How far would you travel to obtain the finest wines? A hundred miles? Five hundred?
Our pursuit of superb wines spanned over 4,000 miles, all the way down to Mendoza, Argentina.
Mendoza’s winemaking story is as old as the colonial history of Argentina itself. That’s where Jesuit priests first planted grape vines in the mid-16th century, borrowing agricultural techniques from the ancient Incas and Huarpes.
It was there in the foothills of the famed Valley de Uco where we discovered wines with true finesse that represented the distinct terroir of this famed wine region.
And so, from one of the most spectacular sites in the world, we present to you Luna de Esperanza (Moon of Hope).
Our vines sit atop an ancient riverbed that crosses our property from west to east. The sedimentary rock and centuries of alluvium wash from the Andes Mountains and nearby rivers, serving as the bedrock of a world-class estate at an exceptional elevation of over 3,700 feet.
You will notice a marked difference in our wines compared to many of the explosive, fruit-driven examples made elsewhere in the valley and throughout Argentina. Our wines exhibit a hyper-focused expression of our terroir. These are serious wines, worthy of serious contemplation.
Our BARREL-FERMENTED VINTAGES are hand numbered and have a limited production (300 to 600 bottles). After fermentation, the wine is aged in new French oak for 24 months, bottled unfiltered and cellared for an additional two years before we release.
Our SUPER-PREMIUM and GRAND BLEND VINTAGES are also hand numbered with limited production (900 to 1,200 bottles). They spend 18 months in new French oak, after which they are bottled unfiltered before being cellared for an additional two years before release.
"There is serious winemaking talent in these wines"
- Trudi Wagner GOAT SHEEP COW CHARLESTON, SC
OUR WINEMAKING TEAM
MARIANA ONOFRI -
DIRECTOR OF WINE
A third-generation vineyard manager, Mariana was born and raised in Lavalle, where she had zero intention to follow the career path of her parents and grand-parents. It’s wasn’t until she’d put her college degree in English to work—teaching English to winemakers— that her true love for wine blossomed, setting her wine career in motion.
She went to work for Chateau La Violette in Pomerol, Bordeaux, France, before becoming the sommelier at Relais & Chateaux’s La Bourgogne in Punta Del Este, Uruguay. Back in Mendoza for nearly a decade, she oversees all blending sessions and winemaking plans.
PABLO MARTORELL -
Born and raised in Tunuyán, Pablo is a winemaker heavily awarded from Wine Advocate and Wine Enthusiast. He has worked at some of the most important wineries in Mendoza, including Bodega Nieto Senetiner, Catena Zapata, Trivento and Bodega Flecha de los Andes, under the esteemed Michel Rolland’s tutelage.
Pablo’s international experience includes Chateau de Lauret in Pomerol, Bordeaux, and Chateau Clarke in Medoc, Bordeaux, both part of the Rothschild Group.