Altos Las Hormigas
Winemaking and entrepreneurship came together in 1995, when Alberto Antonini and Antonio Morescalchi ventured to the emerging wine continent of South America. Both men were immediately attracted to Mendoza, with its high altitude and dry climate. The Tuscan winemaking tradition, combined with a new terroir, made Altos Las Hormigas a unique breed in the wine world. Rather than focus on Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot plantings, the Italian pair opted for Malbec, now a mainstay in Argentine wine. The team has grown to include renowned winemaker Attilio Pagli, and agronomist Carlos Vazquez. The semi-desert climate provided a temperature differential that proved beneficial for the growth of high-quality grapes. Hard work and patience has guided Altos Los Hormigas’ vineyard management, which covers 206 hectares.