Experience – Bodega Monte Quieto – Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina.
- Address: Cobos 12290 (Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo) Mendoza, Argentina (Google Maps)
- Hours: Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
- How to Arrive: By car
- Distance from Mendoza: 37.6 km / 23.3 miles
- Montequieto Website
- Email: [email protected]
- Phone Number: +54 (261) 562-8282
- Ideal Month(s): October – May
Monte Quieto, a small family run winery in Agrelo (Lujan du Cuyo, Mendoza), came to fruition in 2003 over none other than…a bottle of wine. The husband and wife (Matilde Pereda & Agustín Casabal) team met, fell in love, bought a farm, and had their inaugural vintage shortly after the birth of their first child. The winery focuses primarily on Cabernet Franc (with a fair percentage of Malbec blended in). Since its inception, every vintage has less and less Malbec in it, more and more Cab Franc. Monte Quieto also uses all indigenous yeasts and natural fertilizers (guano and barley shoots); neither of which are popular winemaking practices in South America.
The wines are terroir driven, and each plot of vines is carefully considered before being added into the blends. So two very different varietals have come together to create a wine with the elegance and fresh fruit of a Malbec, and the tannic structure that you would expect from a South American Cabernet Franc. With a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon, just for good measure, Monte Quieto wines are rich with black fruits and violets on the nose, and plush with tannins on the palate.
The winery accepts visits by reservation only. Email your request to [email protected].