VINEYARDS

Our vineyards are located in Perdriel and Ugarteche in Luján de Cuyo, and Tupungato and El Cepillo in the Uco Valley, a total of 74 hectares planted. All of our vineyards are located in between 900 to 1300 metres above sea level. This is beneficial for the concentration of colour, aromas and characteristics needed to produce beautiful wines. Yielding is very low: From 4 ton/ha to 10 ton/ha. We believe in minimum intervention to produce great wines: The grapes are hand-harvested and transported to the winery in small 20kg cases, and no chemicals are used in our vineyards.

MENDOZA - ARGENTINA

The vineyards in Mendoza are planted in desert conditions, protected from the rain in the west by the Andes Mountains and from the east by the Argentine plains (Pampas). The water used to irrigate the vineyards comes from the melting ice of the mountains, and the high altitude leads to increased diurnal range, high sunlight exposure and intensity. Soils are usually well drained, poor, rocky and sandy, and the climate is continental, with hot and dry summers and cold winters, with extremely low rainfall  (150 to 220 ml per annum). Because of this, there are few problems with diseases, and the use of chemicals is not needed. All of these characteristics make Mendoza the perfect place to produce high-quality wines.

GRAPE VARIETIES

The grape varieties available are: Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Bonarda, Syrah, Lambrusco, Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay, all of them coming from low yielding vineyards.

Cabrini Wines - Perdriel Vineyard.

PERDRIEL

Cabrini Wines - Ugarteche Vineyard.

UGARTECHE

Cabrini Wines - Tupungato Vineyard.

TUPUNGATO

Cabrini Wines - El Cepillo Vineyard.

EL CEPILLO

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PERDRIEL

Our oldest vineyard, planted in 1918 by Don Leandro Cabrini. With a very poor soil, this vineyard is excellent for the production of high quality wine.

 

The yields are naturally low, producing a very concentrated and complex juice.

Luján de Cuyo is called "Primera Zona" (First Zone), because the soils, climate and altitude are extremely suitable for the vines.

  • Location: Perdriel, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza.

  • Surface: 6 Hectares.

  • Altitude: 900 masl.

  • Soil: Clay with rocky bottom.

  • Varieties: 100% Malbec.

  • Planted: 1918.

  • Production per Hectare: 4 ton/ha.

 

UGARTECHE

Located 15km south Perdriel, this is our most varied vineyard. Some of the traditional varieties grows here, used for our Vino Licoroso de Misa.

 

This is our youngest vineyard, with 46 years old. The vines are very small in size.

The Ugarteche vineyard is VSP trained and produces our most powerful and riper fruit.

  • Location: Ugarteche, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza.

  • Surface: 8 Hectares.

  • Altitude: 900 masl.

  • Soil: Clay and small-sized rocks.

  • Varieties: Malbec 3 ha. Tempranillo 1,5ha Bonarda 1ha. Syrah 1ha. Lambrusco 1ha.  Chenin Blanc 0,5ha.

  • Planted: 1970.

  • Production per Hectare: 8 ton/ha.

 

TUPUNGATO

Tupungato is located 80km south-west of Mendoza city. It is considered one of the best places in Argentina to grow vines, given it's high altitude, difference in between day and night temperatures, and low rainfall.

With more than 250 days of sunshine, the grapes can ripen properly and achieve great balance between maturity and freshness.

This is the biggest vineyard of the Cabrini family.

  • Location: Tupungato, Uco Valley, Mendoza.

  • Surface: 36 Hectares.

  • Altitude: 1300 masl.

  • Soil: Sandy with rocky bottom.

  • Varieties: Malbec 22 ha. Cabernet Sauvignon 7 ha. Tempranillo 4 ha. Chardonnay 3 ha.

  • Planted: 1957.

  • Production per Hectare: 10 ton/ha.

 

EL CEPILLO

This vineyard is located 100km South of Mendoza city. It is the cooler family-owned vineyard and produces wines of great freshness.

The hot days and cold nights are very important for the production of great wines. This vineyard produces extremely aromatic and elegant wines.

  • Location: El Cepillo, Uco Valley, Mendoza.

  • Surface: 24 Hectares.

  • Altitude: 1300 masl.

  • Soil: Sandy and rocky.

  • Varieties: Malbec 20 ha. Tempranillo 2ha. Syrah 2ha.

  • Planted: 1949.

  • Production per Hectare: 7 ton/ha.