The Romero Marcuzzi family took its first steps in the wine world when Roberto Romero started his first winery four decades ago in Tolombón, a few kilometers from Cafayate.
There, among the vineyards and long family summers, began the development of the pillars of the current project: a strong commitment to the site, the highest dedication to the work and a great love and respect for the terroir that has grown through the years. It was in that first winery that Lucía, grand daughter of Roberto Romero and today Director of El Porvenir de Cafayate, took her first steps.
In the year 2000 we decided to create a new project with a more exclusive target market, designing a premium winery to make very high quality wines.
With this clear objective, we acquired an old winery that we brought up to date with investments in infrastructure and technology, at the same time successfully restoring the 50 year-old Torrontés and Tannat vineyards. During that period we also planted Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah vines (among other varietals) in a new vineyard.
Today, the winery based in Cafayate is managed by Lucía Romero- Marcuzzi, who works with a distinguished team following the legacy of their ancestors with a remarkable innovative spirit. We are working to proudly show Argentina and the world the footprint of Cafayate in each of our wines.
We are a family winery and this defines our viti-viniculture. El Porvenir de Cafayate is the luxury of thinking long-term.
We believe in Cafayate, in its potential, in its people, its history and its culture.
We feel a deep respect and love for our terroir and we want our wines to reflect this.
We take the legacy of our ancestors and, with an entrepreneurial spirit, add innovative ideas in search of new challenges. Our strong roots in Cafayate keep growing together with our vineyards. Our task will be measured by the generations to come; our wines and our respect for the environment will be the proud product of our family legacy.
Our wines are an invitation to travel in a journey of improvement and discovery that we undertook a long time ago, here in Cafayate. Undoubtedly, our place in the world.
In our winery, located in the center of Cafayate, the past and the future live in perfect harmony.
We preserved the exterior adobe walls, which symbolize the respect we feel for the culture of this place and pay homage to those who dedicated their lives to this task, our ancestors. Inside the original structure stands a modern, 1000 m² building that completes our idea of future with infrastructure and advanced technology.
In order to preserve the quality of our grapes, we implemented a double selection line so we can then transport only the best grapes to tanks to be fermented. In our vinification process, we aim to care for the grapes and waste as little as possible, using gravity as the method to maintain their purity.
We also have a barrel room with 400 American and French oak barrels dedicated to the aging of our high altitude wines that express the best of Cafayate.
Lucía Romero Marcuzzi
Born in Salta, Lucía spent her first summers in her grandfather’s winery in Tolombón, a few kilometers from Cafayate, and little by little she discovered the world of wine.
Upon finishing university in Buenos Aires at 22 years old, she began working in the winery, first collaborating in the development of the image of the winery and its products. She later took charge of Exports and in 2006 the winery began to export its wines to different countries.
In 2012 she did her postgraduate work in the Bordeaux Business School (BEM)—working toward her “Wine MBA” with the goal of attaining a more global business vision and learning more about how other wineries around the world are run. Since then she has been in charge of the winery in her new role as Director, with the goal of continuing to sell its wines in Argentina and the rest of the world.
Francisco ‘Paco’ Puga
Paco Puga was born in San Juan Province, where he obtain a degree in Oenology and Agronomy. In 1998 he travel to France to have his first experience working in Burgundy. For the past 15 years he has deepen his knowlegde in winemaking while working in Salta. He started as winemaker in Bodega El Esteco from the Peñaflor Group, and more recently he has worked for Hess Family Latin America, first as assistant winemaker in Colomé and later as head winemaker in Amalaya. He has join our team in October of 2016, working as our winemaker.
Daniel was born in Uco Valley, Mendoza. During his childhood he learnt to love and respect Mother Earth, growing up in a family dedicated to agriculture and spending summers in his family’s vineyards.
With a degree in the University of Cuyo as an agronomist engineer, he has worked in more than a dozen harvests in Uco Valley, Cote du Rhone (France), Napa Valley and Washington Estate, USA.
He is always commited to working with nature to produce high quality grapes and to preserve the legacy of our ancestors, with the use of sustainable agriculture.