A viticulture oasis nestled in the foothills of the Andes.
At the entrance to the Alto Molino Winery there is a historical structure that dates back to the year 1665. The building was constructed by a Jusuit priest to harness the energy of flowing water thus driving two large stones to mill grains into flour. A testament to our quest for innovation to create products that make our lives more productive. Alto Molino grows their grapes on the same soils and high altitude as did the Argentina Pre Hispanic Diaguita people.
Piattelli & Alto Molino Winery
Vines Among the Clouds
Altitude 5,985 Feet
Alto Molino grows and harvest their grapes among the clouds at an elevation of 5,985 feet. One of the highest altitude vineyards in Argentina and possibly the world. This land was an early agricultural center of the Diaguita people that dates back to 860 AD. Our first planting here was a decade ago. The allure was simply fertile land and the abundance of pure water. The same attraction that motivated the founders of Alto Molino. Here they uncovered Calcium Carbonate stones with a rich Calcareous soils and perfect climate to produce world class wines.
NEW PLANTINGS 2006