The Arizu family are pioneers in Mendoza and the sub region of Lujan de Cuyo. They have produced wines under the Luigi Bosca label for more than a century. In the late 80’s with iconic heritage vineyards, the oldest in the region, they saw the opportunity to create an ultra premium boutique label with limited production from only the best fruit from their two iconic Mendoza vineyards.

The San Alberto and Viña Alicia vineyards are both located in Luján de Cuyo. The location, soil type and climate place these lands “among the most coveted in the world”. A true continental climate, dry, with an immense day/night temperature difference and the scarce rainfalls, about 180 mm, annual averag. These all add up to the ideal conditions for vine growing.

The soils are loamy and silty alluvial gravels and water for irrigation comes exclusively from the snow melt in the high mountains of Los Andes mountain range via a unique channel irrigation system. The Arizu family were instrumental in the recognition of Lujan de Cuyo as Argentina’s first Controlled Denomination of Origin in 1989.

Vina Alicia Malbec