Located in the foothills of the Andes mountains in Mendoza, Argentina, the vineyards of Terrazas de Los Andes boast altitudes of 4,500 feet, the highest in the region. High altitudes mean warm, sunny days for grapes to flourish, followed by cold nights that slow down their ripening. As a result, the grapes develop vivid, intense flavors with limited acidity. Each variety is associated with a specific altitude and is cultivated over terraced vineyards. This process helps produce the purest expression of each wine.
A cold climate winemaking expert with experience in Sancerre, Victoria and California’s North Coast, Hervé Birnie Scott traveled to Argentina to take on the challenge of establishing Terrazas de los Andes. As Estate Director, he is committed to attaining the utmost aromatic expression of each grape. This means carefully choosing the best period to harvest, handpicking the grapes, and sampling and tasting the fruit. He and his team of vineyardists play an essential role in ensuring the consistent style and quality of the wines, year after year.