The Province of Mendoza is located in the Center West of Argentina, bordering with Chile, at the foothill of the Andes Range and produces around 70% of the Argentine wines. During the past two decades, thanks to investments in plantings and technology, this region has been greatly developed.
In a desertic climate, with an annual average rainfall of 250 mm, irrigation is a key factor. The departments of Lujan de Cuyo and Maipu, where the Benegas winery and Finca Libertad are located, are included in the “First Zone”, traditionally well known for the best quality wines of Argentina.
Finca La Encerrada at 1500 mt above sea level, bought by Bodega Benegas some years ago, is located in Uco Valley, a very well developed zone with vineyards between 1000 and 1600 mts (3300 to 5250 ft) above sea level. Situated in Gualtallary, District in the Tupungato Department, one of the two top micro regions of Malbec in Mendoza. Thanks to the climate and soil conditions, excellent wines are produced of intense colours, very fresh with abundant flowers and fruit, good structure and elegance