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El empresariado vitivinícola de la provincia de Mendoza (Argentina) a principios del siglo XX


  • Patricia Barrio

    (Universidad Nacional de Cuyo)


We present a description of the viticulture undertaking in Mendoza (Argentina) during the first years of the 20th century sooner than the economic boom of 1904-1912 impelled some modifications. With documents dated in 1903 a sample of wine cellar's keepers with great manufacturing capacity is de1imited, and their history is reconstructed according to the bibliography and notarial protocols of the General Archive of Mendoza. The following general characteristics appear: territorial, productive and wealth concentration, predominance of immigrants, familiar enterprise, posession of land for viticulture best conditions for wine commercialization and investment of fixed capital.

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  • Patricia Barrio, 2008. "El empresariado vitivinícola de la provincia de Mendoza (Argentina) a principios del siglo XX," Historia Agraria. Revista de Agricultura e Historia Rural, Sociedad Española de Historia Agraria, issue 45, pages 81-111, august.
  • Handle: RePEc:seh:journl:y:2008:i:45:m:august:p:81-111

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    Mendoza; Argentinian regional economy; wine industry; viniculture; wine managers;

    JEL classification:

    • D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory
    • L66 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Food; Beverages; Cosmetics; Tobacco
    • N66 - Economic History - - Manufacturing and Construction - - - Latin America; Caribbean
    • N96 - Economic History - - Regional and Urban History - - - Latin America; Caribbean


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