Seventy kilometers from the city of Mendoza, in the foothills of the Andes Mountains, lays one of the best kept secrets in the Uco Valley, called GOUGUENHEIM WINERY. Several geographical and climate elements define the unique terroir. The vineyards are cultivated at an altitude of more than 3.600 feet (one of the highest estates in Mendoza). In a region that has a desert climate, they use melt water from the Andes Mountains carried by irrigation channels, through the alluvial soils. All these elements that are found in their estates, that allow the fruit ripening and concentration, come together, with the expertise and knowledge of their people to define their wines, and consistently produce top quality wines year after year. Gouguenheim wines develop great colors, aromas and flavours, with round tannins.
In 2002 Patricio Gouguenheim found a very old winery located in the Uco Valley, with a lot of small tanks ideal for the production of high quality wines, and that was the start of his venture in this wonderful, crazy business! He hung up his suit and tie, and started working in the great outdoors.