Argentinean wine company Tapiz & Zolo has lined up the US entry for its Wapisa winery, through importer Vino del Sol.

Launching later this month, Wapisa Sauvignon Blanc will be available nation-wide, the company said late yesterday. The winery is hoping to have Malbec, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon varietals available to the US market next year.

The Sauvignon Blanc has a SRP of US$14.99 per bottle.

"We are thrilled to introduce the US to the wines of Patagonia through Wapisa," said Tapiz & Zolo founder Patricia Ortiz. "With this winery, we are driving our mission of exploring new terroirs in Argentina and crafting wines that represent their authentic expressions."

Wapisa, which means 'whale' in the Yamanas' dialect, is located on the banks of the Rio Negro in Argentina's Patagonia region. The estate currently has 120 hectares under vine.

The Tapiz winery is located in Valle de Uco, Mendoza and Zolo is in Luján de Cuyo.

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