Sur de Los Andes
Bodega Sur de los Andes was created by Guillermo Banfi, an Argentine professional who entered the wine industry in 2002. He studied in Los Angeles and New York and then spent the 90’s in banking and finance working in Buenos Aires and New York acquiring both business experience and taste for fine wines.
His passion for wine collided with his business training, and, coming at the start of the worldwide boom in Argentine wines, led him to make the decision to leave banking to pursue a dream of creating a high quality boutique winery.
In 2005, Guillermo, hired one of Argentina’s rising young stars, winemaker Pablo Durigutti, and pursued his dream by forming Sur de los Andes.
All grapes are carefully selected from a small number of producers in the two prime zones of Mendoza: Luján de Cuyo and Uco Valley. These vineyards range from 10 to 60 years of age and are carefully managed to yield less than 9,000 pounds per acre.
These two regions have the oldest and highest quality vineyards, with elevation rising at 3.500 feet at the foothills of the Andes. These elevations guarantee long, bright, warm days followed by cool nights, which creates an ideal environment for growing healthy and ripe fruit.