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If you've ever dreamt about being a winemaker and bottling your own wine, then look no further, the options we've listed below may just fulfil that dream…
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In Argentina, it is not necessary to buy a winery or get involved in the intricate wine business to feel like a wine producer. For a decade now, the country has been developing projects that invite wine lovers to fulfil their dreams and have a return on their investment.
Several projects in Mendoza offer wine lovers the opportunity to make their own wine. Among these, Finca Propria requires the lowest investment. By buying just one row of vines, investors can feel just like a wine producer.
Located in Lujan de Cuyo, Dragonback Estate invites you to invest in their vineyards and offers expert advice to ensure a unique experience during the process of making your own wine.
Now, for those wanting something a bit more luxurious there are two unique projects in the Uco Valley offering more than just bottles. Casa de Uco Vineyards has vineyards managed by the winemaker Alberto Antonini, and its members have unlimited access to the amenities of the resort. Meanwhile, The Vines of Mendoza have already fulfilled the dream of more than 150 wine lovers, who can also dine at Siete Fuegos, the restaurant of renowned chef Francis Mallmann and enjoy the resort & spa located within its vineyards.
My house in the vines
La Morada de los Andes, for example, has 83 lots in Chacayes, Uco Valley, where investors can design their homes facing the stunning Andes mountains.
In the province of Salta, in northwestern Argentina at an altitude of 1,750m, you’ll find La Estancia de Cafayate with lots located in the hills and vineyards of the Valle Calchaquí, it boasts exclusive amenities for investors like: a golf course, polo field and a modern health club. They have even developed a program of investment management for each property to generate its own income from tourism.
Full wine experience
As is often said, ‘there is a better life, but it’s more expensive’. For those unable to access this standard, there are projects that integrate all the aforementioned services. In each of them, investors can acquire vineyards, produce their own wines or sell the fruit produced on their land under the advice of professionals.
At the moment, it is only possible to find projects of this size in the province of Mendoza. Tupungato Winelands is the first wine country club in the world. The master plan combines vineyards, a winery, golf and polo. Among its vineyards, coordinated by Michel Rolland, there are lots where investors can build the house of their dreams in the Uco Valley.
Further south, in San Rafael, Algodon Wine Estates offers similar services in one of the most traditional places of Argentine viticulture and adds a philosophy of sustainability, and a concierge service that can ensure an income from the rental of member’s properties.
Written by Alejandro Iglesias, for Wines of Argentina.