Valle de la Puerta

Valle de la Puerta was established in 1994 and it started the olive and wine grape plantations in the same year. These plantations now cover 920 hectares / 2.273 acres, 770 hectares / 1.902 acres devoted to olives and 150 hectares / 375 acres to wine grapes. The property is located in Famatina Valley, La Rioja, Argentina; approximately 1.200 kms. (745 miles) from Buenos Aires by road. The beautiful Sierra Famatina, a group of mountains branching of the impressive Andean Chain, stretches into the province of La Rioja and attains a breathtaking height of 6.200 mts. (20.340 ft). Parallel to them and defining the Famatina Valley is Sierra Velazco, at 4.000 mts. (13.800 ft), hardly less imposing. Their influence on the grape growing conditions, on the valley ground, is as profound as the top-soil is deep. This soil, washed down from these mountains over the years, has filled the valley bed, raising the wine devoted lands to 1000 mts. (3280 ft) above sea level. Apart from providing a magnificent visual Read more »

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