In 1973, the company purchases 60 hectares of vineyards in the central valley and grapes are planted to vinify reds and whites, and at the same time the building of our winery begins to take place, with a production capacity of 18 million litres, to produce wines with our own grapes and the ones of other vineyard growers.
The important advance in sales brings about the purchase of further 600 hectares of vineyards in 1976, increasing the production capacity to 28 million litres.
As of 1980 only wines produced by our winery are sold obtaining in this way a uniform quality in all its lines, and at present an annual average production of 30 million litres is obtained, with an own production of 15 million litres and the remaining 15 million litres are produced for other wineries in that province.
In 1992, 250 hectares are purchased in Lujan de Cuyo, Province of Mendoza, for production of varietal wines Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. These hectares added to the others show the important capacity of our winery to meet the quality requirements of our domestic and foreign clients.
Our vineyards are all located in the Province of Mendoza, according to the following: LAS CATITAS, SANTA ROSA and SAN MARTIN, with grapes of different varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Bonarda, Pedro Jimenez, Ugni Balanc, Chenin, Tokai and Torrontes. In UGARTECHE, LUJAN DE CUYO, we have grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Tannat, Chardonnay, Chenin, Riestling and Viogner. We currently have 150 hectares planted with certified fine varieties in Ugarteche, too.