We tend to our vines at an altitude of 1,750 meters above sea level in a unique and privileged region. In the province of Salta, Argentina, 180 km south of the capital, lies this region with an extreme desert climate, offering warm days and cool nights, very little rainfall and plentiful sunlight, with vineyards planted between 1,700 and 2,500 meters above sea level.
Cafayate is a small, isolated valley with very special characteristics—its desert climate and poor soils benefit the production of high quality grapes, making it easy to practice integrated, sustainable and organic viticulture.
The principal factor influencing the vines is the day-night temperature variation, due to the altitude, which allows the grapes to become very concentrated and at the same time very ripe, resulting in wines with smooth, round tannins.
Cafayate gives us this unique terroir, and we contribute the most important thing: family.
Faithful to our vision of sustainably cultivating vines of exceptional quality, we decided to sustainably farm and care for our vineyards.
Conscious of our responsibility to future generations, we maintain and constantly seek to improve the available resources through sustainable practices, in harmony with the ecology and the culture of the site.
We have four vineyards: Finca El Retiro, Finca Río Seco, Finca Alto Río Seco and Finca Alto Los Cuises.
ALTITUDE: From 1,650 meters (5,413 ft) up to 1,900 meters (6,233 ft) above sea level.
THERMAL AMPMITUDE: Up to 20C (68 fahrenheit) of difference between day and night.
ARID CLIMATE: Very little rain between 80 and 180 mm (3,14 and 7 inches) annually. The local mountains are natural barriers prevenir the humid winds from entering the valley. More than 330 days of sun.
These are the winery’s oldest vines, with plants more than 50 years old. It is the only vineyard with pergola training, which is ideal for Torrontés.
This is a very well balanced vineyard, with 12-year old vines where the polyphenolic and aromatic concentration of the red varietals stand out.