Weinert is one of the most renowned wine estates in Mendoza and one that can trace its history back to 1890. However, it is only since its purchase in 1975 by Brazilian businessman Bernado Weinert that the estate really came to prominence. Weinert appointed Raul de la Mota as winemaker, and, from the outset, quality rather than quantity was king. This is a small operation by Argentinian standards with only 40 hectares of vineyards producing 1.2 million litres a year.
The estate built its reputation on full-bodied long lasting reds made from Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. These are sold as individual varietals or as part of a blend - notably Carrascal, and Cavas de Weinert. Don Raul has now retired and the wines are now made by talented Swiss winemaker Hubert Webber.