Doña Paula was founded in 1997 by the respected South American entrepreneur, Ricardo Claro. The backing of this important enterprise allows Donã Paula to establish itself as a well financed, innovative winery seeking to produce world class wines. the vineyards that were purchased by Mr. Claro are planted with 30 year old, low yielding, top quality vines. The style, quality and value are directly focused on export markets. Great quality is offered at very reasonable prices. Winemaking is handled by the highly motivated, educated and experienced Stefano Gandolini and Matias Michelini. Doña Paula enjoys new, state-of-the-art technology, with over 1 million liters of capacity in 100% stainless steel tanks, and French and American oak barrels. Doña Paula owns 1878 acres of vineyards in the Lujan de Cuyo and Tupungato regions of Mendoza, at 3200 to 3400 feet of elevation. The Lujan de Cuyo vineyards are adjacent to the Andes Mountains and are thought by some to be among the most beautiful in the world. Tupungato is among the highest altitude terroirs of the most renowned of all wine growing regions of Argentina. These districts of Mendoza are producing intense yet elegant aromas and flavors. Vineyard management at Doña Paula emphasizes maximizing the best varietal characteristics, with extensive care taken to achieve perfect ripeness while maintaining balance and freshness. Grapes are all hand picked.