinctive, consistently high-class selections – no wonder there, as worldrenowned consultant Paul Hobbs works in their cellar. This 2015 is packed with dark fruit and has a savory, food-friendly edge ( and , sports a silver medal from Vinandino , a top Argentine competition).
Patagonia is a vinegrower’s dream – provided you don’t mind discovering dinosaur bones in the vineyard! Parts of this region haven’t been disturbed for 80 million years, and dozens of bones from the Titanosaur – one of the largest dinos of all – have been unearthed at Schroeder. It’s a big part of the winery’s culture, and the inspiration for the name of their acclaimed restaurant (and a few special cuvées), ‘Saurus.’