FAMILY / HISTORY
Our project is developed in the lands chosen by our grandfather, the engineer Leopoldo Suárez, in the beginnings of last century. He imagined a story and developed his idea in what was once a desert, discarded by the migrants of those times.
For four generations we have connected with the land and worked in this beautiful place, in the good and the bad times we kept going with a strong sense of belonging and respect for the land.
We, who currently lead the project of Finca Suarez, feel very proud heirs of this tradition.
Mr. Leopoldo Suarez Zapata (1882-1932) was an engineer and one of the first people to see the potential of Altamira for the planting of high enological quality vineyards. In the dawn of the last century, almost a hundred years ago, he purchased the lands that are today our vineyards. Amongst his diverse scientific projects, ‘Contribution to the ampelographic studies in the Province of Mendoza’, from 1911, is one of the most important ones: a survey of the most significant varietals implanted in the province. He attended the Enology and Viticulture School in Conegliano, Treviso, Italy, where in 1904 he graduated as Enological-technical Engineer. He was the Chief of the Enological station of Mendoza and Director of the National School for Viticulture. According to the great enologist Raúl de la Mota, his contributions marked a before and after in winemaking in Argentina.
(1923-1998) His legacy consisted on the lands he inherited from his parents, a modern entrepreneurial vision and a solid attitude facing adversity. There were terrible years for viticulture in which the low yield of the fine grapes in our area couldn’t face a consumption that was demanding highly productive vineyards of low enological quality. Facundo Suárez quickly reacted, converting the lands to the production of fruits, which enabled him to keep the lands.
He took the lead from his father who shortly before dying insisted in the need to reconvert the lands into vineyards, especially to Malbec. Following that advice, in 1998 he planted the first vineyards using stocks from old Malbec vines from La Consulta.
Works on the daily operation of the vineyards, the wines and their commercialization. Has contributed in search for Terroir wines and sustainable agricultural practices.
SOCIAL COMMITMENT: THE CREATION OF THE SPORTS CLUB
As a way to contribute back to the land part of what it has given us, Facundo Suárez Civit donated 5 hectares of land to the community for the construction of the Sports Club of La Consulta, where different free sporting and recreational activities are organized. The Angélica Civit de Suárez Sports Club is a living testimony of our commitment with the community.