Mendoza has more than 850 wineries that produce almost ten millions hectolitres of wine per year. It is the most important wine center of South America.

Since 2005, Mendoza is member of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network, together with Bordeaux (France), Bilba-Rioja (Spain), Cape Town (South Africa), Christchurch (New Zealand), Firenze (Italy), Mainz Rheinhessen (Germany), Porto (Portugal) and San Francisco-Napa Valley (USA).