About us

Our Story

Our story began more than 30 years ago, when our visionary team recognized the unique potential of Mendoza and the majestic Andes, long before Argentina's oenological potential was recognized worldwide. With a bold vision and a firm conviction to create world-class fine wines, we ventured into the unexplored lands of the Andes in search of a refined varietal expression that could only be achieved on the cool, high-altitude terraces of Mendoza. It was in these places, where the sky and the earth meet in harmony, that Terrazas de los Andes was born. Since then, we have been constantly in search of perfection, exploring the limits of high-altitude viticulture and challenging established standards to create wines that are truly exceptional.
People of Terrazas de los Andes at the red wine Malbec winery in Mendoza, Argentina.

1895

A Century-Old Heritage

La Perla, located in Perdriel, Luján de Cuyo, was built by Sotero Arizu. A century later, Terrazas de los Andes would acquire this centennial winery to craft their fine mountain wines. Its structure embodies our past and future. Preserving and protecting this heritage, the winery has been equipped with modern, sustainable technology to ensure the quality of our wines.

1929

The Discovery of Las Compuertas

A Malbec vineyard of ungrafted vines was planted in Las Compuertas, Luján de Cuyo. More than 60 years would pass until Terrazas de los Andes team, exploring high-altitude lands, discovered it and immediately recognized its potential. Today, this vineyard yields naturally low. Perfectly adapted to its environment, favors concentration and elegance in its wines.

1991

1991-1995 - The Birth of Terrazas de los Andes

Terrazas de los Andes team recognized the potential of Mendoza and the Andes to craft fine mountain wines. They explore the terraces of a cool climate and high altitude in search of a refined varietal expression. It was there, where the earth meets the sky, that Terrazas de los Andes was born.

1993

Pioneering Innovation in Irrigation

To uncovered the diversity of soils in Mendoza, the team was determined to continue exploring. Therefore, the implementation of an innovative irrigation system became essential to reach unexplored terrain. Thus, Terrazas de los Andes pioneered the implementation of drip irrigation, not only conserving water but also pushing the boundaries and exploring increasingly higher terraces.

1996

First Vintage of Reserva Malbec

After several years dedicated to perfecting viticulture, the first vintage of Reserva Malbec was crafted under the Terrazas de los Andes label in 1996 and introduced to the market in 1999. It embodied the new, modern, and elegant style.

2006

2006-2008 - Ascension journey

Our team embarked on an ascension journey, discovering, and acquiring lands that would contribute the elegance necessary for crafting our wines. After acquiring Las Compuertas, the team continued ascending acquiring vineyards in Mendoza's most renowned appellations: our Los Castaños Vineyard, nestled in Paraje Altamira, Uco Valley, at 1100 meters above sea level, was planted in 2006. Then came Licán Vineyard, planted in 2007, located in Los Chacayes, Uco Valley, at 1200 meters above sea level. Finally, our team reached to our El Espinillo Vineyard, planted in 2008 and cultivated at 1650 meters above sea level in the Gualtallary region. El Espinillo currently stands as the highest productive vineyard in the Uco Valley and the second highest in Mendoza, thus completing this extensive mosaic of high-altitude parcels.

2023

Guardians of Mountain Life

Under the leadership of Lucas Löwi as Estate Director, at maison Terrazas de los Andes, embracing regenerative viticulture we cultivate a mosaic of 500 Ha, over 200 high-altitude parcels that yield 100% pure fruit, irrigated precisely and sustainably with pristine glacier water. With a deep connection to the mountains, we are committed to being Guardians of Mountain Life, protecting this fragile ecosystem.
Our core mountain wine Terrazas Reserva Malbec 2021, was acclaimed among the top 100 wines of the year by Wine Spectator, and released to the markets bottled in the lightest bottle of the segment; reducing xx% the carbon footprint.

2024

Launching Terrazas de los Andes Extremo Malbec

The launch of Terrazas de los Andes Extremo Malbec as our Icon with the aim to elevate the Maison Terrazas de los Andes to the next level, leading the future of Argentine fine wine.

About us

Our people

We inherited our passion from the pioneers of French-influenced Argentinian winemaking, and assembled a team of wide-ranging talent and abundant enthusiasm, all in the service of excellence. We’re ambitious and intentional with a shared adventurous spirit– and each of us plays an essential role in ensuring the consistent style and quality of our wines.

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Our Vineyards

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MOUNTAIN WINES

Born where the earth meets the sky, Terrazas de los Andes wines magically capture the pure, fresh taste of the Andes in Argentina. Cultivated in unique terroirs, in harmony with the mountain life we guard, our high-altitude Argentinian wines are layered, yet surprisingly elegant and bright. Come and explore the wines of our breathtaking mountain world.
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