4th GENERATION WINEMAKER

Andrés Blanchard Perez

I belong to the 4th generation of a family with a long tradition in the wine industry. Tradition that started with my great grandfather, Nicolas Perez Ugarte, a Spanish immigrant who started working for one of the oldest wineries in Mendoza, Bodega Arizu, in the winemaking team during the 1930’s. Then, my grandfather Florentino Perez Perez, continued with this passion for wine planting the first 36 family hectares of vineyard in the San Martin district of Mendoza during the 1960’s. He also used to produce wines in small volumes only for his family and friends consumption.

During the 1980’s my parents continued with the family tradition. In 2009 my mother Monica and I acquired 5 hectares of land in the Uco Valley looking for a colder area than the traditional East Valley, Higher in altitude and nearer to the Andes Mountains where the finest grapes give origin to the most elegant and complex wines of Argentina.

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4th GENERATION WINEMAKER

Javier Catena Pedro

My great grandfather was born in the little town of Tolentino in Italy. He sailed from Italy to Argentina in 1898. He was convinced he wanted to pursue his winemaking dreams in Argentina, and shortly after his arrival he planted his first Malbec vineyard. My grandfather carried on this father’s dream bulding one of the biggest wineries in Argentina.
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My father, Jorge, studied enology in Mendoza and specialized in winemaking. Towards the end of the 1970’s, he travelled to the United States to study at the University of California at Davis. He also travelled to Europe to study French winemaking techniques and to Australia several times. My ancestors have been producing wines for over 110 years. This passion and legacy for wine is expressed today in our wines.