Bodegas Salentein

Winery Star

Wine Leaders' Choice

Mendoza, Argentina

Bodegas Salentein is a landmark winery in Mendoza’s Uco Valley and the source of South American icon wines such as Portillo, Killka, and Salentein. In 1996, Dutch entrepreneur Mijndert Pon purchased the estate and began planting vineyards. The first high-altitude Malbec in Uco was planted at 1,300m above sea level in 1997. The cornerstone of Salentein’s architectural behemoth of a winery was laid the following year. The stunning edifice, located amid acres of vineyards with the snowcapped Andes towering in the background, never fails to impress visitors.

Winemaking at Salentein is led by José Galante, who is considered by many to be the father of modern winemaking in Argentina. José and his team work with 800ha of premium vineyards, located between 1,050 and 1,600m altitude, and the region’s mixed stony alluvial soils provide the foundations for Salentein to produce wines of wonderful definition and distinction. The magnificent, gravity-fed bodega, constructed in the shape of a cross, is a must-visit destination for wine lovers.

Salentein’s mission as a tourist destination is to create a synergy between wine and art. Salentein’s Killka cultural centre, located within the winery, has become a popular destination for art lovers. It houses an impressive collection of Argentine works from the second half of the 20th century, as well as a permanent exhibition of 19th and 20th-century Dutch works. The chapel built within the property is a work of art itself.

Posada Salentein, Salentein’s 16-room guesthouse with a pool, provides a five-star experience, including a top-flight restaurant where Salentein’s chefs offer specialties of Argentina’s Cuyo region in a gourmet style. Visitors can enjoy a privileged view of the winery’s Merlot and Pinot Noir vineyards while savoring their meal.

Year           1996

Country     Argentina

Address    Ruta 89 S/N, Tunuyán, Mendoza, 5560

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Certificate Of Excellence

The Winery Star Certificate is an award of excellence for wineries around the world. The certificate is issued for quality and expertise in the wine industry and is a great and valuable asset for wineries.

It is awarded to wineries that have been recommended by Wine Leaders around the world. It gives a boost in the level of credibility in the global wine community and it is a great way to strengthen the winery image.

Buyers, distributors, business partners and even travelers are more eager to contact awarded wineries to buy their wines and visit the winery. 

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