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.