Malbec World Day is a worldwide holiday dedicated to the Malbec grape. It is celebrated annually on April 17. It was created to commemorate the first agronomic school in Argentina, which was involved in the cultivation of European grapes. It also encourages all people to buy a bottle of wine and experience the full range of flavors that this grape can offer.
The history of Malbec World Day begins in 2011, when it was created by the wine company Wines of Argentina. The variety has played an important role for the entire Argentine wine industry.
An agronomical school appeared in the country on April 17, 1853. Several grape varieties were brought from Europe, among them Malbec. It has shown excellent yield results and has been well adapted to Argentine soils. This variety is of French origin and was originally grown in the best vineyards of the Bordeaux region. In France, cultivation fell off considerably in 1956 when frosts struck, but in the Argentine vineyards it grew annually. Today for this South American country the Malbec is a symbol of wine culture.
- Malbec wine has a dark red color with high saturation. The taste is dominated by pronounced fruit and berry motifs, gradually revealing tones of chocolate, violets and cocoa. There is a light smoky note.
- Argentina grows up to 75% of the world’s Malbec.
- Malbec wines are an excellent accompaniment to a hearty lunch or dinner, perfectly combined with fatty meat. They are also suitable for light fish appetizers.
How to celebrate
Learn more about the characteristics of the grape itself, the peculiarities of its cultivation. Buy a bottle of Malbec wine to enjoy with your family or friends.
Spread the word about the celebration on social media. Ask users if they’ve tried Malbec wine. What impression did it make?
When Malbec World Day celebrated in 2024?
Malbec World Day is observed on April 17 each year.