Bodega Augusto Pulenta

The construction of the winery that today holds between its thick adobe walls countless stories and memories began in 1902, in the San Martín District, between the Andes and the "Pie de Palo" Hills. As one of the few buildings that withstood the three earthquakes since 1944, it is almost a provincial heritage. Colonisation of the area began in 1902, the same year the construction of the winery started on a small plot of land with traditional local materials: adobe for the walls, and a mixture of mud and reeds for the roof. In those days the wine was stored in the cellar, in rows of small brick containers one above the other. At harvest time, an Otto Deutz engine actuated the wooden pulleys of the crusher that received the wood buckets full of grapes. To attain the right temperature for wine making, there was a 12 meters (39.37 feet) high cooler built with reeds from the area that cooled the water as it flowed through the reeds and, by a simple heat exchange process, lowered the temperature of the Read more »

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    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Bonarda

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  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

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