CHAYEE BOURRAS San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina
Chayee Bourras, located in the foothills of the Andes in the Mendoza area, is an 8-acre vineyard with 50-plus year old Bonarda vines. It is a partnership between a couple of Canadian families who had been looking all over the world for a vineyard to call their own, and the Gomez family, who owned the vineyard and shared their vision of making an iconic wine. Together, they have created this boutique winery with very small production of Bonarda.
Region & Vineyard Notes
Cuadro Benegas is located on a mountainous elevation near the town of San Rafael in the heart of Mendoza. The vineyards are planted in sandy loam soil, in the foothills of Sierra Pintada, 800 meters above sea level. Irrigated by the famous river Diamante, the vineyards are exposed to harsh weather, extreme temperatures, snowfalls, high thermal fluctuations in summer -- all ideal conditions for the cultivation of vines as they provide the wine of the region with a particular style.