About Us

Leading Online Independent Wine Merchant for Malbec and Brazil

South American Wines Online is a specialist retailer for Argentine Malbec and Wines from Brazil, plus other interesting wines from all across the continent's dynamic wine regions

Founded in 2008 by Keith Johnson to showcase the quality and diversity of Malbec from Argentina in particular at that time.

Brazil now also strongly entering the world market with premium wines for export and that is reflected by our new section 'Brazilian Wines Online'

Our idea is simple.

Bring restaurant quality wines to the consumer for drinking at home. We provide nation-wide distribution for selected wines from typically smaller, family run wine producers and artisan/boutique wineries.

Our customers are wine drinkers who are looking to discover highly individual wines from beyond the mass market of “commercially produced” wines available in the local supermarket such that the wines we stock are specifically selected because they are not widely available, if at all, in national retail outlets.

The wines on sale on South American Wines Online are typically sold in restaurants and other local independent specialist wine merchants.

WHY SOUTH AMERICA? South American has an unrivalled diversity of wine producing regions.

In Brazil, Vale do São Francisco is on a latitude between 9° and 10° South, which is the closest wine region in the world to the equator .... closely followed by Peru's Ica Valley which lies at a latitude of 14º South.

By contrast, Patagonia at latitude 39° south is one of the southernmost vineyards in the world

In Cafayate, Salta in Argentina, high altitude wines from 2,300m above sea level make them the highest commercial vineyards in the world.

In Chile's northernmost Elqui Valley adventurous wine producers have transformed a tract of desert into a green vineyard that produces award winning wines

A unique diversity of terroir to appreciate if you want to discover wines beyond the mass market... that's why South America!