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The Wines

Vines of Mendoza

The Vineyards

In the Uco Valley of Argentina in the Andes Mountains lay a very unique and beautiful working Vineyard called the Vines of Mendoza. It's surely hard to find, but even harder to leave. The two of us fell in love with it on our very first trip and decided to buy an acre from the Vines to help us grow and farm our Super Premium grapes and turn them into delicious wine.

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The Acreage

There are 1500 acres, over 220 private vineyard owners from 18 countries and 33 varietals grown at the Vines; creating limitless possibilities for blending and creating memorable bottles.

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Climate

The altitude of the valley ranges from 3000-4000 feet. The valley regularly experiences 300 days of sunshine a year with low humidity, vast shifts in temperature from day to night, resulting in a fabulous environment for premium grape growing.

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Grapes & Soil

The grapes are hand picked.

The soil is virtually pest-free, made of rock, sand, clay and loam with a diversity of micronutrients.

The water feeding the grapes originates from the Andes Mountains.

Winemaker, Pablo Martorell

Pablo was born and raised in Tunuyan, Argentina and comes from a family of winemakers gaining much of his knowledge from his grandfather who grew grapes in the Uco Valley. Pablo says he feels like he was a winemaker in a past life. He loves making great wine and hopes to continue to pass on the family legacy. “The winery and the Uco Valley are my place in the world, where I feel secure and fulfilled day after day, I experience the joy of doing something I love.”

Pablo is young but already heavily awarded from Wine Advocate and Wine Enthusiast for The Vines’ Recuerdo Wines. He has worked at some of the most important wineries in Mendoza, including Bodega Nieto Senetiner, Catena Zapata, Trivento and Bodega Flecha de los Andes, under the esteemed Michel Rolland’s tutelage. In 2006, he worked with Chateau de Lauret in Pomerol, Bordeaux, and in 2007, for Chateau Peyre Lebade and Chateau Clarke in Medoc, Bordeaux, both part of the Rothschild Group.

Winemaker, Mariana Onofri

One of the first certified Sommeliers in Argentina, Mariana began her influential wine career as Sommelier at the famed La Bourgogne restaurant in Mendoza and Uruguay. She also did winemaking internships in Napa and France, including at Chateau La Violette in Pomerol, Boudreaux.

Mariana started with The Vines of Mendoza in 2007 as Tasting Room Manage and soon became the Wine Director. Mariana has launched her own wine brand, Onofri Wines, and in just a few years most of her wines have already obtained awards from wine journalists, and can be found in many of the best Latin American restaurants.

Our Wines

Our Reviews

Paul Turner
Paul Turner
I was given a bottle as a gift of their Malbec. I'm usually a Cab drinker, but this one's aging hit the spot!!! I'm a fan and have ordered a case.
Lisa Ayala
Lisa Ayala
My favorite new Malbec! The smooth texture and long, lingering finish made it a truly memorable wine experience! I’ll be purchasing more and can’t wait to try the Gran Corte!
Katie Parrish
Katie Parrish
The Malbec was absolutely wonderful!! It's almost as great as the founders and the great cause they are supporting! I haven't tried the Gran Corte yet, but I can't wait.
Geri Maturo
Geri Maturo
Smooth, silky, with long legs. Pairs well with everything . Love love love this wine.
Mark Parrish
Mark Parrish
Shared a bottle of the Malbec with friends, I will definitely be trying to get more...
Kate Cox
Kate Cox
Had the opportunity to taste their wines and the Gran Corte was one of the best reds I've ever had! The founders are also great people and very passionate about creating phenomenal wine that supports a great cause