From the beginning, Ernesto searched for people with a strong creative drive to make sure that the right values stood at the core of the company. Teamwork is at the center of everything they do, from farming to winemaking and business decisions. They want their work to be fun, intense, and meaningful. They don’t fear mistakes, but rather they want to learn from them because for them that’s the only way to learn. They strive for perfection not only in their wines but also in the spirit with which they make them. To share a meal, to enjoy the fruits of their labor—these are the things that matter to them.
A blend of Malbec from different appellations in Mendoza. Amorio, or ‘Love Affair’ represents the deep and enduring feelings the Argentine people have toward the Malbec grape.
Cabernet lovers will ‘Rejoice’ when realizing their favorite varietal gets even better with the soft touch of Malbec.
An ‘earth-friendly’ biodynamic blend of Malbec and Syrah made with certified organic grapes.
As #45 on Wine Spectator’s ‘Top 100 List’ in 2015, this ‘Patriotic’ old-vine Bonarda and Malbec is blended to perfection.
ERNESTO CATENA, OWNER
Ernesto grew up in the wine world of Mendoza. His father, Nicolas Catena, was a pioneer of the Argentine wine revolution, and the family has been making wine for over 100 years. Ernesto has combined nature and art to create a powerful and creative winery. A skilled horseman, software developer, and art collector, his many artistic and intellectual passions are reflected in his wines.
ALEJANDRO KUSCHNAROFF, WINEMAKER
Alejandro was born into a family of vintners and attributes his love of winemaking to growing up in the vineyards with his father. He believes that good winemaking is a mixture of science and art, understanding terroir in a way that expresses creativity. Alejandro focuses on organic production and biodynamics, both of which give him respect for the vineyard and the pure expression of the grapes.