The province of La Rioja is located in the northwestern area of the Republic of Argentina. It borders on Catamarca to the north, on Córdoba to the east, on San Luis to the south and on San Juan and the Republic of Chile to the west.
La Rioja is a continental province, i.e. it is far from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Strong solar radiation and low humidity result in a semi-arid climate. Its solar brightness is intense, its air is dry and limpid, and its diurnal temperature variation is significant, of around 20°C in winter. A mountainous landscape is clearly visible in the northwestern area, while a flat and sandy land can be seen in the southeast. The characteristic wind in this area is the Zonda, hot and dry, and it mainly occurs in spring. Whirlwinds are common in sandy areas.
The climate conditions and dry soil across the province make farming activities impossible without the help of irrigation systems. The best fruits are harvested on this land, and they stand out for their quality, color, flavor and scent, e.g. vines, olives, walnuts, apples, pears, tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins, corn and vegetables, many of which are processed and produced by AGRO ANDINA.