Viña las Perdices
From a farming tradition, the Muñoz López family arrived in Argentina in 1952 from their native Andalucia, in the south of Spain, in search of new horizons. They settled in Mendoza and from 1958 began with the cultivation of vines.
Viña las Perdices is located in the foothills of the Andes Range at 3,380 feet above sea level, in Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo; Mendoza, the first Argentine DOC zone.
In its philosophy, Via Las Perdices fuses the meticulous hand of the man in charge of the special care of the grape, with the elaboration of fine wines of high quality, prioritizing respect for the environment.
When Don Juan Muñoz López arrived in these lands to grow his vines and produce his own wine, he was astonished by the amount of partridges that were pacing around.
One beautiful day, as he walked among the rows of vines, he caught one of them asleep, but when it heard him, he rose quickly. A neighbor of the place told him that these birds of beautiful plumage were old inhabitants of the area and that they used to be seen in groups of three.
With the passing of the days they became nice companions of their long days of work.
It was then that he decided to name his winery "Viña Las Perdices" or vineyard of Partridges roughly translated.
Viña Las Perdices is a family business that was developed by Juan Muñoz López, his wife Rosario and their children: Nicolas, Estela and Carlos. The passion for the terroir, the winemaking activity and the challenge of the aging of fine wines of their own vineyards encouraged them to take these steps.
During the first 20 years they dedicated themselves to commercializing grapes. In 1977 the first winery was built and since then - and until 2003 - wines from the own vineyards in Agrelo have been continuously produced and marketed in bulk, without their own brand.
The finest wine producers in Luján de Cujo have used the family's efforts to promote their own brands with much success and financial profit.
It was in 2004 that the passion for the wine of the Muñoz López family took shape in a new venture and Viña Las Perdices was built on the Agrelo estate. The first wines of their own began to be bottled in the middle of 2006.
At present, the Agrelo estate has more than 60 hectares of vineyards that include vines of more than 30 years and new implantations from 1999. In addition to the Agrelo vineyards, the winery has a second property located in the wine-growing area of arrancas, in the Department of Maipú, where the hectares that complete the total of the land cultivated by the family. They are more than 80 hectares of vineyards of their own, with more than 12 different varieties between white and red, which allows to offer a range of unusual products in family wineries.
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