With a history that dates backs over a hundred years, Catena Zapata is a winery with a foot in the past, and an eye towards the future.
In the early 1980s when the rest of Argentina was content to make wines of no great merit, Catena Zapata was the first to experiment with oak aging and other techniques designed to improve quality.
They were the first to bring these high quality wines into the international market, and it is Catena Zapata that deserves the credit for alerting the world to the potential of Argentina.
A family winery that has managed to grow large enough to impact the global taste for wines, while still maintaining an unwavering approach towards quality.
The top of the line wines are not inexpensive by any measure, but these over one hundred dollar offerings far exceed the price of most of their peers, and more to the point, they are worth every penny.
Dramatic wines need a dramatic edifice and so with a nod to their new world heritage Catena Zapata created an homage to the Mayans in the shape of a pyramidal building that is as stunning inside as it is distinctive outside.
It is here that you will visit and taste some of the most memorable wines during your stay in Mendoza.
It is rare that I urge you to go out of your way to visit a winery that has as much parking space for busses as cars, but this is your chance to taste a bit of Mendoza’s history, and future.
Catena Zapata epitomizes the wines and wineries of Mendoza with its perfect balancing act between quality and quantity.
In a world of compromises, this is one of the few wine producers that is capable of doing it all.
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Hours: Monday through Friday from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm. May be closed on Weekends and or Holidays
Agrelo 5509 - (Lujan)
54 261 413 1100
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Distance from Mendoza:
37.3k / 23.3125m
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Tourism Contact Info (from website): http://www.catenawines.com/eng/contact.html 0261-4131124
Details from Website: Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm.
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