vineyards of Algodon Wine Estates are located in the foothills of
the Sierra Pintada Mountains in San Rafael, Mendoza. With vines
dating back to the 1940’s, this two thousand acre estate was
developed by Scott Mathis and his partners and is nestled in the
heart of Argentina’s wine country.
Our vineyards are located between two nourishing rivers sustained by
the purest glacial runoff from the snowcapped Andes Mountains. As a
result, our mineral rich soil has distinctive properties and
considerable benefits that contribute to our ability to produce top
wines. In addition to Algodon’s superior vineyards, our antique
olive groves and an abundant variety of fruit and nut orchards
further enrich our bountiful estate, which embraces eco-friendly
concepts and ecologically responsible science for the production of
our fine products.
Algodon Wine Estates has a winery that was designed with the purpose
of producing top quality wines, which are made from the highest
Guests enjoy internationally award-winning accommodation, guided
vineyard tours, a world-class winery, the finest traditional Argentine
cuisine from our prize-winning restaurant, tennis, and 18-holes of
championship golf that literally play through vineyards.
heart of Algodon Wine Estates we finf the Winery, surrounded by
vineyards and the golf course and the Sierra Pintada and Andes on the
horizon. The wine portfolio includes: Malbec, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon,
Bonarda, Chardonnay, Malbec Rosé and Gran Reserva.
We designed the winery with the sole purpose of producing top quality
wines, which are made from the highest standards. Our facilities include
modern stainless steel tanks and concrete, an underground cellar which
provides ideal temperature and humidity, and the finest French oak
barrels for wine aging. These factors combine to ensure our ability to
produce year after year the best wines.
The winery is located at 800 meters above sea level, in a structure that
contains three main sections: the area of Development and Conservation,
La Cava, and the Laboratory and tasting room, featuring a large view of
our vineyards and the golf course, with the Sierra Pintada in the
La Cava (cellar) has a capacity to store more than 71,000 bottles.
The farm has 300 hectares in a stunning and incomparable scenery. The
varieties planted are Cabernet Sauvignon, Bonarda, Malbec, Syrah,
Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Verdot.
The planting of new vineyards began in 1997. With a total of 51
hectares, trellises is 2 meters tall, with three wires and a planting
distance of 3 meters between rows and 1.5 m between plants. The
conduction system is "pythons bilateral cordon", where pruning is
different from old vines, as all the grapes are available on wire load
at the same level, through which flow both strands of the plant.
Thus the sun exposure of clusters is much more open, work will also
facilitate quality improvement as thinning, deshooting, leaf and speeds
up the harvest. The yields range between 8,000 and 12,000 kg / hectare
in accordance with the types of wine grapes that will be used. The
mechanical and manual work culture are similar to low vineyards.
Irrigation was performed by traditional or drip system. The latter
allows to regulate the water needed by the strain in a timely manner but
with the difference that the humidity is maintained steadily, achieving
a unique balance. The results in terms of quality of grapes obtained are
optimal. Through this system are also performed fertilization
operations. These vineyards are protected with anti-hail net, Granbuille
It is low trellises in 1946. They're made of 21 hectares, and formerly
were called "French vineyards. 7 varieties were planted to grapes in the
form of interleaved, but harvested individually, looking for quality,
flavor, tannins and fruit varieties Malbec and Cabernet and Bonarda
color and structure.
We also have the white variety is Semillon, special fruity wine. They
are planted at a distance of 2.2 m. between rows and 1.2 m. between
plants, with a driving bass with three-wire trellis.
The irrigation of these vines is done through the traditional system,
inherited from the Indians that allowed huarpes transform the desert
into oasis for medium and small canals to reach the place where will the
irrigation water by gravity, flooding the planting area.
select collection of our cellar we find varieties like Malbec, Cabernet
Sauvignon, Merlot, Bonarda, Syrah, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, among
others. Due to the handmade and tradition, combined with cutting edge
technology, we get excellent quality wines.
Some of our wines:
• Cabernet Sauvignon
• Cabernet Syrah
• Malbec Rosé.
Algodon Wine Estates is a
place that invites you to discover a particular lifestyle related sports
and traditions of wine.
Guided tours: Guided tours of the winery include a stroll through
the vineyards and winery and a tasting of our wines. The tour lasts
approximately 45 minutes and is performed Tuesday through Sunday at the
following times: 10 am, 11am, 12pm, 3pm and 4pm. This activity has no
Development of a blend: This program is designed especially for
those who want to experience everything about our wines, a fun way. It
takes approximately four hours and is ideal to enjoy with friends and
A tour of the vineyards: the road from the restaurant at the
clubhouse, where the tour begins, to the vineyards our sommelier and
winemaker will give an introduction to the world of wine. The talk
covers topics such as farming methods, irrigation, climate and agronomic
practices which are played on the vine in order to obtain an optimum
quality raw material. Depending on the season, visitors can participate
in activities such as pruning, thinning or harvesting of our vineyards.
Guided tour of the winery: Here, visitors learn about the process
of developing a traditional wine. Again, if the time of year is
appropriate, may participate in the winemaking process, doing some work
as a selection of clusters in the milling sector.
Sampling of three varietal wines: Participants will have the
opportunity to learn to cut their own wine or blend, but previously
there will be a tasting of each varietal involved separately. This
includes a detailed description and evaluation of each of the wines.
Preparation of the blend thoroughly after learning the basic differences
between varietals, each group member can create your own court, then
bottled and labeled so they can take back to their homes. Our sommelier
will select the best cut according to their sensory attributes and
receiving a cash prize to its creator.
Lunch or Dinner: Our restaurant specializes in authentic gourmet
cuisine of Argentina. It has the traditional roasted in clay oven and a
wood where every delicious dish is prepared with the freshest and finest
ingredients that come from the farm and the region where our wines are
the perfect complement. During lunch, participants will learn about the
relationship between food and wine and service techniques appropriate to
enhance the components of the dishes and wines in a correct "pairing".
Tasting Practice: Entering the world of wine and have fun with
friends, has been the main objective of this program for 3 hours. The
idea is to learn to taste wine, using a selection of aromatic
descriptors and techniques to recognize the price - quality, of
different wines, also incorporating the cuisine, as the course
culminates in a marriage of our wines, accompanied by products regional,
produced in the farm.
Lodge: The Lodge is located in front of the vineyards and a few
meters from the restaurant, and are inspired by traditional and
Argentina stay in an elegant country style. Here, you'll enjoy quiet
nights surrounded by vineyards, where each suite has a fireplace or wood
burning fireplace and access to a private gallery. Everything you need
to make you feel in a warm and homey.
One of the inns where the lodge is situated was built in 1921 and was
restored and renovated to restore its original design with adobe walls
and cane. The lodge also has a library, pool and cutting edge services
available to guests. Its modern facilities and old world charm combine
to create the perfect getaway for guests who travel the Wine Route.
Restaurant: Our award-winning restaurant specializes in authentic
gourmet cuisine of Argentina. It has the traditional roasted and
wood-burning clay oven where delicious dishes are prepared with the
freshest and finest ingredients that come from the farm and the region.
A variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts, truffles, olives and olive oil
(homemade) make up the ideal raw material in this kitchen. Our wines and
olive oil are essential in accompanying each dish, and the serene
atmosphere in the heat of the fireplace invites desktop in the
conversation and reflection are the stars. Guests and residents will
surely want to know the secrets of the traditional cuisine of Argentina
over the cooking classes given throughout the year by our experienced
The restaurant at the clubhouse was built with wood and stones typical
of the region, which will provide a unique rustic atmosphere and is
surrounded by our ancient olive trees and the driving range.