de los 7 Lagos
“The mysticism and romance expressed in the wines of Camino
de los 7
Lagos come from the vast landscapes of the Patagonia. Our wines
pay honour to this land of inmense beauty where the last unaltered
touches of creation can still be traced.”
Camino de los 7 Lagos was the first winery in the Province of Neuquen.
Our vineyards are located in the district of San Patricio del Chañar,
55 km away from the provincial capital (Neuquen City). The region
enjoys exceptional conditions for the cultivation of grapes. There
is excellent temperature variations with warm sunny days followed
by cool nights which give the grapes an excellent balance of fruit
and acidity, color, and aromas and body, all of which is reflected
in our wines.
The warming rays of the sun beam down through a usually cloudless
sky to allow the grapes to ripen fully, while low relative humidiy
and low rainfall (around 180 mm annually) ensures that the grapes
It is in this naturally healthy Patagonian environment that we have
800 hectares of vineyards on sandy and rocky soils. The majority
of vines planted are those of red varietals, accounting for around
85% of production with the remaining 15% reserved for whites. We
nurture outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Noir
and Syrah to produce our red wines and Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay,
Semillon and Viogner for our whites.
The vineyards were planted in 1999. The vines are trained on a low
trellis with a single cordon bilateral system. The pressurized,
computerized irrigation allows the so-called miracle of life to
occur in a desert soil by drip feeding the vine. The water for this
comes from the Neuquen River which itself is a result of summer
snowmelt of the Andes Mountain Range. Harvestt takes place between
February and April.
Camino de los 7 Lagos is equipped with state-of-the-art technology
for its wine production and storage. This allows us to perfect the
techniques of winemaking and to ensure that the wine is of the highest
quality and has an individual character and style. This also allows
us to benefit from excellent quality control over each and every
bottle of wine we produce.
Our modern winery is equipped with more than 200 stainless steel
tanks and 1200 oak barrels. This gives us the capacity to handle
around 8.000.000 litres of wine.
The winery is dedicated to producing wines of the highest quality,
using the latest technology and by taking advantage of the exceptional