History
Our project was developed on land chosen by our grandfather, engineer Leopoldo Suárez, at the start of the last century.
He created a story and developed his idea upon what was once a desert, discarded by migrants of those times.
For four generations we’ve been connected to the land and worked in this beautiful place. During the good times and the bad, we kept going, with a strong sense of belonging and respect for the land.
Leopoldo Suárez Zapata (1882-1932) was an engineer and one of the first people to see Altamira’s potential in planting enologically high-quality vineyards. During the dawn of the previous century, almost a hundred years ago, he purchased land that today is our vineyards. Among his diverse scientific projects, ‘Contribution to the Ampelographic Studies in the Province of Mendoza’ (1911), is one of the most important: a survey of the most significant varietals planted in the province. He attended the Enology and Viticulture School in Conegliano, Treviso, Italy, graduating as an enological technical engineer in 1904. He was head of the Mendoza enology station and director of the National Viticulture School. According to the great enologist Raúl de la Mota, his contributions marked a before and after in winemaking in Argentina.
(1923-1998) His legacy consists in the lands he inherited from his parents, a modern entrepreneurial vision and a solid attitude facing adversity. There were terrible years for viticulture as low-yielding quality grapes in our area couldn’t deal with the consumption that demanded highly productive vineyards of low enological quality. Facundo Suárez reacted quickly, converting the land to fruit production, which enabled him to keep them going.
(1923-1998) His legacy consists in the lands he inherited from his parents, a modern entrepreneurial vision and a solid attitude facing adversity. There were terrible years for viticulture as low-yielding quality grapes in our area couldn’t deal with the consumption that demanded highly productive vineyards of low enological quality. Facundo Suárez reacted quickly, converting the land to fruit production, which enabled him to keep them going.
He works on the daily operation of the vineyards, the wines and sales. Juanfa has contributed with a search for terroir-driven wines and sustainable agricultural practices.