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Experience – Trapiche – Maipu, Mendoza, Argentina.

Trapiche is one of the largest wine producers in Argentina. It owns 1255 hectares (3100 acres) of vineyards and collaborates with 300 contract growers throughout Mendoza, producing a diverse portfolio of wines. Trapiche makes around 133 million cases a year, and is distributed around the world.

Most of Trapiche’s red wine production is devoted to Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, while its repertoire of white wines includes Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Torrontés. In total, Trapiche has around twenty different ranges of wines, including single-vineyard releases under the Finca Las Palmas, Gran Medalla and Terroir Series labels. The Zaphy range is certified organic.

First established in 1883 by Tiburcio Benegas, el Trapiche started as a small vineyard in Godoy Cruz, Mendoza. Tiburcio grew the property to 6,653 hectares, and the family subsequently sold the property in 1971 to Argentina’s famous Pulenta family. Over the years, Trapiche has been a pioneer in the introduction of French vines, the production of varietal wines, the import of French oak barrels and the use of stainless steel tanks. It was also a pioneer on the international market, winning its first award in Paris in 1889.

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