Ernesto Catena is a fourth generation winemaker and the eldest son of Nicolas Catena. Ernesto grew up in the world of wine in Mendoza and his father Nicolas was a pioneer of the Argentina wine revolution. Ernesto felt the need to produce his own wines to reflect his basic beliefs in quality, creativity, small volumes and wine as a strong narrative. The majority of the grapes (including all the Siesta wines) come from his 178-acre vineyard in the Uco Valley’s Vistaflores. Planted in 2002 and certified organic in 2011 and biodynamic in 2012.
Ernest is a raw free thinker with radical ideas making their ways into his wines. He has also built a zero input winery on his property for the Tikal wines, running on gravity and solar. Roaming the vineyard you’ll meet an Alpaca herd and stumble into his extensive Patagonian Rose garden. Ernesto Catena offers a rethink of his father’s Argentinian wine revolution.