Terrazas de los Andes
Terrazas de los AndesTerrazas de Los Andes is a story we began writing nearly 3 decades ago – one of adventurers who made bold decisions at a time before the winemaking potential of Argentina was known. These pioneers and explorers in love with the remarkable landscapes of Mendoza aspired to reveal the terroirs of the Andes through fine wines worthy of export.
Creation date: 1996
CEO: Hervé Birnie-Scott
Head office: Thames y Cochabamba Perdriel Lujan de Cuyo, M5509 Pcia de Mendoza - Argentina
Our story began three decades ago, when a French winemaker embarked on a journey that would redefine winemaking in Argentina. Armed with an antique altimeter, he and his team uncovered the Andes foothills’ best kept secret—the power of optimum elevation to reveal Mendoza’s untapped potential to create world-class wines. At the heart of this audacious vision, these bold pioneers believed that we had to cultivate our own grapes to go beyond in quality. Today, we own the best set of cool climate vineyards in the most recognized appellations in Mendoza, each of them at its optimum altitude. This mosaic of diverse terroirs and singular wine components are elevated through our blending expertise giving us the luxury to craft the fullest expression of each varietal. All these years of experience taught us that producing fine wine is about understanding and magnifying Nature, while protecting it for the future generation.
Icon“Grand is the result of blending 14 selected plots coming from three of our most exceptional high-altitude vineyards, which complements each other, offering a diversity of elevations and soils that brings texture, breadth and complexity to the final creation. It seeks to offer to the Malbec lovers the fullest varietal expression of Mendoza.”
At Terrazas de los Andes we believe that to go beyond in quality we have to cultivate and grow our own grapes. Today, we own the best set of cool climate vineyards in the most recognized apellations in Mendoza, located in Luján de Cuyo and Uco Valley, each of them at its optimum altitude. This mosaic of diverse terroirs and singular wine components are elevated through our blending expertise giving us the luxury to craft the fullest expression of each varietal. All these years of experience taught us that producing fine wine is about understanding and magnifying Nature, while protecting it for the future generation.
Style and Range
Terrazas de los Andes is distinguished by its refined way of receiving guests, which has redefined the standards of wine brands. Nestled in the heart of the estate, six guest rooms allow visitors to discover the Argentinian “art de vivre”, through local viticulture and gastronomy. The interiors of these rooms draw inspiration from the surrounding nature as well as the grape varieties used in the creation of the House’s grand crus: Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Petit Manseng and Torrontés.
- 1929 Year when the first ungrafted vines were plan ted at the estate.
- 220 Plots in which all our 10 vineyards are sub divided to be managed individually according to precision viticulture practices and sustainable values.
- 1630 Meters is the altitude of Terrazas de los Andes’ El Espinillo vineyard, currently the highest major vineyard of Mendoza.