Welcome to Vistaflores Estate
Our vineyard sites in La Consulta and Vista Flores are considered the best terroir in the Valle de Uco – some 70 miles south of the city of Mendoza. The three regions account for less than 10% of all the wines produced in Mendoza. Our oldest Malbec vineyards were planted 45-60 years ago.
These old vines yield intense wines of saturated deep purple with a production of less than 2.25 tons an acre. The extreme difference in day and night time (diurnal) temperature produce an incredible concentration of dark currant, plum and blueberry flavors that are not found in other sub regions of Mendoza. The vineyard sites are planted at 3,400 feet and look up at the Andes peaks above 22,000 feet.
The Uco Valley is an oasis west of Mendoza, irrigated by the Tunuyán River. A number of tributaries flow into the Tunuyán River, making the valley very fertile. The Uco Valley is 3,400 feet above sea level and is situated directly in front of the Andes mountain range, which climb as high as 22,800 feet.
The Uco Valley offers pollution free pristine views of the mountains, and has soil that is perfect for growing grapes.
Vistaflores Estate´s three vineyards are in the Uco Valley, where the microclimate allows the grapes to mature to a high intensity and complexity.
Saying that Mendoza is the most important among the wine producing provinces is quite comprehensible, bearing in mind that it represents more than the 80% of all the wine production in the country, from its 146,000 hectares of vineyards. There, a quality-oriented industry is developing towards the constant search of vineyard and terroir improvements. Certainly, Mendoza holds an enviable diversity in this respect.
At its peak, Aconcagua Mountain is 6959 meters (22,841 feet) above sea level. The Andes Mountains descend to the semi flat land to the East. A series of valleys, such as Uspallata Valey, separate the Andes from the lower, Precordillera Mountains.