Location: San Juan

Located at Tulum Valley, Bodegas Callia finds itself in a magic place. Here the grape receives permanent sunlight, soft and dry wind and abundant water that comes down from mountains and combines with the stony ground achieving high quality wines, fruity and round.

The Winery

Bodegas Callia is part of the group M.P. Wines, which has Dutch capital and two wineries: Bodegas Salentein in the Uco Valley, Mendoza, and Bodegas Callia in San Juan.

Modern and innovative, the current winery was built under high quality standards protecting and respecting the historic heritage of the area. Each detail was carefully calculated as well as the original vegetation and the construction was built under non-seismic techniques among the most advanced ones in the whole world.

Bodega Callia’s Farms

The winery owns estates in three valleys: Tulum, Pedernal and Zonda.

Tulum Valley

Callia’s farm at Tulum Valley receive the warmth from the sun during the whole year making possible an enormous variety of different weathers over the different grounds, ideal to get healthy and strong grapes.
This is the most important valley of the province and is located 630 mts over the sea level. At this valley you can find 45.280 cultivated hectares with wine grapes. It’s a zone that stands out for its ground heterogeneity that can be clayey, sandy or limestone of alluvial origin.

The grape variety that stands out at this region is the Shiraz but also Cabernet Sauvignon, Tannat, Bonarda, Malbec, Chardonnay y Viognier are important as well.

Las fincas de este valle son: The farms on this valley are: extension 180 hectares (124 Shiraz) with Malbec, Chardonnay and Viognier plantations. Planting years: 1995 - 1998.

Finca 9 de julio: Extension: 110 hectares (23 Shiraz, 37 Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Ancelotta) Plantation year: 2000..

PEDERNAL VALLEY

This farm located at Pedernal Valley is the new promesse of the provincial grapes because of its close location to the Andes Mountains and its height. Is located at 1.380 meters above the sea level, has stony and alluvial ground fact that gives the grapes intense colours and fruity taste.

This farm is located in the Sarmiento department. It’s a valley that stands out because of the wide temperature range (20° C) that allows a perfect development of the cultivated varieties. The surface harvested with wine making grapes is low yet, however the region is gaining more and more prestige because of its excellent quality grapes that are produced.

The prevailing varieties are: Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Chardonnay.

The farm at this valley is: Finca El Huaico: 350 hectares (80 of Malbec). Planting year: 2008

Zonda Valley

This valley is located at 800 meters above the sea level and it is pierced through its whole extension by the San Juan River. The harvest surface with wine making grapes summons up 1.135 hectares.

The prevailing varieties are: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Tannat.

Oenological Team

GUSTAVO DARONI – WINE-MAKER

Gustavo Daroni was born at the province of San Juan, where he grew up, and he is 40 years old. He showed interest in the world of wine since he was a child, as wine was a family passion. His grandfather, of Lebanese origin, became the first wine-maker in the family. Next, his uncle followed the same path and he played an important role in his career as he usually told him stories and anecdotes of the winery where he worked. They were both outstanding and hard-working men who loved wine and the wine-making industry; which made Gustavo feel deep admiration for them and for wine-making.

He completed his studies at Instituto Superior de Enología de San Juan (Higher Institute of Wine-making in San Juan). He worked at Bodegas Graffigna SA, and since the age of 23 he has been working at Bodegas Callia: he started visiting different vineyards and analyzing grapes, until he became a wine-maker at the winery.