The Bodega Noemia de Patagonia project began with the discovery and restoration of an ancient vineyard, hidden among a cluster of poplars surrounding this small vineyard. This old vineyard was planted with Malbec grapes in the 1930s in a remote corner of the Rio Negro valley. It was quite a feat to reach such a hidden place; 620 miles south of Buenos Aires, 280 miles to the east of the Andes, 310 miles west of the Atlantic coast or 1240 miles from Tierra del Fuego.
The project partners, famous Italian wine producer Countess Noemi Marone Cinzano and Danish winemaker Hans Vinding-Diers, fell in love with the place and decided to restore it and return it to its original condition.
After buying the grapes from this semi-abandoned vineyard in 2001, their first vintage was made in an old shed belonging to a fruit packing company; they destemmed the grapes by hand at night, and put them in open fibreglass tanks so that they could crush them with their feet. The idea was to get back to basics.
In 2004, Noemi and Hans decided to buy that same vineyard and have continued the project to this day with the same passion with which they started it.