This estate was purchased in
2006 by a Frenchman, John Du Monceau, who fell in love with the place
and decided to settle in Tupungato area with his wife Chantal. Bodega
Atamisque’s construction began in 2006 and the first harvest was
performed in 2007. From the very beginning, the respect for the nature
has been emphasized. The winery’s surroundings have remained intact with
their natural flora, including the regional bush atamisque, chañar,
piquillo, cactus and many other varieties. Besides, the catalpa tree
that grows in the estate gave origin to the name of the Premium wines
The 70-hectare vineyards largely supply the needed amount of quality
grapes. Bodega Atamisque only buys some Malbec grapes coming from
80-year-old vineyards and some Cabernet Sauvignon grapes coming from
ancient vineyards. The production focuses on Premium wines, using
first-quality French oak (Taransaud, Demptos) and reaching impressive
fruity wines with long aftertaste and not so high alcohol content.
has a production capacity of 500.000 liters and was designed in tune
with the lawys of gravity, so that the vinification process would follow
the natural fall and flow required at each stage without having to use
The grapes are from our own vineyards (we have 70 hectares of vines)
which lie at an altitude of 1.300 meters above sea level. As well as the
classic Malbec, we have taken advantage of the cooler climate typical of
this area and produce Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Merlot
and Cabernet Sauvignon.
has four main wine labels:
• Atamisque (Assemblage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec).
• Catalpa (Malbec, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon)
• Serbal (Malbec, Chardonnay, Rosé, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc).
•Sparkling Wines (Extreme, Cave Extreme, Paul Rigaud).
The Atamisque Lodges have
been created to enjoy the pleasures of rural Mendozian life: the sun,
peace, good climate, a backdrop of vines and fruit trees with a
magnificent view of the Andes Cordillera; the nights of clear skies,
full of stars.
The excellent wines from our winery can be enjoyed together with the
delicious dishes served at the “Rincón Atamisque”, the small
countryside/rustic/rural restaurant located on the grounds, where trout,
farmed on site, is the star of the menu.
Atamisque Estate is located in Uco Valley, in the district of San José
of Tupungato, on Route 86, famously known as the “Ruta del Vino” or
“Wine Route”. At the entrance, a grove of poplars welcomes visitors. The
main entry is behind a stone wall. Here, one can grasp entirely the rich
diversity of this philosophically interesting project. The owners John
and Chantal Du Monceau invite you to discover and to enjoy the harmony
between leisure, recreation and the sound of nature.