In 2001, a team of Argentine entrepreneurs with a budding interest in wine was just crazy enough to see the raw and untapped potential in the soil of the Alto Valle del Rio Colorado region, located in the northern part of Patagonia. Their vision was complemented by a qualified and courageous group of experts – all with the same pioneering spirit. Together, they would go onto set up shop in a small town named 25 de Mayo, in the province of La Pampa. After listening to and learning from this unique and challenging landscape, the first stages of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, and Chardonnay vines were planted.
In 2003 Malbec, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier varietals were added, bringing the vineyard’s scale to a full 140 hectares. The group brought in oak barrels from France and The United States, and set up a facility that now measures out to 2,500 square meters dedicated to both production and storage and has a crushing capacity of almost 1.5 million kilos.
Bodega del Desierto loves surprising people and has been proudly exceeding presumptions on Patagonian desert viticulture ever since the release of their first group of wines back in 2004.