The land of dreams

in the midst of the Patagonian desert

Two rivers from the Andes, the Neuquen and the Limay, established the Río Negro Valley. Its beauty and agricultural importance had already been discovered in 1828 by British settlers, who channelled the area to irrigate the valley and create an oasis in the middle of the desert.

The region became renowned for its excellent yield of apples and pears, and has remained so to this day. At the beginning of the twentieth century, the first vines were introduced, which mostly consisted of French varieties.

The Río Negro Valley in Patagonia is a natural paradise for growing vines. An arid climate, with only 180mm of rain a year, a maximum humidity of 30% and a constant breeze that gives excellent ventilation, keep the area free of disease. The atmosphere remains unpolluted, pure and intact, in an age-old balance in tune with the environment, and optimally enhances photosynthesis. Such authenticity merits respect for nature and consequently an artisanal attitude.

Noemi Marone Cinzano and Hans Vinding-Diers saw the suitability of the site and the valley’s perfect microclimate for producing high quality wines and decided to embark on this project in 2001.

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