What do Mr. Underhill, engineers and Dolium Winery all have in common? The good sense to recognize the benefits of building underground.

Wine needs a stable temperature, during and after fermentation. Ideally that temperature should be rather cool, around 12 degrees Celsius (55F).

Anyone who has ever visited a winery knows to bring a light jacket or sweater to remain comfortable as you venture in and out of temperature controlled areas.

All of that temperature control requires expensive power, unless of course you build underground.

Throughout the Old World vast cellars have been utilized for hundreds, if not thousands of years, but in the New World most wineries are built above ground and require active cooling.

Dolium’s common sense approach to wine making doesn’t stop at building in a hobbit hill. Their exceptionally high quality wines begin in the vineyard and every effort is made not to undo what nature has given them.

The very name “Dolium” is latin for the amphora (clay vessels) that harken back to the earliest days of wine making, where grapes were allowed to create the wine and man stood back and watched.

We know more than the ancients did about making wine, so appropriate technology gently coaxes the very best out of the grapes.

The results are wines with great extract and classically styled aromas and flavors. I can attest that these are some of the best aging wines made in Mendoza.

Paul Hobbs was an early mentor for the winery which has since in many way surpassed the master. Finding their own style and filling a niche of exquisite wines that no others can match in Argentina, Dolium has come a long way in the short decade of their existence.



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Hours: Monday - Friday 9 am - 5pm. Sat. and Sun. 11am - 5pm. May be closed on Weekends and or Holidays

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Ruta 15, km 30
Agrelo 5509 - (Lujan)
54 261 490 0190
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Distance from Mendoza:
32.6k / 20.375m

GPS Decimal Coordinates:
-33.146949, -68.891951

Tourism Contact Info (from website): dolium@dolium.com (54) 0261 4900

Details from Website: Monday - Friday 9 am - 5pm Sat. and Sun. 11am - 5pm.








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