Why Catena Zapata is the best

What's a visit to the new World’s Best Vineyard really like? PLUS Dr Laura Catena on elevating Argentine wine.

International Wine Challenge - Chris Boiling – July 13, 2023 READ MORE

Catena Zapata in Mendoza is voted number one in the World’s Best Vineyards 2023

Topping the list is Catena Zapata from Argentina who also won overall South American vineyard.

World´s Best Vineyards – July 12, 2023 READ MORE

Catena Zapata tops the list at No. 1 World’s 50 Best Vineyards to Visit

Argentina’s Catena Zapata was just crowned the No. 1 wine estate in the world to go experience firsthand.

Bloomberg - Elin McCoy - July 12, 2023 READ MORE

Laura Catena elected as new honorary president at WSET

The ambassadorial role will see Catena supporting the ongoing advance of the WSETs highly success mission to deliver wine and spirit education around the globe.

Harpers - Andrew Catchpole - April 20, 2023 READ MORE

Catena Zapata, N°1 Most Admired Brand in South America & N°2 in the World

Argentina’s Catena Zapata, winner in 2020, took the runner’s-up spot and therefore collected the Most Admired Wine Brand in South America.

Drinks International - Shay Waterworth - March 29, 2023 READ MORE

Catena Zapata Family opens first restaurant, built on 120 years of winemaking heritage

In 2023 they marked another milestone, the opening of Angélica Cocina Maestra.

Forbes - Cheryl Tiu - March 20, 2023 READ MORE

Dr. Laura Catena received Outstanding Achievement Award from Meininger

She received the award for her work in Sustainability and in elevating Argentine wine.

Meininger – March 18, 2023 READ MORE

Dr. Laura Catena, Winner of the Old Vine Hero Award 2023

She accepted the award for her longstanding commitment to promoting and protecting the future of Old Vine Malbec in Argentina.

Jancis Robinson – Tamlyn Currin - March 16, 2023 READ MORE

Catena Institute of Wine becomes a research and industry associate of the IMW

Catena join the IMW’s mission to promote excellence, interaction and learning across all sectors of the global wine community.

Master of Wine - March 1, 2023 READ MORE

Argentina’s Most-Awarded Wine Family, Catena Zapata, Partners with the Star Wine List of the Year Awards in London

Adrianna Catena presented the Gold Award for Best By-the-Glass List in the ceremony.

Industry Advisor – February 24, 2023 READ MORE

ALL EYES ON ARGENTINA From Fútbol World Champions to Wine Champions

Argentina’s most-awarded wine family, Catena announces a new restaurant, Angélica – Cocina Maestra, opening February 2023 in Mendoza, Argentina, featuring ‘the Messi of Wine’ as chef and a ‘wine-first’ concept.

December 22, 2022 READ MORE

Catena Zapata opens exclusive new restaurant

Catena Zapata has opened a charming and sophisticated new restaurant where diners can enjoy the house’s most exclusive, award-winning wines.

Decanter – Alejandro Iglesias – December 15, 2022 READ MORE

Catena Zapata - #1 Best Vineyard in Argentina and #9 in the World

‘World’s Best Vineyards’ Announced Top 50 in Mendoza, Argentina

World’s Best Vineyard – October 25, 2022 READ MORE

Nicolás Catena Zapata chosen by Le Figaro as one of the Best Wines of 2019 Vintage

The most important newspaper in France chose the best wines of 2019 vintage. Nicolás Catena Zapata received the same rating as Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Margaux, Masseto & Solaia.

Le Figaro – Ella Lister et Alicia Dorey – September 23, 2022 READ MORE

'Malbec Mon Amour' Dives Deep into Argentina's Signature Grape

Bodega Catena Zapata's Laura Catena and Alejandro Vigil publish a new book about the history of Malbec, Mendoza and the visionaries behind the family business.

Wine Spectator – Shawn Zylberberg – March 22, 2022 READ MORE

Wine Star Awards. Who is the Argentine who won one of the most important awards in the World of Wine?

Nicolás Catena is the first South American vintner to receive Wine Enthusiast’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

La Nación – Sebastián A. Ríos – February 8, 2022 READ MORE

A Biography About Argentina’s Most Famous Red Grape

“Malbec Mon Amour,” written by two directors at the Bodega Catena Zapata winery in Mendoza, tells the story of a grape that likes to travel.

The New York Times – Florence Fabricant – January 18, 2022 READ MORE

Nicolás Catena Zapata receives Wine Enthusiast Lifetime Achievement Award

The prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award honors industry legends whose decades of innovative and groundbreaking work have transformed the wine world and beyond.

Wine Enthusiast – Michael Schachner – October 28, 2021 READ MORE

People to know: Laura Catena

Karen MacNeil interviews Laura Catena

Wine Speed – Karen MacNeil – September 29, 2021 READ MORE

Jancis Robinson’s Writing Competition 2021

Dr. Adrianna Catena wins the popular vote with essay about Angélica Vineyard, Argentina.

Jancis Robinson – September 22, 2021 READ MORE

The Rise of Catena: Observation, Hard Work & Calculated Risk

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Christy Canterbury – Christy Canterbury MW – August 19, 2021 READ MORE

New Catena Institute study shows the value of terroir

Jane Anson reports on efforts by the Catena Institute to measure terroir in Argentina.

Decanter – Jane Anson – July 8, 2021 READ MORE

Proof of Terroir? Researchers Dig Deep into Argentine Malbec

A study from the Catena Institute of Wine finds chemical evidence that the soils in which a vineyard grows leave an indelible stamp on the wine.

Wine Spectator - Shawn Zylberberg - April 23rd, 2021 READ MORE
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The Catena Institute of Wine proves the existence of Terroir

The article “Terroir and vintage discrimination of Malbec wines based on phenolic composition across multiple sites in Mendoza, Argentina” was published in one of the most-cited journals in the world.

Scientific Reports - February 3rd, 2021 READ MORE DOWNLOAD PDF
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The Evolution of Malbec, Argentina’s Signature Wine

VinePair’s wine-loving staffers found inspiration in our Catena wines to create tasty pairings while learning about the fascinating history of the Malbec grape.

Vinepair - Sam Sumpter
December 8, 2020
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Laura Catena and Argentina's high-altitude Malbec

How Laura Catena is harnessing science and history in the snowy Andes to create Argentina’s new award-winning Malbec.

Between the wines - Ruma Singh
April 30th, 2020

Argentine Vintner Dr. Laura Catena Discusses Harvest During a Crisis

Laura spoke with Wine Enthusiast about how both Catena Zapeta and Argentina itself are navigating the novel coronavirus pandemic, and how the industry and entire world can best move forward.

Wine Enthusiast – Susan Kostrzewa
April 2th, 2020

Catena Zapata tops The World's Most Admired Wine Brands 2020

Argentina’s Catena Zapata has topped this year’s list of The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands, conducted in association with market research specialists at Wine Intelligence.

Drinks International - Shay Waterworth
March 31st, 2020

Laura Catena releases book on world's most famous vineyards

Managing director of Argentina’s Catena Zapata, Laura Catena, has released a new illustrated book featuring what she believes are the 12 most celebrated vineyards in the world.

Drinks Business - Phoebe French
March 9th, 2020

Laura Catena Works On Two Continents - As Physician And Winemaker

Catena explained how input from her medical background helped improve operations at her family’s already iconic winery.

Forbes - Tom Mullen
February 17th, 2020

Dr. Laura Catena's newest book explores some of the world's great vineyards

Discovering a fine vineyard is like finding gold. That’s the premise explored in Dr. Laura Catena’s newest book.

Wine Business - Kerana Todorov
January 20th, 2020

Laura Catena on science, culture and how argentine malbec fits in with the world's greatest wines

The philosophy of elevating Argentine wine is at the core of everything we do.

Grape Collective - Lisa Denning
November 2nd, 2019

Catena Zapata was proud to host a wine tasting at the Great Wall

Laura Catena, invited a group of people to enjoy five wines from Catena Zapata’s Adrianna Vineyard that were awarded 100 points by Robert Parker, James Suckling and Falstaff.

Financial Times - Xue Li - October 25, 2019 READ MORE

Five wines from Catena Zapata's Adrianna Vineyard were awarded 100 points by Robert Parker, James Suckling and Falstaff

Falstaff - October 3, 2019 READ MORE

Climb every mountain: the Catena story

Anthony Rose recounts the history of the epoch-defining Argentinian producer and profiles the uassuming intellectual whose visionary ideas and business acumen put his country on the global fine-wine map.

The World of Fine Wine - Anthony Rose
September, 2019
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Laura Catena Looks to Next Generation in UC Davis Lecture Series Talk

In her lecture titled “How Science Can Preserve the Ancient Art of Winemaking,” Catena detailed her experiences in helping establish Argentina’s wine industry.

Wine Business - Kendal Koorenny
May 31, 2019
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Laura Catena reveals her "100-year plan"

At a tasting in London yesterday, Laura Catena revealed her “100-year plan” for Nicolás Catena Zapata – her top-end Argentine label now sold through La Place de Bordeaux.

The Drinks Business - Patrick Schmitt - February 14, 2019 READ MORE
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In search of finessse

Adrianna Vineyard Fortuna Terrae Malbec 2014, N°1 wine recommended by Kim Marcus.

Wine Spectator - December 31, 2018 READ MORE

The Mission-Driven Career of Laura Catena

With boundless energy and a scientific viewpoint, she is leading Argentine winemaking to new heights.

Seven Fifty Daily – Betsy Andrews – December 31, 2018 READ MORE
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Laura Catena: “Argentina is the paradise of wine”

She is one of the heiresses of the most important winery in the country and combines her passion for Mendoza vineyards with her work as a pediatrician in California.

La Nación – December 30, 2018 READ MORE

Wine Star: Laura Catena

The Argentinian vintner is a passionate ambassador for her native land.

Wine Spectator - October 22, 2018 READ MORE
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Decanter Wine Legends

Nicolás Catena Zapata, vintage 1997, featured at Decanter.

Decanter - October 2018 READ MORE
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Catena Zapata to sell top wines via Place de Bordeaux

Catena Zapata in Argentina has said that two of its top wines will be represented across Europe and Asia by 10 Bordeaux merchant houses.

Decanter - September 5, 2018 READ MORE

Catena Zapata joins La Place

Bodega Catena Zapata’s flagship wines, the Nicolás Catena Zapata 2015 and the Adrianna Vineyard Mundus Bacillus Terrae Malbec 2015, have joined La Place de Bordeaux

Meininger - September 5, 2018 READ MORE
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Could Wine Become Your Career?

Lettie Teague speaks with several accomplished professionals “who made the leap into wine in hopes of greater fulfillment,” including LAURA CATENA, managing director for CATENA ZAPATA.

The Wall Street Journal – August 30, 2018 READ MORE
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Two Wines from Catena's Adrianna Vineyard are First South American Wines Awarded 100 Points from Robert Parker

Luis Gutiérrez awards perfect scores to South America for the first time: Adrianna Vineyard River Stones Malbec 2016 and El Gran Enemigo...

PR WEB – July 16, 2018 READ MORE

Laura Catena's Malbec Mission

Bodega Catena Zapata sparked a wine revolution in Argentina. Vicki Denig talks to its insanely busy managing director.

Wine Searcher - Vicki Denig – July 12, 2018 READ MORE

Bodega Catena Zapata

One of the outstanding and historic houses in Argentina, Catena was first founded in the 19th century.

Washington Wine Blog - November 30, 2017 READ MORE

Catena transformed face of Argentine wine

In 1898, Nicola Catena left famine-stricken Italy to find a new home in Argentina and it was his decision to plant Malbec...

The Royal Gazette – November 24, 2017 READ MORE

Catena unveils new label design inspired by the history of Malbec

Bodega Catena Zapata has unveiled a new label design for its Malbec Argentino 2015.

The Drinks Business - 20th November, 2017 READ MORE

"Innovation through technology is finished"

Dr. Nicolás Catena Zapata, the patriarch of Catena Zapata, believes that the era of innovation through technology-driven winemaking is over, upended by pursuit of terroir.

The Drinks Business - by Natalie Wang - May 2017 READ MORE

"The quest to uncover Argentina’s true winemaking potential"

Dr. Laura Catena has a gift. The gift to make in-depth talk of soil microbes and rock formations captivating.

The Buyer - by Richard Siddle - April 24, 2017 READ MORE

Argentina on fine wine mission to rival Burgundy

Catena Zapata is similarly a producer know for following the fine wine path, highlighting not only the evolution of its Malbecs...

The Drinks Business - April 24, 2017 READ MORE
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"Any protectionist action is harmful..."

By simply glancing Nicolás Catena Zapata’s CV, one can immediately tell that he’s no ordinary businessman.

La Nación - by José del Rio - February 12, 2017 READ MORE

High Hopes in The Andes

Can science help an Argentine heiress produce a New World wine as complex as a Bordeaux? Dan Rosenheck visits the vineyards...

The Economist - by Dan Rosenheck - January 2017 READ MORE
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Vertical Tasting of the Nicolás Catena Zapata 1997-2012

The wines from Bodega Catena Zapata, including the Chardonnays, have established an impressive track record for longevity...

Vinous – by Stephen Tanzer - October 2016 READ MORE

The Village Wines of Mendoza

Catena offers a range of deliciously fresh, high altitude, single-vineyard malbecs, as well as a new line of more affordable "village" wines from Mendoza.

Wine&Spirits Top 100- September 2016 READ MORE
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You Think You Know Malbec Wine...

A new wave of subtle, structured wines out of Argentina are poised to change the way the world sees the famous fruit bomb grape.

Bloomberg - by Elin McCoy - August 19, 2016 READ MORE
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The grande dame of Malbec

Heir to a dynasty that celebrates argentine wine, she is the first woman to run one of the high-end wineries of her country.

La Nación - by Christophe Salin, General Director Domaines Barons de Rothschild - December, 2015 READ MORE
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Saving Malbec

Emergency room doctor/winemaker Laura Catena breathes new life into Argentina's misunderstood national grape.

Saveur - by Bruce Schoenfeld - December 25, 2015 READ MORE
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Wine Trails: Mendoza wineries to visit

See Lonely Planet's recommendations for four Mendoza wineries to visit when travelling the region, from their new wine travel book.

Decanter - November 5, 2015 READ MORE
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Taking Their Place

It seems surprising, but as recently as a generation ago, women in Argentina were kept at arm’s length by the wine industry.

Female Winemakers - by Amanda Barnes - 2015 READ MORE
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Is there a Doctor in the Vineyard?

Balancing a professional life in medicine with a family life is daunting enough, but throw a second career into the equation...

BCLiquorStores - by Kasey Wilson - March, 2015 READ MORE

Characterization of Malbec

In this article, the author explains that the soil is not just an inert medium that supports the vine, but a rich environment filled with microflora.

Translation from Los Andes - By Fernando Buscema - February, 2015 READ MORE
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I knew I could help since I was young

She is not only Catena Zapata’s Managing Director, but she is also a Biologist and practicing Emergency Physician...

Translation from La Nación - by Sebastián Ríos - February, 2015 READ MORE

Dark Horse Wines

Great Finds in Odd Places. On a quest for terrific wines from anywhere but the places you might think they were made...

The Wall Street Journal - by Lettie Teague - 2014 READ MORE
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Wine Star: Dr. Nicolás Catena Zapata

The right leader at the right time, this vintner effected profound change in Argentina's wines. Argentina's wine visionary, Nicolás Catena Zapata.

Wine Spectator - by Ben O'Donnell - October, 2014 READ MORE
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A doctor is reviving Argentinean Wine

Laura Catena, one of Argentina’s best wine producers, is also an emergency-room doctor in San Francisco...

Food&Wine - by Ray Isle - September, 2014 READ MORE
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The permanence of Malbec

Laura Catena, Catena Zapata's Managing Director stresses the fact that Malbec is already famous in the world...

Translation from Vinos y Buen Vivir - by Federico Lancia - 2014 READ MORE
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Beyond Malbec

Argentine wines offer quality, value and accesibility. Laura and Dr. Nicolás Catena Zapata are credited with improving winemaking...

Market Watch - by Eugenia Williamson - 2014 READ MORE
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We can't be tempted to produce cheap, bulk wines

Laura Catena insists on the fact that Argentina has to focus on selling high-end wines abroad.

Translation from Los Andes - by María Soledad Gonzalez - June, 2014 READ MORE
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Science at the Service of Pleasure

An Institute dedicated to achieving the perfect blend and balance.

Translation from La Nación - by Sebastián Ríos - July 19, 2014 READ MORE
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Why is Argentinian Malbec Unique?

Researchers explain why argentine malbec is different from malbec wines from other parts...

Translation from La Nación - by Sebastián Ríos - July 21, 2014 READ MORE

High-end wines auctioned

The event took place for the second consecutive year. Wines are starting to sell like works of art.

Translation from La Nación - by Sebastián Ríos - May, 2014 READ MORE
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Lunch With Dr. Nicolás Catena Zapata

I was lucky enough to be seated next to Dr. Nicolás Catena Zapata, considered to be the Robert Mondavi of Argentina.

The Huffington Post - by Mary Orlin - Jun 23, 2013 READ MORE
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The Gentleman of Wine

Following Catena's enlightenment, Argentina began to make quality wines and found its place in the world of wine.

Translation from La Nación - by Sabrina Cuculiansky - 2012 READ MORE
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Argentina's Visionary Vintner

Nicolás Catena Zapata earns 2012 Wine Spectator Distinguished Service Award

by Nathan Wesley - November, 2012 READ MORE
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Q&A: Laura Catena

She is an emergency room doctor. She is also a fourth-generation winemaker from a family credited with revolutionizing Argentinian wine.

Wine Searcher - by Amanda Barnes - August, 2012 READ MORE
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Fatherly advice for wine on Dad's Day

In Argentina, Nicolás Catena Zapata took over from his father to establish Catena as one of the great Argentinian wine brands...

Shangai Daily - by Anthony Rose - June, 2014 READ MORE
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The Chill Above, The Chalk Below Gualtallary

Closing in on 5000 ft above sea level, the terrain southwest of Mendoza becomes extreme.

by Nathan Wesley - November, 2012 READ MORE

Anniversary Buying Guide

Nicolás Catena Zapata is one of the principal figures today in Argentine wine, the force that's made malbec Argentina's defining wine.

Wine&Spirits - Special Issue - Winter 2011 READ MORE
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Catena Zapata, Pioneer of Malbec

Argentina wasn't exactly a hotbed of winemaking in the past. But after Nicolás Catena Zapata, the world turns its attention to the South American.

Beyond Magazine - by Bang Jin-sik - 2011 READ MORE
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We have to focus on the High-End

Laura Catena, president of Bodega Catena Zapata, is a key promoter of our white and red wines in the US.

Translation from El Conocedor - by Giorgio Benedetti - 2011 READ MORE
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Meat&Malbec: Bodega Catena Zapata

A Mayan piramid in the middle of Argentina? That's the first sign you have that Catena Zapata winery sees itself a little differently...

USAToday - by Chirs Gray Faust - 2011 READ MORE
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I'd like that working here becomes the equivalent of studying in Harvard

At present, Nicolás Catena Zapata's daughter is president of her family's winery...

Translation from Pap Mendoza - by Mauricio Llaver - 2011 READ MORE
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The Rich Wine and Food Heritage of Argentina is reflected by its people

First Impressions of Buenos Aires. Wine is a high source of national pride among Argentines.

Wine Spectator - by James Laube - February 9, 2011 READ MORE

2010 Winestar Awards Ceremony

Wine Enthusiast Magazine honors wine industry luminaries from around the world at the New York Public Library on monday evening.

Wine Enthusiast - 2010 READ MORE

Argentine Wine: Malbec and More

According to Vino Argentino, a new book by Laura Catena, malbec was introduced to Argentina in 1853...

Smithsonian.com - by Amanda Fiegl - 2010 READ MORE
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Princess of Wine

As a scientist and Emergency Physician, Laura Catena leads the family winery, a traditional Argentine icon, in the land she loves.

Translation from La Nación - by Sabrina Cuculiansky - May 2010 READ MORE

Wine Tip: Malbec Madness

Argentina's star red is running up the score. With the explosion of Malbec bottlings available in the United States, it's becoming increasingly...

Wine Spectator - by James Molesworth - April 2010 READ MORE

Catena rules Argentine chardonnay

When I think of wine from Argentina, it’s generally rich, full-flavored reds -especially malbec- that come to mind.

Winophilia - by Stephen Tanzer - 2010 READ MORE

Nicolás Catena Zapata, Decanter Man of the Year

Nicolás, his wife Elena and daughters Laura and Adrianna enjoyed the award dinner in London...

Decanter - 2009 READ MORE

Argentina's Ambassador of Wine

California had Mondavi. Argentina has Catena... Nicolás Catena Zapata is the visionary who saw Argentina's potential to produce fine wine...

The Washington Post - by Dave McIntyre - 2009 READ MORE
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Young Winemaking Stars in South America

Vigil has set aside his ego, but not his restless drive to find the vineyard expression in the wine.

Wine&Spirits - by Patricio Tapia - 2009 READ MORE
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100 Greatest Wine States

The Only Winery from Argentina & Chile Selected by Robert Parker Jr. as one the Great Wine Estates of the World.

by Robert Parker Jr. - 2008 READ MORE

Tasting Highlights: Argentina

Malbec dominates the country's reds, but don't overlook Cabernet and even Pinot Noir.

Wine Spectator - by James Molesworth - 2007 READ MORE

Argentine Vintners Go Global

Argentina is one of the brave new worlds for wine. While it has a long history of winemaking, few vintners in this South American country...

The Washington Times - by Paul Lukacs - 2005 READ MORE
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Laura Catena, Argentine Ambassador

Laura Catena, 37, isn’t just a practicing emergency room physician with degrees from Harvard and Stanford...

Food & Wine - 2005 READ MORE
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Bodega Catena Zapata Leads Argentina's Push for Quality

Catena Zapata has long been among the leaders in moving Argentina into the realm of fine wine.

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